This little snake demanded a coin in his portrait so you could tell what size he is. Cute little bugger!
The cats brought him into the house. I live in a mixed wooded region (pine and hardwoods; oak, maple, etc). There are plenty of wetlands and streams in the area (Chester, New Hampshire, USA). Not sure if this breed prefers the wet or the dry, but there's plenty of both.
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