We worked at the farm yesterday, moving soil and other debris with the tractor, and all around having as fabulous of a time you can have when working in dirt. Dustin must have moved something and found this little guy:
I’m guessing from this website he’s a Pacific Ring-necked Snake. Mildly venomous and delightfully colorful, we all instantly stopped what we were doing to poke and coo over our new little mascot. Once we were done scaring each other with him we put him safely in a wood pile where he acted dead, coiled into himself in self defense. Once we went away I’m guessing he slowly eased up and slithered in between the rough branches of the pile, finding himself a cool and protected place to rest from the days events. Hopefully he isn’t scared away for good and will show himself from time to time..