Well, after I ran it over with the four-wheeler, hopefully mortally wounding it, it rattled its way under our shed. That's how I know.
This past weekend, Scott came across this same snake while he was mowing. He ran it over with the mower. I would show you the aftermath but...I don't feel comfortable putting gory pictures online. If you want to see it, shoot me an email :)
Ever since the first day I saw the rattlesnake, I've been on high alert. I saw no snakes last year and I've seen several this year, whether that's been in our yard (3), on the dirt road (many), or smushed on the highway (several).
My official position on non-poisonous snakes is that I don't want to see them. I don't want them where I am. They usually startle me. I feel the same way about spiders. I won't run screaming from a non-poisonous snake though. They don't bother me that much.
The other day, Scott told me to get the camera and get outside because there was "a snake, but not a poisonous one".
So there's that.
Happy weekend :)