Garden gift of the morning -- a baby black rat snake.
While I admit they still sort of creep me out a little, my husband loves snakes and other reptiles, so I've learned to appreciate them. They are an important part of the ecosystem, and a big help to gardeners, since rat snakes eat what you would expect -- rodents! We have all sorts of those digging up plants and munching on roots and leaves in our garden, and I bet you do, too.
And he has been bitten before. The biggest risk from a bite is infection, so washing the wound well is important. Otherwise, Husband says the bites aren't particularly painful, that he would much rather be bitten by a snake than a dog. I guess no bites at all isn't an option for some people.
Are you afraid of snakes, or are you happy to see them? Or both?