Look out, Tallulah Mae...what is that over there in the foliage?!!!
Um, snake? Where did you come from?
It was clearly trying to hide from us...I took Miss Mae home and drove back to see if it was still there--if it had been, I was going to call Animal Control to come and rescue it (poor thing!). I knocked on the door of the house whose sidewalk this is to see if it was an escaped pet, but no one answered the door. I can't figure out what kind of snake it is--any herpetologists out there? It was quite beautiful...in between the black markings is a sort of rusty-red mark, and it was more creamy colored than these (taken with one hand, trying to keep the dog well clear) photos might indicate. I hope Mr. Snake found his way home safely!
That's a reference to Samuel L. Jackson and Snakes on a Plane up there in the title...I love to quote him, even when it's not appropriate! I won't do it here, though...this is a family-friendly blog!