Here they are.  New readers can refer back to the Snake Report for the exciting tale of how we became, for a very short time, snake custodians.  Our snake friend has not made any more visits, and the Sterilite container is back to its former employment as action-figure storage.

Refer to for more information on, and better photos of, Black Rat Snakes. 

the underside of the snake, note the distinctive pattern
The underside of the snake.  Note the distinctive patterning.

Free at last.  Nothing like a photo shoot to make a snake happy to go back to the woods and stay in the woods.