Usually found in forests, fields, and prairies to streams, wetlands, meadows, marshes, and ponds, and it is often found near water.
Found this little guy in the backyard under my Cottonwood tree hiding in the fallen leaves. He seemed angry when I carefully picked him up and put him on the patio. I took a pic with the cell phone to send to my husband asking if it was harmless or not. According to the neighbor, it is a grass snake. I would just love some more accurate help in identifying what this little guy is exactly.