That is so cool, I find them absolutely fascinating. I can understand not wanting them around your house but the ones I see out in the rough I just let be. When I was younger, sure everything got a dirt nap. Guess I've mellowed out. I do think they are really neat creatures though, I just give them their space.
There is no poisonous snakes around where I live that I know of. Last year my lab had a big fist size knot come up on his neck at his shoulder.YEP Me to. Plus a Dog to.