Show & Tell
Reached for the light switch in the garage recently to see this young Texas Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri) dangling from a bicycle seat that was on a nail on the wall. She appears to be a 2015 hatchling (age estimation because we have so many birds, lizards and mice around here). I've found more of these around the house than any other species in the 17 years we've been here. Just behind this species--in the realm of discovery frequency--is the Eastern Black-neck Garter Snake, Thamnophis cyrtopsis ocellatus.