Baby Snake

Last October I caught Tilly Cat (featured in the Snapshot du jour) heckling this small, beautiful snake just out front of Heartwood. Marielle thought it was likely a water snake. Anyone know its exact type?

Here it is, ready to strike and eyeing me warily.

Best resolution I could get.

Here is Tilly's response, after pawing at it for awhile and making it rattle its tail.

An idea of length. Pretty long for a youngin'


Very pretty snake. I love snakes.