Meet NOPE, A five-ish-foot rat snake that I pulled out of the tick farm's toilet a couple of days ago. Yes, the toilet, hence his name.
(Pardon the staining; it's due to the iron content in the water. Really)
This is the SECOND time I've had a snake in the toilet. For all I know it was the same snake.
Meanwhile, this little coral snake ran across my path the morning I fished NOPE out of the toilet:
The next morning, this (much) smaller rat snake was waiting on my doorstep:
And for a final insult, a 2-inch-long scorpion nearly landed on my foot when I was taking a shower that evening. It's almost like I live in the woods or something...