See Bud Jump
Step 1:  Jump backwards and say bad, bad words.  I went out to turn the sprinkler off.  Like a good country boy, I was watching where I put my feet..... Sort of...... Step 2:  Check the tail…  ..it’s “iffy”.  Pretty blunt..... but, on closer examination, it looks like it has been lopped off.  That little yellow/green button looks like scar tissue. Step 3:  Check the head.  We’re cool….not a triangle for a head, so not venomous in this part of the world.  Thought it was a bull snake, but the color and pattern is wrong…plus the dot on the head and the stripe down the back. Probably a ribbon snake.