Meanwhile, Mom had gotten a garden hoe, pulled the snake out of the crack and cut its head off.
The other story was from yesterday. My daughter and her friend (11 years old) were playing in the back yard and I was in the garage. I heard screaming, but thought it was just the girls being girls. Until I heard SNAKE!!! I came out of the garage to find my daughter up on the treehouse about to cry and her friend telling her the snake wasn't poisonous.
Sure enough, it was a black snake, about 5 feet long. We watched him slither along the privacy fence, slip under it and disappear. A few minutes later my daughter tells me the snake was trying to get into one of the foundation vents on the house.
I normally wouldn't have killed the snake, as they eat rats and such. But I can't have it under the house. So I got Mom's weapon of choice, the garden hoe, and took care of it.