Found on porch (click to enlarge)
I was taking Alan to work this morning and we almost stepped on a snake! It was slithering across our front porch. Short on time, I grabbed my camera to identify him later.
He's a non-venomous Texas Rat Snake. Before I figured it out, I nearly identified him as a Western Diamondback Rattler! Which you can easily see how they can be mistook for one another so early in the morning!
Western Diamondback Rattle snake
Texas Rat Snake
Regardless, no more stepping on my porch without the lights on! Good grief!