In a message dated 3/2/2006 6:33:39 A.M. Central Standard Time,
<<if snakes are found in the garden we move
they gently to problem areas where we have set up bedding for eggs, rafters
for sleeping and the vole, mole, mice and other rodents species are in good
I must admit to being one of those people with an unnatural fear of
snakes. Must come from growing up on a farm that was friendly to
copperheads and water moccasins. During the years that my Dad ran/was an
advertising billboard company, he shared his rather large workshop with
a king snake that lived in the rafters.
My most intimate snake connection was at the age of five. Ran my hand
in on one while collecting eggs! It was all coiled up in the
Irises at the corner of the front porch was home to some copperheads.
We didn't know until we dug into them. The ones in Arkansas really were
Had one come down the chimney at Alvaton. Never got a positive
id on it but the pattern looked like one strain of copperhead. To