Not really…but if it were a copperhead or rattlesnake? I’d have been a goner! :o)
This non-venemous snake is a Garter…most likely a Common Garter snake. They ARE fanged…but are harmless other then the nips and the stinky goo they will squirt out if mis-handled.
The title is because I was stepping in some heavy dry leaf-cover…and he came shooting out allllllll mad at me. I gave a squeal for sound-tests (if a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound thing) and since my lungs worked and I knew he was harmless…I got a few images then let him slither on his way.
NE Kansas in the Missouri River Bluffs 6/23/10