Green-eyed's pic > rat snake. I've seen more of those while caching than any other snake. My wife and I walked up on one that was about 4-1/2 long at my Warriors 040. It's also what I posted a pic of that was climbing the tree near Ft. Worth. I really dislike snakes, but I'm getting where I almost like this type. I see them almost as much as I see other cachers on the trail.
thanks for the ID. juleed and I both have the same opinion...a snake is a snake and we'll leave it alone if it leaves us alone. He wasn't little and had a friend.
I'm slowly but surely learning my snakes better thanks to Houston Herp. If you have a pic of any snake and want an ID, he's your man. I actually met him several years before becoming a geocacher when he did a snake show up at Jesse Jones Park. He was holding a Burmese python and my daughter (who was three at time) was trying to ask him a question. She was reaching up and putting her hand on his arm (the "interrupt rule" that we had taught her) and the python was checking her out, bumping his nose on her chest, arm, head, neck, etc. She was oblivious....I was mortified.