This has been the first time I have seen snakes in the backyard!
I knew they were around – I was sitting out here and saw my first one
about twenty feet away.
I am respectful of snakes as long as they keep their distance.
This one was coming through the grass straight at me!
When I got up and took a step toward it – it stopped and raised its head.
It was not afraid of me and just stayed where it was at.
I managed to get a picture of it and later identified it as non-poisnous
But it was long – and extensive around – a water snake someone said.
Now – we are in a drought and very dry.
The woods is where it came from and there is a pond about a quarter-mile away.
But no water back there.
I know snakes are in there but we do not go near them and always are watching and looking down.
Both snakes – as soon as I turned away – reversed their direction and very quickly went back into the woods.
Since then I have made sure the grass is cut low – they like long grass –
and we bought SNAKE-BE-GONE and MOTH BALLS!
I spread it all along the tree line – so far have not seen anymore.
But – our neighbors down the street – had a timber rattler in their yard that bit their dog!
They rushed it to the vet and was saved and took a picture of the snake,
So – we are careful when out in the yard or walking the streets and paths.
We are investigating other methods of snake control –
we have several species of dangerous snakes in this state.
I respect nature but also want to protect ourselves and our company.
It is all part of living in the south.
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