These humid days and long hours at work have forced me to hike at night. I'm also going to the Philippines in October, so getting used to being up all night and sleeping during the day would make sense in helping me get used to the jetlag.
Near the start of the hike, a chorus of spadefoots greeted me and called me over to do a short photo shoot. I was happy to oblige, but my focus was on finding baby long-nosed snakes as they are NOW out and crawling about looking for their first newborn photos to be featured on HAZ and other social media.
I found one baby long-nosed snake within 10 minutes. It wasn't too happy about getting its picture taken, which is common for baby long-nosed snakes and baby humans alike. I kept trunkin' and saw a few more toads that got in my way and found another baby long-nosed snake.
Then I found a diamondback in the bushes. I tried to feed the snake some mice (there were a lot of rodents scattered around) by catching them and tossed them at the snake, but this snake was being lazy and unresponsive, so after the snake passed on rodent #3, I decided to return to the car. On the return, I saw another diamondback, which is a nice way to end the hike.