This snake was poised to attack! I filled a 5 gallon water bucket and grabbed a plastic mop handle… the hissing snake was poised to attack my dog. I thought it was a poisonous snake, because of the markings on it. Thank goodness for a barking dog. When the dogs bark, it’s best to see what they are barking at. I almost didn’t get up from what I was doing. Glad I did! Don’t want these think to sneak in the house. It’s just a bull snake, but to me, all snakes are a terror.