So, yesterday afternoon I was walking into my barn and down the steps when I glanced down thought I saw a rope on the step. Like this one.
My first thought was, who left that on the steps?
And then I turned around and glanced back at it and thought, OH. It's a snake!
As I went to grab my Nifty snake catcher, he started to slither off the steps behind a pallet. I thought I kind of lost him but he came right back out and after several attempts, I got a hold of him. He was fast! And I'm always trying not to hurt them so I was trying to be gentle! LOL He kept wanting to go back under the pallet so I gently stepped on the end of his tail to keep him from leaving. Then I was able to grab him closer to the neck with my little catcher. All this while I was taking a video! LOL
My Barn was all closed up so here I am, one hand on my phone, one hand holding his neck and one foot gently on his tail. I finally had to put my phone down on the ground and call my husband who was right out front but far enough that he would never hear me. I said, come help me. I have a snake. I need you to open the door. He finally arrived and I carried the snake out to the woods and let him go.