YAY! I havent seen a snake in forever. In fact, i was feeling a bit sad about the fact that there seemed to be no snakes around the Luck Cabin at all in spite of all the water & wilderness... i am not used to a snakelessness existence. I used to live in a house so full of snakes, it woulda made Indiana Jones's skin crawl (on the sofa, under the fax machine, on the kitchen counter, swinging from the front porch, hanging over the bed board!)
My cat Toots brought this little cute snake into my bedroom. I knew he was not poisonous, so i scooped him up and got a closer look at the cute little face... the slithering tongue, and made a friend.
A yellow belly, and grey skin.... and small yellow ring around it's neck - which give it it's simple namesake as the "ring neck snake". (makes it easy to remember that it doesnt pose a threat, they rarely bite.)
I have only seen really tiny ones, this one was actually the longest one i have ever held.
:)))) I like how its tail end curls and wiggles.
(of course, i spared this snake from my cat, and put it near a log pile outside to hide.)