Well I killed my first snake of the season. Hubby had killed a couple but not this close to the house. Oldest son came from the barn screaming "Momma snake momma snake" I am thinking ok a little copperhead better get him while he is little. Nope I go to check it out, wobbling on my bad leg, machete in one hand hoe in the other. Huge snake of unknown variety is hanging and intertwining with the rafters up above his head looming and bobbing yuck ok not a job for momma so we holler for daddy. When I start hollering he comes with the shotgun. Now my roof is somewhat peppered with tiny holes but the culprit was shot and it looked to be a water mocassin but when it finally dropped to the ground it was an oddly colored and patterned rat or chicken snake....in excess of 6' long!!!!! Sorry but he had to go for the heart attack factor lol and I have poultry everywhere!!! Well upon further investigation there was a perfect round ball.....ok he got one of my eggs from the chicken house.....nope he ate a golf ball from the chicken house !!!!!!!!!!! Whew we will be on the lookout up above now instead of just below!