A day or so before New Years we bagged the last snake of a rather snakey 2008. This was our local Alsophis portoricensis, the Antillean Racer.
It was a bit more subdued than others of the species hence the in hand shots (no biting for once).
This old half painted plank has always been near our house door - I think its supposed to add a bit of "a caribbean accent" to the house. I use it as a neutral background on which to pose various critters we find on the patio table.