: Hello, I live Raleigh and I found a baby
: snake in my back yard today, it was
: about a foot long, very skinny, brown
: with a gray stripe down the center of
: its back and an all black pointed head,
: any clues what it might be?
Probably a Garter, a harmless resident of the suburbs, and great pest control. They rarely look like the book pictures, but the stripe is fairly diagnostic.
The Appalachian Naturalist