This snake was in my yard today. I couldn't see his head, but he was alive, because when I went to get a hoe and the lawn mower, he left. I really wish I could have found him. Just read somewhere that they will bite and that they move very quickly. I was really enjoying planting my generic encore Azaleas. I've wanted them since I first heard of them. I don't even want to go back there now, but I have to. Other than running over a small black snake with my mower last year, I've never killed a snake. I have a short-handled hoe, but they don't seem like a good thing to use to kill a snake, at all.