Back in May and June we had a slithery visitor on the bridge that crosses our little creek. It would sun itself there every day for a while. I went down a few times to take pictures, and it always slithered off. We didn't see it for a while until it decided to show up almost at our door!
The basement door, that is! It hung out in the driveway for a couple of days all snuggled up next to the house. It made going somewhere in the car a little more nerve racking.
Finally, Justin scooped the snake up with a shovel and tossed it into the back. It wasn't scared of the shovel. In fact, Justin says the snake bit at it.
A month or so went by. No snake. I did some weeding in Evan's Garden over the weekend. I stacked up the weeds next to the deck stairs. Justin went to get weed bags the next day, so that I could pack up the weeds. He said as he set the bags down, he saw a tail slithering away...just leaving its little stacked weed nest. Just imagine had I gone out there to pick up those weeds. Shudder.