One good thing about living in the middle of nowhere. When I see a snake on the gravel road, I can stop and shoo it off.
It’s that time of year when the garter snakes are heading north to the dens where they spend the winters. Sadly, many never make it as they try and cross the roads. Especially on the highways. It’s almost impossible to avoid them. Often, they can’t even be seen until it’s too late to even try.