This little fellow is only about 12" long which means he is newly hatched. Later on, he will be redder. A type of rat snake, we call them Corn Snakes.
He was under a damp chair cushion in a metal chair outside. When I uncovered him, he really didn't know how to escape because he couldn't find the upright part of the chair that he probably climbed.
Lane came and helped to the ground with a stick. He found a likely place to hide.
His journey up this pole cut gave me an opportunity to get
great photos up close.
Imagine what a climb up a 2' pole for a teeny snake.
He disappeared into the depths of ancient wood.
I thought I posted about the Cornsnake that cozied up next to an old soaker hose in a flower bed last fall. I guess not, since I haven't found it.
Give me a non-venomous snake over a rat any day.