I don't think that's a "baby" anything. It's either a nearly fully-grown "Earth Snake", as Simkie mentioned, or a nearly fully-grown "Dekay's (aka "Brown") Snake". There are a fair number of snakes that mature at only 9"-10" long & never get any wider/thicker than a pencil. I had a pet "Red-Bellied Snake" (similar species to DeKay's) who gave birth, & the babies were the size of small earthworms.
Both are non-biting harmless eaters of soft-bodied insects, grubs, etc.
I think it's a baby because last year there were several that all appeared at once, unless there was a great snake stampede through the office building. This year, so far, there have only been 2 found, but last year over 10 were found within a few days.
I thought it was earth snakes last year, but they were colored differently than this year. This year they are more yellowy-gold.
Rhode Islands are red;
North Hollands are blue.
Sorry my thoroughbreds
Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :
Can't help with the ID, but once I showed up to work for my first day at a small business office and as I was just beginning to walk up the front sidewalk all these ladies came pouring out the front door with the "Oh, my GAWD!!"s sailing through the air. Big black snake crawled out of the pipe in the front office and started slithering around the floor. Emptied out the whole place. I never heard if they showed him the door or just murdered him. Beneficial to all farms, but unfortunately not to all office workers. Ahhh well...