I just don't believe it. Sure the snakes eat the mice and frogs but eventually something will show up to eat the snake and before you know it you have a lion in your yard. My method has always been to put enough poison around my abode to kill anything organic that is not supposed to be there. I know this is not a politically correct solution, but would you rather have a chemical smell around your house or a damn lion in the yard?
I would rather have the lion versus living in a toxic wasteland.
I had not seen this one for a while. He is sunning himself on top of my 2008 Christmas tree. This is about 7 feet laterally from the mowed part of my lawn. I have never seen this snake anywhere except on top of this tree except for the time I moved him to take pictures. He stays on his own turf. I am still fascinated by the color of this snake. I have seen hundreds of cottonmouths but never one this light in color.