I hate and fear snakes, because if you look into the eyes of any snake you will see that it knows all and more of the mystery of man’s fall, and that it feels all the contempt that the Devil felt when Adam was evicted from Eden. Besides which its bite is generally fatal, and it twists up trouser legs.
It was bound to happen... We found a snake in the woods in our backyard. Little Bear saw it first and barked and barked alerting us to the danger. She circled around the snake as she barked. It took a few minutes to get her to go back into the house.
I watched the snake as my husband went inside to get his camera and a big hoe. After taking a few pictures, he chop chop chopped the snake until it was dead. And then he threw the snake deep into the woods. Yikes!
From what we can tell, it was a rat snake ~ not poisonous but it still could do some damage. It is a constrictor that squeezes its prey before it eats it. Rat snakes eats small animals, reptiles, and birds.
Due to the lighting, the snake looks greenish in the photograph but it was really a dark black color. It was about 3 feet long. The snake had creepy beady eyes and a long thin hissing tongue. Little Bear keeps looking for it. Sorry, Little Bear, the snake is no more.