Normally I love getting new visits but today I was just leaving the fish barn when suddenly I was startled by a guest. Actually I was a bit more than startled. A 3 foot long rat snake slithered through the door way as I was going out.
Perhaps I'm not as eco-friendly as I should be, but either him or me had to go!
Because I spent so much time building the place I felt it should be him. I tried to run him off but he wanted in. So after a few seconds of foot stomping, yelling and rock throwing it was apparent he was intent on staying. I eventually had to put the beast down sadly.
If Mother Nature hadn't decided I should have an opposing thumb I would not have been able to grab the bush axe, so blame her.
Is there a better way to keep snakes out of an area besides sulfur? I covered the yard with the stuff and still have snakes coming around. I know the rat snake would not hurt me but it would cause me to hurt myself. I'm getting old and the heart can't take many scares like that.