I've posted this before...
This guy was at camp last summer. We watched a movie with the kids, then packed up to leave. Last thing I did was close the blinds, and I almost stepped on him. He had to have been watching the movie with us. I don't know whats up with my useless dog that was lying on the couch with us, my beagles would have told us about him.
We always have blacksnakes in the house. I think they eat the bats in the attic. We still have plenty of mice. After a few scares, I got a very life-like rubber snake, and hid it where you could only see it while sitting on the toilet. Hilarity ensued.
Golf clubs are also effective for picking up snakes.
I saw a 6' black snake in the grass while mowing two weeks ago. It scared me then, and then when I made another pass with the tractor,it scared me again! It didn't go anywhere, and I knew he would be there. I don't like snakes!