My oldest son made a pretty big mistake this past week, and earned himself some yard work time. As he was working on weeding the hill in our backyard, he let out an alarmed cry. It seems he had come upon a snake. My husband just happened to be in the yard at the time, so he hurried over to see what was going on. It turns out, we had a young rattle snake in our midst. That angle you see in the top right of the picture is where the concrete step into our garage meets the stucco on the side of our house. Yikes!! After taking a moment to snap this picture, I am happy, I mean sorry, to say it met its' demise.