I disturbed this Eastern worm snake Carphophis amoenus amoenus when arranging soil in my garden beds. I see a few of these each year here in Southern Maryland. They are non-venomous and do not bite.
They spend their time in the soil, rotten logs, leaf piles etc. You are not likely to see one slither across your lawn.
My daughter holds this wiggly Eastern worm snake while I snap a few pictures then she takes some with my hands in the photos. It was less than 8 inches long.
Check out the tail on this worm looking snake: it is pointy and helps it burrow into the soil.
(Be sure of the identity of any snake before handling. Ask an adult to help.)