I found my first N. Watersnake of the year. What a large beauty. Its rare that I see the older ones as colorful as this snake. Most are almost black. I also came across a 5 foot long skeleton of a Black Rat snake. I have a feeling someone killed the poor thing. I could see pieces of what would have been a shed skin. So many people still kill snakes for no reason. Truly sad for the snake and for those of us that enjoy seeing them. This skeleton was found where last year I saw a beautiful Black snake.