One day, my daughter and I were doing some pruning and when we returned to put the tools away she said: "Look, there's a snake."
I am sorry, I was looking for the regular back yard denizen around here, the garter snake or the milk snake or perhaps the rareish ribbon snake. All of those I have seen in our yard before. However, I was looking right where she was pointing and didn't see any of them.
She said, "It's right there, its black."
Oh my goodness, I wasn't focusing on anything that small, it was a 6" ringneck snake. Last time I saw one of them was about 35 years ago when I was a kid.
I caught it and we put it in a plastic container so I could show her the snake closer up. We discussed it and looked at it, and I took some pictures of it. Then we released it back where she found it. I did a slide show here from the images I took. These snakes are so pretty. We haven't seen it since.