The two cats and one dog (our version of three billy goats) have been inordinately interested in what is going on under the back deck. The "troll" living under the "bridge" emerged today.
I guess he was looking for some sun. I hope he finds lots of sun elsewhere.
I like having black snakes around because they keep poisonous snakes away. But I prefer they stay not quite so close to the house. We have 57 acres for them to live on. You'd think they would prefer a place with fewer humans and inquisitive animals.