It’s a garden snake Krissy found in the yard; she picked it up rather than mow right over it, which I think was the karmically correct thing to do. Shortly after the picture was taken, Krissy released it again into the yard, also the karmically correct thing to do. We like small snakes; they eat small bugs that would otherwise bother us. So, go, little garden snake! Get those bugs!
Just been away from keyboard for most of the day, spending time with family. Because one is supposed to do that from time to time, rather than be online all day long. See you all tomorrow.