Just caught this fellow hiding under the DVD rack in my living room. Cat noticed him and objected. Looks like a black rat snake, about 4 feet long, if not a little more. They get up to 6 feet. Last year I saw one go straight up the side of a large oak tree until I lost track of him up among the branches. My wife is afraid of snake, so it was pretty exciting for her. Caught him in a box and set him out across the street. Foot is closer to the camera, so I didn't do a good job of showing scale. The side of the box he is climbing in the first picture is exactly 6 inches wide.