This was a black snake helping himself to some eggs earlier. My girls removed him from the nest. I don't mind sharing a few eggs occasionally as long as they also help with the mice and rat population and leave any baby chicks alone. We think its actually a Speckled Kingsnake It does have a slight pattern to it and is black and yellow on the belly. Generally they just get classed as a black snake around here. Which are good to have for the poisonous snakes and other snakes they will eat them Along with my chicken eggs!!LOL
As you can see he wasn't very aggressive and my 2 youngest girls were handling him!! Not bare handed but with sticks. I never minded the girls playing with creep crawlies as long as they keep them Outside!! Lol.. Now they have had Lizards in a cage but I told them never a Snake or Tarantula for a pet!!! I would draw the line there!!