odfrank, that log is a planed and painted board, they do not grow that way in Alachua County, maybe in San Mateo, yes he was in my space
My wife does not want the dog, bout 20 pounds tangling with snakes or gators either. My neighbors have each lost dogs to snakes. We live on the edge of the Santa Fe Valley and home to the most natural springs in North America. There is a spring on my farm that is flowing pretty good right now. There are plenty of snakes for everyone.