Raleigh News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders recorded his encounter with a snake on his back deck. “This snake, which obviously didn’t read the recent story I wrote saying how much I hate having them around, slithered onto my porch this week and caused me to grievously injure my arm while trying in vain to kill it,” he said. At first he called Animal Control, hoping they’d come and remove it. When that didn’t work, he tried other methods. Read all about his hilarious encounter. Tell us your snake story — firstname.lastname@example.org.