I saw my first Buttermilk Racer of the year today while I was releasing a Black Swallowtail. Buttermilk racers are my favorite snake. It was a juvenile so actually all I know for certain that it was some sort of young racer, but buttermilks are the only type I have seen here. I am glad that I finally saw one, because I have been disappointed with my snake sightings this year in my yard and elsewhere. Last year was one of the best in a long time though, and there are couple snake encounters that I may never repeat again.