I’ve stepped on this snake, or its brother or sister, 3 times now in the past month or so. We have seen quite a few of these over the years, but only recently have I been stepping on them. They like to spend the night under our patio door – there is a strip that keeps them from coming into the house, but the door is hollow and sometimes when we try to catch them to throw them out into the orchard where they maybe can catch moles for us, they escape up into the door. Yes, it’s a lovely little thing, right??? You can bet that when I step on them, my next step is up onto a chair on the patio while screaming for Roy to come save me. LOL!