I just had the crap scared out of me. I was mowing the side yard next to the pool with the push mower. I got done and was moving the mower towards the garden and I just happened to look down and there was this 2 1/2 -3 ft long black, red and yellow SNAKE!!! It scared me so bad that I screamed and ran about 15 feet away from it. I turned around and its got its head up just looking at the pool. Apparently it didn't see me, I was behind it. I am grateful that it didn't see me, I would have been hysterical if it would have bit me. We didn't kill it because by the time my DH got to the area it was in it was already gone. I so need a pistol with snake shot. I am still shaking just thinking about it.