No lie, it was in our creepy basement. It's a basement that my kids named "Darkest Room in the Whole Wide World" when they were four and moved in to our old farm house. Now the only one who goes down on a regular basis is my husband. The wonderful man that he is- HE does all of the laundry and that is down there.
But I looked it up and even asked friends on Facebook and we all agreed it is a "Ringed Neck" snake. When it gets bigger it will have a yellowish tummy and an orange tail.
So did I mention I hate snakes? Yep, I must admit this one was fairly innocent but I did not touch it. It is now at the AMS 7th grade science room living what is predicted to be a fairly short life because it has two digestive tracks. With a fate of someday soon after his expiring to be dissected. Ewwww.
Never a dull moment.