This was the 5ft long Bull Snake my dear friend Nancy (in the next smalltown) almost stepped on in her yard. And despite being an Okieland native, Nancy is as deathly terrified of them as I am!
She is the authentic pioneer woman, who bravely used her Honda people carrier to repeatedly run over a large Bull Snake on her drive a couple of years back. For approximately 15 minutes, back & forth she went. Screaming to herself with every bump as she passed over it. Needless to say I love Nancy dearly, she is one of my most favourite Okieland people.
That's her brave Hubster who decapitated said snake and bravely demonstrated it's full length (insert whole body shiver at this point!).
Now granted they live even more rural than I do, but they're still in easy sight of the main highway and Main Street. And I had a 3ft one of those (insert full body shiver here too!) in a cupboard in a room in the back of our garage just two months ago.
As I said, not something I used to worry about!