I do believe we are now minus a squirrel.
One night last week we were investigating the progress of the dragon fruit next door and hubby noticed something odd on one of the huge limbs. It "looked" like a snake, but it was HUGE! He
Today, I was taking some kitchen scraps out to the compost bin and a 4 foot black racer scared the crap out of me on the back patio. I clearly startled him too because he thrashed about then took off in the wrong direction and ended up getting into the other corner of the patio near the sliding glass doors! I heard more thrashing then nothing for a few minutes so I assumed the snake was laying low or had snuck out while I was busy getting the courage up to go back in the house. I cautiously crept back onto the patio and got into the house, not wanting another close encounter with Mr. Thrasher.
After I got inside I looked out the sliding glass door to see if I could spot it. I was very upset to see that it had gotten tangled up in some netting! OH NO!
So I called hubby to see if he was nearby (which he wasn't) and had to wait an hour or so before he could get home to help me get the snake free of the netting.
Hubby held onto the snake while I took some surgical scissors and cut him loose. It was very distressing. The wait for hubby to get home to help free him gave the snake plenty of time to tangle himself up pretty badly. Once I got him free and hubby let him go he went off like a shot. There was no skin broken by the netting so he'll be fine.
That netting is horrible. We're still scratching our heads over why there was a wad of it on the patio. We could have sworn we had thrown all that old netting away. Things that make you go hmmmm...