Here's what was in our yard this evening after work when H. and I went outside to play.
M's not wearing any shoes because I was screaming for him to come outside. I'm sure he thought H. was hurt or something.
We've had snakes in the yard before, but they've always been at the top of the yard near the wall and the cornfield. (And I think they've always been smaller than this one.) This one was on the patio right outside the sliding doors. We practically stepped on it before I saw it. Yuck!