Grins and Giggles
Tham N. Ophis loves to sun in this spot. He'll get nice and toasty then hide in a bush and wait. Invariably a hiker will come along and Tham will ease his body out of the bush leaving his tail covered. That way, the hiker doesn't notice Tham has no rattles on his tail. Scares the crap out of most hikers. Gartersnakes like to have fun too!
Eastern Sierras, Owens Valley, California 2012