Apparently this 3 foot long snake prefers the long grass in our back yard to short grass anywhere else. I'm sure he's harmless, because rather than attacking me he simple slithered away right past my left foot. I looked online for what to do and found this piece of really helpful advice: "The best way to tell if the snake is dangerougous is to get a good look at the shape of it's eyes..." Wow. Super advice. Thanks but no thanks. Needless to say, it gave me a HUGE boost of adrenaline that could have been applied to lawnmowing, but not much motivation to do anything other than hang out indoors.