Plenty of things are worse than running into a snake in your yard at the beginning of summer. They’re just… hard to think of at the time. Not only is the experience itself traumatizing, it can affect how you think about your yard for the rest of the season. Instead of going out and enjoying the weather, you think twice. What if that snake’s still out there?! What if it has… friends? That feeling is unacceptable. Summer is supposed to our time to enjoy the great outdoors without reservation. We get so little time to do it! Believe it or not, we think knowing a little more about the snake in your yard might help. Here’s everything you should know about the snakes that come around in summer, and how to respond to them.