Visitor in the garden

20131029-225303.jpg I was mulching my winter vegetable bed with some straw this afternoon when who came slithering out of the straw bale but this adorable little snake! I’ve seen one in my straw before, but didn’t get to take a picture that time. I think it’s a Dekay’s brownsnake, which doesn’t grow more than a foot long. After his photo shoot I put him back under the bale of straw, nice and cozy…