I’m not sure what it is about snakes, but I’ve had an affinity for them since I can remember. As a small child, I used to scare my parents to death when I’d come home from a walk in the neighborhood or while on vacation with a snake winding around in my hands. Most were non-poisonous, but I do recall catching a “water” snake in Northern Michigan that created quite a ruckus when my relatives figured out what it was.
Thankfully, my snake adventures of late have been with friendlier types, such as this Northern Ringneck snake. I first caught him on Saturday while we were doing some yard work. This morning, Cam found him again sunning himself in the driveway, and we decided to take some photos before we put him back under the planter he calls home. While I’m more careful now with the snakes I meet, they still intrigue me and I enjoy knowing at least some creatures out there appreciate my gardening.