: We found a black snake with yellow
: stripes on our playground at the
: daycare where I work. Does anyone know
: what it could be?
I can tell you without any hesitation that it is harmless, since it doesn't match the description of any US venomous snake. I can't really tell you what kind it was, since you didn't tell me where you are; many reptiles are told apart by locality. If you are in California, it would be a California King Snake. In the Southeast it could be a newly molted Garter Snake. At any rate, it is harmless.
The Appalachian Naturalist