My daughter noticed this unusual visitor sitting in the bush outside our door this morning. He looked so funny sitting in the very top of the bush like a Halloween decoration. Seeing the snake prompted me to bring my camera to the bus stop to take pictures of all the critter we met along the way. Our house is tucked into the woods and we regularly meet all sorts of things. This morning I met this chipmunk on the way back to the house. He lives under my front stoop with about 40 of his closest relatives.
And on damp mornings like today we always run into at least one red salamander. Today we found two.