We've gotten so much rain here lately that the grass has gotten very tall in just a few days. Time to mow. I use a riding mower, and I was just starting on the back yard, when the mower started to shudder and make a terrible sound. I stopped and disengaged the blade. I figured I had run over a kid's toy. I drove forward a couple feet, mower seemed fine, then I looked behind me. YUK! It was a BIG ol' snake, probably over three feet long (if you coulda put him back together), and fat. Also very dead. I never saw it because the grass was so thick. Kinda felt sorry for him, except that it's a snake, and...I don't like snakes. I gave DH the task of removing the corpse. It was probably just a rat snake, but I shudder to think what might have happened if he had come into contact with the dogs. Helluva way to start the morning.