Constricting what appears to be a worm snake Carphophis amoenus.
Mason Farm Biological Preserve, Orange/Durham Counties, NC
AOR 10.3 miles S jct 62/180 on FM 1111
This was a 4-5' Eastern or "Chain" Kingsnake. Much larger than the last on and let it go in the woods beside the house. Feel much better knowing they are around!