Jude has encountered a few snakes before( which always bothers me), because she usually locates them before I do, and of course thinks they're something to play with. But not this one. She walked right by it 3 or 4 times without even noticing it. However, once I poked at it with a stick it climbed a small tree - then the chase was on......sheesh. Way to go Jude.........turdhead.