On what may very well be the last warm day of fall, I was finally able to find some free time and get out. Checked some spots I had went to in the past. One den produced a milksnake that I am certain was the same one found April of 2018. Went to another more moist location in the chances of maybe stumbling upon a smooth green. Came across some rubble that produced a nice young eastern garter. Walking the road back to the car, I came across a De Kay’s Brown snake. Second one I have ever seen. Fun to see this small snake again.

DeKay's/Northern Brown Snake

An out of focus picture as it threatenly opens its mouth. Shows its true colors as there was no flash used in this photo.

DeKay's/Northern Brown Snake