I find newly born Texas brown snakes every year when I clean up leaves around my yard. Funny, I don't think I have ever seen momma or poppa hanging around. They usually don't get very large, eating a diet of mainly worms and insect larvae.
No nasty attitude, either, though an adult would likely act a little testy if cornered.
Great to let them go . . . so they don't go the way of the garter snakes and horny toads of my youth.