I ran across this guy on a hike in NY about 2 years ago. Just ran across my photos again and realized...I have no idea what kind of snake this is . Out of curiosity, anyone care to chime in with ideas? I've gone through tons of photos and nothing really stands out as to what this guy is.
Funny thing is...The whole hike through woods and around a nice lake, I didn't see any snakes. This guy was sunning himself about 100 feet from my car, right across the path to the parking lot. After a few minutes of pleading "please Mr. Snake can you move?", he started to move along, but I managed to snap this as we made our separate ways.