Most "normal" people have guard dogs. Not the Waters! Nothins so mundane, boring and ordinary as a dog for us. No siree! We have a guard snake! I started out to do my morning routine of check the pond, check the chickens and see what, if anything is blooming. But this little guy is standing (laying?!) guard at the back door. I am willing to bet he slept where he is and he's waiting for the sun to warm him up. So he can stay there as long as he likes! Because if I go out the front door, chances are, I'll forget and try to come in the back door and while I know the black snake isn't poisonous, he could certainly make ME hurt myself trying to get away from him! Rock on little snake. Rock on!