I would have left a chocolate mint if I knew you were spending the night.
Every morning I walk out the kitchen door for a morning garden inspection. Right out the door this morning was my slithering friend. I'm not sure what a rattlesnakes skin is like, but I quickly checked the tail. No rattle. The good news is a snake in the garden probably keeps away little rodents. The bad new is a snake in the garden also keeps away the gardener. YIKES!