I came across this fellow while working in the garden. Normally I would leave him alone, bullsnakes will supposedly keep rattlers out of the area.
Unfortunately... he was hanging out under the cucumber vines in my garden, right next to the chicken coop. Nothing wakes you up faster than reaching under a setting hen and finding a large egg eating snake coiled up in the nest. :(
I normally do not wear my ipod around the farm but have been lax lately in the garden... listening to music while weeding, harvesting and watering. I'm back to being on guard... I'm glad it wasn't a rattlesnake...
I didn't cry over the snake like I did when I had to put the bobcat down a year or so ago... but it still bothers me to shoot any animal. :(