The snake wasn't coiled at first or Sammy would have been bitten. Ian changed to long pants and boots and by the snake was coiled and ready to strike. Ian couldn't get to him with a shovel and called Tom to come down and dispatch him which he did handily. He shot the head right off and launched it somewhere deep under the porch where the dogs can't get to it. He said it was a juvenile, but it's my understanding that they're more toxic than adults. That was our excitement yesterday morning.
We've talked about getting a gun but never followed through. Ian said that was just crazy, to have to call a neighbor to do what he could do for himself. It's time to get a gun and I think it will be a .410 shotgun - for varmints.
Changing the subject, I've finished this Knitting Pure and Simple pattern. This is the second time I've knit it and I sent for CotLin from Knit Picks to make it again. I knit this from Cascade 220.