Since moving to the desert, I'm getting more used to snakes.
There's a 3' gopher snake that roams around the house. He was around last year, and I dang near stepped on him last weekend. I've got a bonafide case of snake-o-phobia, and I have an uneasy relationship with him. I named him Goofy, the gopher snake.
You see, the gopher snake does a pretty good job of imitating rattlers, and there are plenty of those around here, but if Goofy does his job right, well, there's fewer rodents around for the rattlers to be interested in.
I've got a deal with the rattlers. If they stay 50 yards away from the house, they can be the best rattle snake they can be. Inside that area, and things start to get a little more serious.
With the dogs and people around, I know I should be more enlightened and just remove them to a more remote area, but that aint gonna happen.
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