We have a lot of snakes around here. Most of the time we don't see them, but sometimes we do. I see racers, rough green snakes, ring necked snakes, garter snakes, brown snakes, prairie king snakes, black snakes and water snakes each maybe a couple of times during the season. I like snakes and I don't mind that they're around. We see them in the water and on the road and paths and once or twice a summer, the cats will bring one around.
What's really fun, though is finding a snakeskin. I found this one, whole!, on the path when I was mowing in September.
It's large - 56 inches long and still a little crinkly, so the snake it came off of was likely bigger. I'm guessing a prairie king snake or a racer.
Fact: Great Crested Flycatchers and Tufted Titmice regularly use snakeskin in their nests. Cool!