I have a small decorative pond in a garden in front of my house. It appears that a water snake has decided to make it it's home. I don't mind it there at this time as it is fairly small ~ maybe 18" or so ~ but DH is not happy. He is less tolerant of snakes than I am so the snake needs to be relocated to the stream. I don't think it is causing any harm in the pond as all the fish we have in there are much to large for it to eat. It is more than welcome to the bugs, tadpoles, toads, etc as there are far to many in there right now. I know that it is not a poisonous snake and is most likely a young Northern water snake. I have been unable to get a picture of it as it spends all of it's time under water except when it comes up for a breath. I am looking for suggestions on how to safely catch the fast little critter. I do not want to harm or kill it ~ just relocate it. I also don't want to have to tear apart the pond and plants to get him. The pond is a hard plastic preform with a stone edge. This is a picture of the pond from earlier this spring. Thanks!