Lori called me at work to report that there was a snake on the front porch, and she thought it was a rattlesnake. She got the dogs in the house before they discovered it, and she very bravely trapped it with an overturned garbage can to await my inspection.
Sure enough, it was a rattlesnake, as you can tell by the upturned tail above. Although I hated to do it, he was dispatched shortly. These guys are mean, and don't like to back off. Maybe sitting under the garbage can for a few hours did that.