We'd just picked five ripe figs and sat down on the hillside steps to eat them. I didn't even notice but this little guy was trying to catch the few last rays of sunshine for the day, two steps up from me. I'm not sure if it's a baby black rat snake or some kind of baby corn snake. Please help me identify him if you know. Anyway, this little guy wasn't any thicker than a "Sharpie" marker - couldn't have been very old. I realize they creep some people out, but I appreciate seeing them hanging around here, just as much as the toads, birds, deer, turkey and foxes. And one day, when it's bigger, maybe it'll help keep our rodent population in check.