Max was busy running around when this guy announced his presence.
He sure made a lot of noise with pretty loud hissing. Mean guy, not like our friendly ones in the backyard here. It's a bullsnake, and was about 2.5-3 feet long. Max seemed smart enough or scared enough to stay away and leave him alone.
There are lots of mice around, and the snakes should help keep that under control! Lori says as long as they do it from outside!