I take Bud for a stroll every morning. Yes, EVERY morning. He pesters me mercilessly if he hasn’t had his walk by 9:30. Most days he walks around the pond out back. But sometimes, like today, he goes out front and down the street. A conservation area abuts the street about a quarter of a mile down the road. Here is what we saw this morning.
A little research online tells me this is a yellow rat snake. It is non-venomous and dines on rats, squirrels and other rodents.
And for those of you who are suffering from Bud withdrawal, here he is, enjoying the conservation area.