This weekend sitting on the back patio with my wife we watched this fellow slither up to the edge of the patio. He proceeded to snake up into the plant on the corner. He sunned a bit with his tail still on the ground. Then he went higher in the plant, stopped, and struck. He ate a small lizard that wasn’t paying attention.

I don’t know for sure it was the same guy. I shot this a few years ago in another part of the garden with an 80mm lens which was closer to the fellow than I wanted to be but still got me the shot. While he’s non venomous they can still hurt if they bite.