We had one of these in our yard recently. I was wondering when we would come across one because at least once every summer or early fall we see one in our yard. Usually it's me that gets the shock and surprise when I come across one in the yard but this time it was my youngest son who saw it slither across our front porch!
It makes me think of an old spiritual song that we used to sing in my college choir called "Sword in my Hand". A verse of this song says, "Satan is just like a snake in the grass, I've got my sword in my hand, he's always crawling in some Christians path, I've got my sword in my hand." We should be prepared for the unexpected in life and to do that we must have God's Word in our heart. His WORD is that sword in our hand.