My neighbor Rich found this rattlesnake skin in his backyard this morning! Note that it is doubled over where he is holding it -- that's one big snake! Rich was not happy and I don't blame him. And now we know that a very big rattlesnake is lurking nearby. If you want to see some very interesting photos that detail the shedding process, click here.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: