On my way out the door this morning, Matt said, "Mom, I got you a surprise in the truck."
"Really! What is it?"
He's such a wonderful son. I'm always on the lookout for snakes but haven't had any luck finding one for a good picture. Someone ran over this one with a car, but it was in good condition. It's a non-venomous rat snake. I don't like killing snakes, although if it comes into my house, it's fair game. There are a lot of good snakes out there, they control the mice population and even kill venoumous snakes, so I would encourage everyone not to kill them.