I think this is a watersnake though I found it many yards from water. It was feisty and looks as if it might need to shed soon. I didn't disturb it much and so couldn't get a look at all of it under there in the leaf litter. It is probably 3-4 feet long and its tail did not end in a rattle. Shot w/the OM 90mm macro at about f4. Handheld.
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