Not a cooperative snake...
I'm thinking this one just shed? So shiny, and its belly color is fantastic -- almost like copper patina.
Tony Iwane and I were well on our way today in breaking the "Snake Jinx" we had going. This beauty had a shade of blue/grey/slate black on it's belly that...was a color I don't think I'd ever seen...and I friggin PAINT for a living!
Found near creek by redwoods .
About 18 inches (45 cm) long. Black with yellow stripe down the back.