Because it's just a tiny baby, all coiled up! Look how little it is, compared with a leaf:
It was on the cement just outside our back garage door last evening. When I looked out again later, it had moved slightly....
But when I nudged it with the stem of that leaf, it stayed stiffly coiled up and just slid along. The cement was quite cold, so it must not have been able to move very easily. It was gone when I looked out again much later, though, so apparently it 'could' move. Or a cat got it.
Speaking of cats, Annabelle and Josie were in the window above, watching me take pics of the snake. I don't think they were too impressed.
All right, since I may have creeped you out by the photos above, here's something a little easier on the eyes. I spent some time in town yesterday morning taking pics of the fall foliage. The reds have just outdone themselves this year!
Aren't they gorgeous? I have many more photos, so I'll take you on a little tour next week. I'll spare you and won't show you all 86 that I took, though. :)