I was just out at the Gunks this week and was treated to 4' long black snake coiled up on a little ledge (i.e. foothold) on P3 of Strictly From Nowhere. I had to do some creative route finding to keep my distance. I was able to keep about 6 feet from it, but we both eyed each other suspiciously the entire time.
Just above that was a baby salamander caught in a spider's web. A spider about a 1/50th the size of the salamander was munching on it. I never realized how strong those little webs were. That was one happy spider - and one unhappy salamander. The whole drama was about 2" long, but somehow very creepy.