It’s the time of year to be seeing things like this:
…although I suspect these geese were just flying around, and have no intention of leaving the area for the winter. We have a lot of year-round resident geese.
I found a rock that had fallen off the wall, and was about to put it back on top, when
I decided to put the rock somewhere else and let this guy be. There are actually very few venomous snakes in South Carolina, especially the upstate, but I had no reason to give this little critter any trouble.