So...like, I was perusing the forums here a few minutes ago and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. Walking back to the office, I see a 2-foot long black snake on the floor against the wall. Now, I'm not a big fan of snakes, but I'm not grossed out by them either. Still...to see a black snake in your house as you begin to pass it just inches from your feet...is startling. I had just walked by it seconds earlier and didn't see it! So I opened a nearby door, grabbed a broom, and using the handle I tried to herd it outside. It wanted to go into my living room, but it was kindly persuaded to go outside. Once outside, it wanted to go back under the house...but I slung it out into the grass where is balled up in a defensive posture making it easy to thread it onto the end of the broomstick. I carried it far back into the woods behind my house...and let it go. Fuck it...my heart is still racing. I have no idea how it got in...and I'm checking under everything to see if it brought friends. I'll never look at my floor the same way again.