I found a storeria dekayi snake one day in my flower bed after digging in it for the first time in years and there were about 3-4 of them but I caught one and put it in a bucket to see what it was because I didn't think it was a garter. I put it back after I found out online what it was but after digging in the same areas a week later I didn't find it. I looked today as well, another week between when I last looked and nothing but skins and toads. Where can I find one? How can I attract one? Ive read that setting a heating pad on low at night in a dark area is a sure way to attract snakes. Anyways i really regret releasing it I just want one of them to come back I want to keep it as a pet I have slugs everywhere in my garden I could easily set up a slug colony for feeding but I love these snakes wish I could breed them and release them to populate my garden and keep the snails away. Anyways does anyone know how to either find a dekay's brown snake or attract one or find one online? Im really infatuated by small snake species. Thanks!