I met up with a snake in the front yard today. I took a few photos of it, but I'm not sure how well they'll show up
Snake in the garden!
Probably a Black Snake, King Snake, or Chicken Snake. Either one is harmless, and keeps down vermin. I almost said Blue Racer, but you don't hear about those any more!
I have tentatively identified this as a Speckled King Snake. Any other opinions would be welcome.
I have no idea what he is but he is sure a nice looking snake. I just get garter snakes but I enjoy seeing them.
I generally get lots of garter snakes, a few green snakes, a few black snakes, rarely a copperhead, and even more rarely a king snake. This was a very attractive snake. In the sunlight, every scale sparkled. The snakes don't bother us, we don't bother them.
I find those in my yard a lot. I call them Garter Snakes and leave them alone. I don't think they're poisonous, but since I don't really know, I don't touch them.