You will NOT BELIEVE what happened last night!!!!! We were outside trying to make some pee-pee in the grass, when all of a sudden Massah saw me jump 3 feet into the air and 2 feet to the side. She said it looked like a little bomb went off under me and threw me up and off to the side. She didn't really think a whole lot about it, because I tend to do rather random things from time to time, but when she looked back a minute later she saw a SNAKE SLITHERING RIGHT NEXT TO ME!!!!! It attacked me and tried to swallow me whole, that's why I jumped! She let out a odd-sounding strangled cry, and pulled me and Fig away from it because she couldn't tell if it was poisonous or not. She couldn't remember that little rhyme about the colors so I tried to help her... is it something like this?
Red on Black, better stay back.
Yellow on Red, you are dead.
Black on Yellow, watch it, fellow!
White on Green, it is mean.
Red on White, fight fight fight!
Purple on Blue, eat some poo!
One of those, I think. Anyway, it was about 37 feet long and it's mouth was as big as Fig's belly - HUGE!!! But we don't know what kind it was. This is where we saw it.
Massah-in-law says it was a GARDEN SNAKE or something...? If those things are deadly poisonous, capable of swallowing me whole, and constricting around my lungs and asphixiating me, then that's what it was. We are going to be VERY careful out there in the future.