Where's Samuel L. Jackson When You Need Him?
There is an overgrown vacant lot behind my house, home to many, many mice.. Every Fall, as the weather gets colder, I become host to a few of those mice who come in from the cold.
Tonight, as I sat on my couch watching TV, I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye.
"Oh, great," I thought, "a mouse."
No mouse, though. Instead, I saw this little fellow crawling across my livingroom rug.
It's an eight to nine-inch garden snake. I've seen a couple of these guys around my front door, over the past few months, and I know there is a gap in the foundation where yellowjackets got in and built a nest a couple of years ago. I figured the snakes were living under the house, and was kinda hoping they might dissuade the mice from moving in, so I didn't bother them.
Now, though, I don't know what to do with this one. It's sorta cold out, and it's supposed to snow, tonight. So, I'm afraid to just put him outside. However, I don't think the pint Ball Mason jar is an appropriate home for him either.
And, the overarching question in all of this: Am I going to have snakes literally coming out of the woodwork all winter?