This little snake is a juvenile black racer (I think, if I'm wrong let me know!). It was found in my neighbor's mailbox garden while they were cleaning it up. I collected this little guy and placed him in my garden where he is more than welcome to eat his fill of moles, voles, mice and insects. The natural pest control he offers is a very nice benefit! He's the first snake I've seen here since we bought our house although I've seen many other reptiles including two box turtles and skinks (blue tail).
What cool critters have you found in your garden lately?