Saturday I walked out the back door to the patio and there was a long black snake a few feet from me. didn't see it right at first. the snake was all black, 4 ft long. I didn't bring my 9mm pistol outside w/ me. My backyard is wood fenced. The snake got spooked and took off and went between a small gap at the bottom of where 2 wood slats meet the ground. Looking it up, I think it was a black pine snake (non poisonous) but at the time I didn't know that. If you were armed, would you of shot at it, done nothing, what? I'd like to think if I was armed that I would of shot at it, but then i'd be worried about the neighbors calling the police, and the police charging me with something because they would of been like "your bullet could of ricocheted off of a rock or something" so what would you have done?