Latest from snakes
February 09, 2013 by Constance Taylor
Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the snake, so we're taking a moment to reflect on some of our Bay Area favorites.
July 01, 2008 by Kathleen M. Wong
Most folks don't think much of snakes unless they trip over them. It turns out that a remarkable diversity of serpents lives nearby, from beautiful red-bellied ring-necked snakes hiding under logs in damp woodlands to three- or four-foot rattlers sunning themselves on rocky slopes in Sunol Regional Wilderness. Able predators, many of our local snakes have evolved fascinating strategies for subduing their prey, whether rodents, amphibians, or even other snakes.
Are there any resident animal species in the region that hibernate in winter, even though we don’t usually have snow or freezing temperatures?
January 01, 2001 by Joe Eaton
That depends on what you mean by hibernation. All but one of the Bay Area’s 13 species of bats are ...