This was on our back porch this morning:
It was a baby rattlesnake. (The way I cropped the picture sort of makes it look larger than it was.)
I heard the dog yelp and went to see what it was. They cat was smelling the snake. Robby got a shovel and took care of it. The poor cat didn't have a clue what it was and kept trying to play with it after Robby cut off the head. I should have laid it over the fence belly up; that is supposed to bring rain.
Thankfully we saw it before all the kids were here to play today. The little ones are what scare me, you sometimes don't hear them. Some people say their venom is more concentrated and therefore worse if you get bitten. I hope we don't find out. We're on high alert today, there's a mama to that baby around here somewhere.