On Saturday morning, Jake was moving the woodpile around so the boys could weed-whip and what do you know, he came upon a family of snakes. Yuck! There were three of these suckers underneath the pile. I wish I would have seen Jake when he first found them because I would bet my house that he screamed like a girl. He hates snakes more than anything! He did put on a brave face, yelled at my Mom, Dad and myself to come take a look and then he proceeded to cut them in half and throw them in the fire. (If you don't know by now, our family does not have a lifetime membership to PETA)
Anyway, since Jake dismembered and discarded of the creatures so fast, I couldn't get a picture; however, I did remember what they looked like and went to trusty, Wikipedia to find more out about them. See pictures below.
We found three of them in the woodpile, right near the house. The longest one was probably 2 feet long. There looked to be two different kinds- gardners and milk snakes. Even though Jake knew the red one was a milk snake, I was still convinced that it could be poisonous...Wikipedia said I was wrong. I did; however, find this handy-dandy phrase online about red snakes. I probably won't remember it, but I'll try...
"Red on yellow will kill a fellow, but red on black is a friend of jack."