I was just outside taking some updated pictures of the gardens and the chickens and was surprised to find this guy in the garden. Bryon had just said he’d seen about a 3ft black snake in the fire ring by the pond which is a long way from where I just found this one. Bryon had killed a HUGE 5 ft black snake in the barn last weekend. I know, I know they eat mice…whatever. I don’t like them. Somehow, though, this one didn’t totally freak me out. It actually seemed sort of friendly. It did shock me when I first realized what it was. It took my brain a few seconds to catch up with my eyes! I hope this was the same one Bryon saw and not one of it’s many friends!