This first snake of the year was a leprechaun size. Here is B trying to shoo it away from his shoes. (His dirty boots were there nearby.) He was using a receipt. This snake was much smaller than a pencil.
I put my phone down beside it to show just how small it was.
It was a ring-necked snake. We have seen several of them over the years but this may well be the smallest.
With some patience, B was able to direct it out of the garage and into some leaf litter.
I saw this on Pinterest and just needed to share it.