I don't think I ever posted any pictures of some of the snakes I had to catch on the property back in Missouri last week. All rat snakes. These are all black rat snakes but I did also have a really pretty red rat snake too.
This one was not happy with me. All of these snakes were spotted above us on the rafters in one barn. They are amazing climbers. I did find some huge skin behind an old fridge and I am glad I didn't find the snake it belonged to. It would have been a very big snake.
I don't mind snakes when I'm out hiking, camping, or fishing but it's a little different when you're reaching into boxes in an old barn. I kicked myself several times for not having done this job in the winter like I said I would.