I know I'm being a bit of a big girl here but I'm having real trouble getting to grips with the snake thing.
I'm below Montelimar and in the middle of agricultural fields, I can't expect never to see wildlife.
But this last week (of a longer stint where I'm starting to clear the gardens and make buildings secure ready to move some stuff over) I've met a longer than a metre snake in the garage and last night a smaller 50cm version in the barn attached to the house, that bothered me enough not to sleep.
The garage incident may have been my own fault as I moved some irrigation tubes from a field into the garage. The snake was possibly in the tube. Needless to say that tube is now back in the field.
The barn incident may have resulted from the roofer being up there and causing disturbance. The snake likely came from behind the dot n dab plasterboard.
But regardless, it's bothering me and my French neighbour is not always around, fortunately he's saved me both times so far.
Is there anythng to be done to keep them out of the house and buildings, any devices, any tricks or tips?