But nothing prepared me for this one!
He thinks he's hiding under that stalk of wheat-grass.
Little fellow is probably a foot long!
We couldn't figure out his identity so we had to look at his belly. According to the Kentucky Snake Book he is a Eastern Milk Snake, common in our area. I have never seen one in the wild until today.
We let him go under the deck.
Sorry, no photo of the lizard. She was too fast. We know it was a female because we watched her get "fat" this summer and then go skinny at the same time we found little empty eggshells.