we just moved from apt to home with a wooded view. This perk that came with the home was found dead on the patio, covered in ants. Kindly identify and tell me if I should be worried.
It is definitely NOT venomous, plus it's dead, so no, there's no need to be concerned. It looks like Midland Brown Snake(Storeria dekayii wrightorum), which is a totally harmless species. Your profile says you're in MO, so you might want to check out the link for ID keys on native snakes, both venomous and non-venomous.
Here is a link that might be useful: Snakes of Missouri
Agreed. Midland Brownsnake. Totally harmless insect eater.
Looks like you killed yourself a friendly snake. Next time look at the eyes. Round pupils mean non venmous. Pupils like cats, our posionous. Poor little guy.