It is way too early here in the southwest to see falling leaves. This one didn't get the message. It certainly has developed a "fall" color!
When I saw this shadow in a parking lot, I thought maybe Mickey Mouse was behind me. Micky.... you've lost way too much weight.
I waited patiently while it crossed the path. Even thought it's a rather harmless Kingsnake, I gave it all the room it needed to move along away from me.