The sharp-tailed snake
Until a few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of a sharp-tailed snake, and I’m pretty sure I had never seen one. Turns out they’re quite common in my area. These are fairly small, secretive creatures, completely harmless to humans.
Unfortunately, the only one I’ve actually seen was most likely run over by a mountain bike on a dirt hiking trail. The poor little thing– no more than 10 inches long — probably never knew what hit it.