I was out photographing a nearby area, when I noticed something in the cholla. It was a dead snake. I don't know how it would have gotten up there unless some stupid yokel (and there are too many of those around here) chucked it in there. Maybe I'm being too cynical. Maybe it was trying to get at a cactus wren nest. But I didn't notice any nests and I doubt that snakes can climb cacti. Anyway, it was a gopher snake and even though rather large, they are harmless and eat rattlers.