In late February, Steve Ballou was setting out cones in Overton Park in Memphis ahead of the city's Runner’s Track Club's "Frosty 5K" race. Easily missed given its dark-brown color, a rat snake — which appears to be rather large based off Ballou’s viral photo — was casually curled around a tree branch with its head and upper body suspended in the air.
Ballou also captured photos of a copperhead snake slithering on the ground below. He later took to Facebook with photos of the reptiles. His post had nearly 3,000 shares as of Wednesday afternoon.