The snake is in a bush or a hole and you can’t see its color or patterns.  Good Guy or Bad Guy?  Look at the pupil  of the eye.  Around here if it is Round it is non-venomous.  Its the vertical-slit that is to be treated with caution.  The same pupil as your cat.  Below is a posing bull snake.

.Young Bull Snake

A Hog-Nosed snake.Hog-nosed Snake

A Garter Snake.

Plains Garter Snake with Dessicated Toad

Yellow-Bellied Racer eating a Garter Snake.untitled-1s

The slit.  The Vertical-slit.  The Cat’s Eye.  The Bad Guy.Prairie Rattler – Version 2

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