It has been in the 80's, which means the reptiles are hauling out on every available warm surface. You have to be careful where you walk, for that includes rattlesnakes. I won't even go into the time I barely missed stepping on a baby rattlesnake in flip flops. Come on, you know that's not what I meant. Rattlesnakes don't wear flip flops.
Yesterday I was sitting in the sun on the back steps taking a break, looked over and saw this fellow was sitting next to me.
Lounging around with lizards...they are not the best conversationalists in the world, but are pleasant company nonetheless.