Just a reminder, to be always on the watch for snakes. They may be in the least expected places as well as the "snakey" areas. I was trimming along a sidewalk this pm that had a flower bed between it and the yard. This "bad boy" waited until I had passed him with the trimmer and decided to take a hit at my leg. Luckily I had on jeans and boots, and he was not large enough to get through the jeans. He struck at least one other time as I was dancing an Irish jig trying to get the trimmer head on him. Finally made connection with the trimmer, but this threw him right back at my feet again. He was a gonner by then though (as I almost was too). Only about 2 1/2 feet long, but big enough to make my heart beat way too fast. I'm too old for that kind of excitement. I was proud that I "stayed around" and fought, though. It's a wonder I didn't take off running and yelling. I thought he was a pine snake, but a neighbor of the account I was mowing said he was some kind of moccasin. Also, I didn't think pine snakes were aggressive, and this snake meant to do harm. Wish I cound send a pic for identification from some of you snake experts, but don't have that capability.