: it looked like a baby. it was reddish
: brownish color with blackish lookin
: spots. tail was slender.its head was
: reddish lookin the body looked like it
: was fading color. found in southeastern
How big was it? It sounds like a full grown Brown Snake, sometimes called DeKay snake, named after a Biologist named DeKay.
They are quite small, a reddish brown color, and have a double row of black spots down the back. They don't get much bigger than 8 inches long, about the size of a hatchling Black Rat Snake.
The Appalachian Naturalist