Can you identify what this is?
(Quick hint: it wasn’t that flat until it had suffered through some farmer’s traffic.)
Here’s the lid, if that helps:
I could be wrong, but I believe it’s an abandoned snake enclosure. It isn’t the first I’ve come across while on a country stroll*.
My best guess – based on the fact that it appears the former owners simply cracked the lid and ran – is that the size of the thing had gotten to a point where it worried them, so they released it into the “wilds” of a corn field.
I’m glad that whatever it was (baby Burmese Python?) is now slithering about somewhere on my block.
The truth is, these people may as well have taken a rock and cracked the poor bugger’s skull open. This is no easy area for an exotic pet to be wandering.
*At least this one was relatively small.