When people find baby snakes around their homes, they wonder, "Where did it come from? Is it poisonous? Will we find more?"
During late August, September and early October, young snakes are moving around, looking for hiding places, food or spots to hole up for the winter. The majority of baby snakes people find are newly-hatched prairie kingsnakes, water snakes and black rat snakes, which most people call "black snakes."