Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County, New Jersey
This small Rat Snake entertained my macro photography for a few seconds before we both went on our ways. Rat Snakes have a reputation for being one of the most docile wild snakes in New Jersey. They help keep populations of rodents in check and I look forward to seeing them while hiking.
More information on the Rat Snake – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantherophis_alleghaniensis