I just got home after a brief, surprise thunderstorm ... to find a pretty good size snake lounging in the breezeway at the garage side door. (Presumably, it was seeking shelter from the rain?)
- Could anyone please identify this type of snake?
- Is it poisonous?
- And in any case, is it likely to bite if it felt disturbed or provoked?
Thank you very much in advance!
Diameter: ~~4cm (~~1.5")
Length: ~~1m (~2-3'+) [though hard to say, since it's only been seen curled up]
Location: Southern California, mountainous desert region (~3K' altitude)
EDIT (~11pm PT): It's still there. :O