Here’s a little friend I found trying to swim in my pool. I was glad to see him, and one of his siblings the day before, because we’ve had a shortage of snakes this year. For those of you who don’t understand this, it means—an excess of rodents! Now, I love to see my little country mice in my yard, nibbling on nuts and berries, but they don’t know from the nuts and berries in my kitchen cabinets. I’ve tried talking to them, but some species just won’t listen, and it’s not just the males. So, I’m all for a better, natural balance. Bring on the serpents!