On the home front, the rattlesnakes are out. A young one keeps appearing on my front doorstep - I've had a couple of frights approaching the door after a shopping trip. It does remove itself without much hassle, but I suppose the smart thing to do would be to catch it and release it somewhere away from here.
But this morning, I found one had caught itself in the chicken-wire fence I've put up to protect my bird-feeding/flowerbed area from rabbits. It had been feasting on ground-squirrel babies, and got stuck. I got hold of its head with my reacher/grabber, and clipped some of the fence holes to free it, but instead of going back out, the stupid thing came INTO the enclosure, and then caught itself up again a few feet away. This time the head is too hard to get to, so I'll have to let it sit there. Crummy way to die, baking in the sun. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow, if it's still alive, but the adrenaline makes my hands shake, and I don't want to lose control of that head and end up in the hospital emergency room - after a 45 minute drive!
Life in the boonies of Northern New Mexico. I think I'll post this to my facebook page