So today I came back to my parents' house after church and as I rounded the corner of the sidewalk a large black snake was stretched across it, only about two feet from me! I screamed and it slithered into the brush (can snakes hear? I guess there isn't a reason why they wouldn't...) We never found him again. Dad poked around to find him but noone seemed really that ruffled. Add to that a few other bug sightings (actual bugs to remain nameless)...I'm livin' in the swamp, folks!