What kind of Snake is this.... but don't tell Loving Wife
Taking advantage of the recent rain, I was pulling a few large clumps of grass which were migrating into my vegetable garden. Since I compost, I get pretty huge worms occasionally and when I saw the body of this creature I thought it might be a worm and then I realize .... Not a worm.
The snake was very calm, I looked at him for a few minutes before putting him down in my natural area. After grabbing my camera and heading back out 3-4 minutes later, I was surprised to see he stuck around to let me get a photo. He let me snap a few and then I let him go his/her way.
Can anyone tell me what kind of snake this is? If you can not tell from the photos I would say it was 7-8" long. I need to know so I can decide whether to share my sighting with my lovely wife. :-)
Here is a link that might be useful: Headshot