Unfortunately I didn't get a pic; by the time I got back with a camera, he had disappeared into the wilderness under the pecan tree that I blogged about needing to cut back. It was a beautiful snake, all red with little squares. When I googled just to make sure of my ID I read they were the ideal PET snake. I will just keep dog and cat pets, thanks. He's welcome to all the rats and mice and voles he can find. Even some of those slimy lizards that grow around here.
Today I startled a blue lizard and it LEAPED into the boxwoods so fast I hardly got a look at it. Little Orphan Annie used the expression 'Leaping Lizards' but I'd never seen one actually leap, they usually slither.
With an eye out for reptiles, I moved my Halcyon hostas today and carefully mulched them with leaf mould.
Today's snake looked kind of like this rat snake, except it was red. I think corn snakes and rat snakes are related. This tree with a hollow has hosted several kinds of reptiles.