Went for a hike on too hot , muggy and buggy of a day. I hit up a big pile of quartzite cobbles looking for knapping stone.
Hmmm... what's under that rock?
Pulled the rock off the top for a closer look. A beautiful King Snake. One quick picture and he bolted down that hole at about 11 o'clock.
At another stop I ran across a small chicken of the woods and a black staining polypore, which I brought home for a snack.