I make a quick run out to the garden shed to drop off some empty planting flats, and had one of those reptile-induced oh-crap rushes just before I put the flats down on top of this 4+ foot king snake.
He was cooperative enough to stay in place while I ran back the house for my camera.
He’s welcome to all the rodents and Phoebes he can eat, but it would be nice if he’d let me know he’s coming so I don’t embarrass myself squealing like a city dude when he surprises me like that.
Also in the herpetological news from Goose Creek: there was a two-lined salamander perched on the chicken’s extra water bowl just outside their pen this morning. Kewl.