About a week and a half ago we noticed we had a snake on the front porch. He eventually slithered off into the flower bed. Well, he made another appearance last night. I was on the side of the house and noticed him on the sidewalk. I got a flashlight to get a better look at him, unfortunately I wasn't thinking and he slithered away from me and the light right into my garage! Then I tried to coax him out of the garage with the thought of capturing him, but at the very least get him out of the garage. He was in the corner of the garage and as he started to make his way toward the garage door I realized he was probably going to head for the crack where the vertical piece of wood at the edge of the door meets the footing. Sure enough that's exactly where he headed. I had to act fast. I went to grab him with the BBQ grill tongs. The tongs had absolutely no effect on the beast, he just slid right through. :b Questions: What kind of snake is this? He's only about 14" long. Sort of brown and gold. On top it's sort of like stripes running perpendicular to his body. On the sides it's sort of like a diamond pattern. I live in Oklahoma. Hopefully it's not poisonous. Either way I want him gone. Is he living in our flower bed? When he gets bigger the flower bed won't provide the sustenance he needs and then he'll come after us. Is he still in my garage? After he settled down from the tong incident he went back outside, right? I mean, he's an "outdoor snake" isn't he? He's not lying in wait in the garage waiting to ambush us is he? :b "Why'd it have to be snakes?" Any help will be greatly appreciated.