A day after Esme and I had bought a new digital camera, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600, we went out for a short walk in order to try it out. Near to her mother's place there is a nice place with pastures and trees, so we decided to go there.
We followed a dirt track, and suddenly I saw the above snake, a Thamnophis proximus rutiloris (Mexican ribbon snake, or Gulf Coast ribbon snake) on the road ahead of us. It curled a bit up while I took a few pictures, and tried to bluff me away by hissing at me, and assuming a strike pose.
After a few photos it decided it wasn't working, and suddenly the snake moved towards the nearby grass and disappeared into it.
For more pictures of this snake, see A snake on the road.