Hey! My pony did something like that. Except he didn't pick up the snake. We were riding around my backyard and he stopped and kept sticking his head out towards it. I looked down and there is a baby snake in the middle of our yard when he should be hibernating! My Dad moved it around to see if it was a rattlesnake or a gopher snake. It was a gopher snake and it lives in an aquarium in our living room.