I was able to get really close to him because I could hold the phone up and snap away. I could see his "tongue" (do snakes have tongues?) flicking in and out. I was that close to him!!! I was a little freaked out but I kept saying to myself, "he is a good snake. good snake. good snake." snap snap snap
Guess what? You know how to get rid of a snake? Have a photo session with one. He did not like having his photo taken numerous times. He didn't seem happy when I was taking his picture. That was actually why I stopped. He seemed a little agitated . . .which made me agitated. He was gone the next day . . . and we haven't seen him since. So . . .if you have a snake in your yard . . .take his picture . . .a bunch . . .with your phone . . . .and he will be gone . . .just like that! hahahahahaha!!