I went to put a glass in the kitchen sink. I caught motion out of the corner of my left eye and I saw the above snake slithering along where counter-top met wall and moving towards the sink and me. Super panic attack. I hurriedly got away and put on sneakers, work gloves, and a long stick before I went to look again. Also grabbed a can of wasp spray, nerve agent is my WMD of choice in these situations. Sprayed the joker and it recoiled. Then it vanished behind the microwave. And I could not find it anywhere on the counter. Peered in drawers and shelves, nope. Can we say nervous? I was and I kept looking. Idea of trying to get some sleep with a snake in the house was so not happening. Eventually I heard thumping and looked under the microwave, there it was - twitching and trying to get out. When I levered the microwave up using the scabbard from a Mauser bayonet, it came out with mouth agape. Could not see fangs but I was not taking chances. It also started to act torpid and confused, I guess I did get it with the bug spray. I grabbed a mason jar and removed its top. Then I grabbed the snake just behind the head and put it in the jar tail first - remember I am wearing thick work gloves. Finally stuffed the head in jar and slapped the top back on. Then took the jar outside, unscrewed the lid, and turned the jar upside down to make the snake fall out. Then I took the above picture. The white pipe in the background is a pre-cut two foot section of PVC pipe, to give some scale.
Way too much fun for this late at night. Oi. Thud.