My Wife found this guy slithering along a pipe in our Cow Pen about 2 weeks ago. She then came running back into the house at about 11:30 yelling at me to come look. So I went out there and saw this beautiful snake. I walked up to him, and gently placed one hand on his lower back, and the other a little closer to the head, and he just stayed there. So I picked him up and examined him closely under the lights out there. didn't' see any mites or other bad things on the outside. so I brought him in the house and set up a temporary enclosure for him. I have had him for about 2 weeks, and haven't totally decided if I am going to keep him yet. Will know more after I offer him food. If he eats, I will be more inclined to keeping him, and start looking for a mate. I will be offering him his first food this week, so wish me luck. And now for the pics...Enjoy PS, the last picture is of my wife holding him for pictures. Even though I was able to hold him bare handed, she didn't want to take the chance. Also, if you will notice in the first picture, there is a bit of orange just below the head. This is rare from what I have been told as adult West Texas Rats are usually always Tan/Brown. So that makes this guy even more interesting.