Snake in a bucket
I keep a bucket under the faucet to salvage dripping water, rather than let it go to waste (I use it to water the plants). When I was doing some outdoor tasks after dark last night, I saw a snake head sticking out of the bucket -- so I went to investigate.
Near as I can tell, it was just resting on the bottom of the bucket -- underwater. And then every few minutes it would stick its snout out of the water, breathe a bit -- and then go back under. Interesting: I didn't know that they did that.
I called the kids over to take a look. One of my sons asked me to dump the footage onto his USB flashdrive, so he could show his class at school -- so I edited some footage together.
Once I did that, I figured I may as well post it to YouTube.
It's a carpet snake. A constrictor. Harmless enough. Probably the diameter of my wrist.