Before we went on vacation (and when Cody still had long hair =) we found a snake in the front bushes. Kari, Noah and John found it first. Mom and I tried to see it and only when it was slinking towards us did we get a good look at it. Dad finally captured it and put it in a plastic container until Cody took it to the woods to set it free. We think it was after the mice that had been living in Mom and Dad's drop ceiling. LOL After looking it up on the internet we identified it as a baby black rat snake. Very popular here in MD.
Here are a few pictures of Cody with the snake. Kari would not even touch it. Noah finally decided to hold it right before Cody took it to the woods, but we didn't get any pictures.