We never know what we'll find on a walk through the Cedars (semi-arid BLM land near our home). This guy was particularly eye-catching:
He's a 3 and a half foot long Great Basin Gopher Snake. He wasn't shy. He kept coming toward the camera.
Obviously, he was demanding a feature appearance in a blog post, and he's not someone I want to have mad at me!
A little farther along, this sage lizard kindly stood still long enough for a photo. We often see lizards darting through the sand to a safe hiding place under a bush, but they rarely pause to be admired. I guess he didn't want the gopher snake being the only represented reptile of the day.