Saturday morning, I moved a piece of metal lying on the ground and was graced with this beautiful ringneck snake. It was a cold, grey, drizzly morning and the snake was balled up snug in the earth beneath the metal.
The top picture is after he warmed up a bit and could actually move about. The picture below is how he first appeared and how he stayed for several minutes until the endothermic warmth of me flowed into the ectothermic chill of him.
This is a snake whose beauty lies beneath him (or her... I don't really know it's sex).
Ringnecks are very small, very gentle, and generally just want to be left alone ... which is what I did after getting a few shots and a short video for y'all.
He's a wiggly little thing once he warms up to you.
After his video debut, I let him go beneath a cozy pile of planting pots.
Living room update:
Baseboards are on, but I came up one board short ... ARGGGHHHH! ... so no finished pics yet, but soon come, soon come.
Plus, I need to show you the deer at one month later... soon come on dat too!