Thamnophis Western ribbon snake...............in the barn............LaVern DOES NOT like snakes! This guy was after frogs as the gutters are full of water and frogs. He is part of the garter snake family so basically "harmless" but you aren't going to convince LaVern of that. A snake is a snake and part of the "it has to go" family. I think this is only the second snake that we have seen since moving here and that is a good thing. I still chuckle when I think back to when we were looking at some beautiful country in southern Missouri. On one occasion I believe LaVern asked the real estate agent if there were snakes in the area. He mentioned copperhead and timber snakes (both rattlesnakes) and that changed LaVern's thinking of southern Missouri. Yes, God did have his hand in locating us farther north. Of that I am sure!