I returned to camp about 10 am and pickup a couple of riders.

We quickly sighted a Black Racer. About 30 minutes later, Ronnie spotted a Yellow Rat Snake on the road apron.

With a little coaching, Ronnie gently picked the snake without getting bitten. However, he was surprised by the musk the snake excreted on him.

About 15 minutes later, we saw another Black Racer. Then another Yellow Rat Snake. Ronnie picked this one up also. He became a true herper.

SC Reptiles and Amphibians: Hellhole 2006 snakesandfrogs.com