It looks as though our little visitor from a couple of weeks ago left a calling card. Or maybe it was left by a cousin, but I do think our guest had that dullness of color that is indicative of a snake in need of a spring-time freshening up.
The thing that gets me is that this snakeskin was dangling from the rafters outside the second floor loft of the workshop, just above the workshop porch. I know I shouldn't be surprised that a snake can attain that kind of height, but I have goosebumps just thinking about it. A snake on the ground, sure. A snake up in the loft, oh dear.
Not that I ever go up in the loft. And, besides, there is doubtless plenty of good eating up there. A harmless black snake is better than a bunch of mice (or worse) any day. It does raise a number of questions though, doesn't it?