In Reply to: Cardinal Rule For Snakes and Spiders posted by steveVa on July 04, 2017 at 16:08:32:
Longest snake around here might be 2 feet. Black with orange stripe or all kinds of colors. I use to pick them up before running the mower. Then occasionally for fun.
Now I just stomp the ground and get them moving out of the way. The wife desired them in her garden. I told her to get her own. Then she gave me that look. Okay...I won't play with the snakes any more. But there sure are some pretty ones.
That's only because locally they don't rattle, swim in water, or move sideways.