She's my "cheap indigo," just as dark as the all-black ones almost but didn't cost me a grand. Still has the aspect of "needs a permit to take her out of state when I move" which will cost a little more when that time comes, but as she could push between 5-7 feet long she won't be too much smaller than an indigo.
Tsela's actually the calmest of the three gophers I have; I've heard claims that the black pines tend to have slightly more bullheaded attitudes than other species, but it's certainly not the case with her. She's puffed up and bluffed only once in the time I've had her, and the San Diego gopher and bullsnake are much more prone to bolt, San Diego much more so. Only one bite from any of them though, and that was Rebel who for some reason went into feeding mode on my knuckle one day; not defensive, but hungry.
When I was living in CA gopher snakes were one that I would just pick up when I saw them and rarely saw any defensive attitudes, though they generally did try to crawl away. I do love to hear them hiss, tho'.
The unnamed gecko who hates human interaction as much as Piberius does...maybe more since he's more willing to bite.
House gecko by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And Rebel, who's at least 5 feet and a couple pounds now, but still could have quite a ways to go.
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr