Last weekend when the weather was nice we were working out in the front flowerbeds. Chad suggested that I pull out some of the old plants that were sprouting up and as he reached in to show me what he was talking about...he suddenly jumped back and said, "Whoa, snake!"
Mind you, this was just a garter snake. We didn't get a picture of him still in the bush, but this is about what he looked like, maybe 2 feet long.
I FREAKED OUT!!! I ran around and jumped up on his tractor to get off the ground. Chad and Zak started laughing at me, but I noticed they both stepped back several feet also. Chad's first thought was to try and catch it. I said, "NO WAY, kill that thing, I don't want it coming back!"
So Chad grabbed 2 shovels, 1 to hold the snake down with and 1 to chop its head off with. He didn't have very good aim on the first shot, ended up cutting it pretty much in half. But the second shot got the head.
The creepiest part was the tail end kept moving for a good 10 minutes!!! I didn't come off the trailer until it was properly disposed of and Chad had checked around for more. Haha!