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Re: Snake

and the updated report is..............

--- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:

> We keep our garage door open most of the time. We
> keep garden tools, 
> chemicals, seeds, and a garden computer in there; no
> cars.
> This afternoon when I went into the garage, I
> discovered we have a 
> black snake in there also. I don't know if the
> little guy [it's only 
> about 18 inches long] lives there or just wandered
> in out of the rain.
> Anyway, the garage has a terrazzo floor. The whole
> house and all the 
> porches had terrazzo floors when we bought it. We
> installed Mexican 
> tile throughout the house, but the porches and the
> garage are still 
> terrazzo.
> When I went into the garage I startled the baby
> snake--well, we 
> mutually startled each other, I guess. Black
> snakes--also called 
> "racers"--are very fast. But the little guy couldn't
> seem to get 
> traction on the terrazzo. It made all the right
> moves; it just didn't 
> go anywhere.
> So I waited and watched until it managed to wiggle
> itself under the 
> washing machine.
> When I told Ms. Fatma about the snake and what I'd
> seen, she said: "I 
> hope Beans doesn't find it."
> End of report.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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