I first saw this snake as I was walking up the road to greet a fellow blogger whom I had invited for a Rocky Creek tour. I figured it might be the same kind of snake that I saw last year during our now annual excursion. All I remembered was last year's snake belly was orange, similar to this one. My blogging visitor jokingly expressed disappointment that I didn't know the name off the top of my head. Hey, I tend not to remember everything from Nature ID, but at least I can easily track past information. That's kind of the point of this blog. Of course, when I got home I looked up my blog entry from last year. Ring-necked snake? Definitely not. This one has an unusual rubbery appearance to it with lots of bite marks down the length of its body. Apparently, body scars are common in rubber boas. During the course of the visit, I passed it 4 times total. It couldn't have been entirely dead, because it changed positions each time, but it was still on the road. Neat! Here's a new-to-me snake that I never knew existed around here.