I love receiving your e-mails, feedback, and questions! This was sent to me by Christina who wrote: "Found this guy in my front yard and made the mistake of picking him up and carrying him to the field without knowing what he was. Corbin, can you name this snake?" Easy...It's a Gopher Snake! You can tell the difference between a harmless Gopher Snake and a venomous rattlesnake by their head shape. Gophers have slender more pointed head and lack rattles.
Thanks Christina for the picture!