rat snake by the water faucet yesterday and the boys tried to catch it, but were unsuccessful. My friend Landee confirmed it's a rat snake, which is a little of a relief. My dear sweet fella tells me that it's good to have around. That it will keep rats and things away.
I told him that while that was great, he failed to realize it would not keep SNAKES away from our house! And right about now, I'm wondering what on Earth I was thinking posting this right before bedtime. Gonna check under my covers before I crawl in!
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."