Black Rat Snake(Arkansas)
Well, I went outside and saw about a 4 foot rat snake sunning. I called a neighbor over to confirm he wasn't a cottonmouth (I thought not..but he was black and pretty thick and aggressive). We didn't harm him, though he was ready to defend himself. Neighbor took off sandal and approached closely with it....snake buried fangs in it repeatedly.
I want to not have the rats, mice, and maybe young rabbits that he will consume...but darn, never seen so aggressive a newly shed snake.