Yep, a six foot long, black snake bit my foot yesterday when I didn't see it and stepped right on it! I was walking across the yard, and I was carrying a chicken pen (kinda heavy), so I was in a hurry to put it down.....Soooo my husband looks out the window (he was cooking dinner) and he says, "Watch out for that big black snake." Now, he says it kinda funny like he's teasing.....and I'm intent on getting this pen across the yard into a shady spot to put my chicks in it.......And by the time I actually process what he's saying to me, I step on the snake, it bites the top of my foot (I was wearing flipflops), I scream and drop the pen and flail around like an idiot! Luckily, it really only scratched the top of my foot with it's fangs, and it was a non venomous snake....So I am fine! I watched is slither away and I was shocked at how large it is.....I'm sure it could eat my baby chicks, or hatching eggs, or my older chicks....... Spooked me a bit, and I have to admit, when I walk out into the yard, I'm kind of freaked out a little bit...... Just wanted to share!