Yes, it has happened...the first snake of the season has made an appearance (and an exit). While cleaning an area of the garden my farm man found a young rat snake (also known as a chicken snake). Needless to say we made sure this nonvenomous nasty will not be able to partake of our fresh eggs. Time to start keeping a careful watch where we stick our fingers and toes...we have seen the first snake of the season.
**So glad he found the snake instead of the snake finding me!!