Okay so yesterday afternoon, I headed into the backyard to do some tidying up and to put new sand in Camille's sandbox. I had cloroxed it and turned it upside down so that water wouldn't collect in it.
Well, I flipped that baby over yesterday, and although no water had collected inside it, something else had collected beneath it......about 6 snakes!! Egad! They were all small (like less than 12 inches long) and were most likely garden snakes. The only good snake to me, however, is a dead one. So, DH and I went medeival on them and hacked them all into little pieces. Um, can you tell I was freaked out?!?!
We went ahead and shifted around each of the other things in our backyard (i.e. plastic jungle) - the playhouse, the slide/ climber, and the picnic table. Under one of those we found another snake in hiding. Yep, he's dead too.
ick, ick, ick.....Just thought I'd share!!