Okay. I just went to move the mower in because it's raining --- and i knew if wore my sandals, I'd see a snake. Because that's how it works --- if I'm in jeans and boots, there's no snakes to be found anywhere. Sandals, though, are the siren call of the snakes. In any case, I saw the snake and noticed his head looked funny. So peered over a bit AND HE WAS TRYING TO EAT A HALF GROWN HORNY TOAD. So I got mad and went and got a stick and whopped that snake one! :yeeha: He slithered off. In any case, the snake was black with white stripes running down the side and a red stripe running down his back. Anyone have any idea what kind of snake he was??