hi, I know everyone will tell me how lucky I am to have snakes in the garden but the novelty is wearing off, and they are getting bigger and braver every time we visit our house. in short we have had our house nearly 5 years and have always had snakes, initially we found shed skins but then started to see the odd grasssnake, but after a couple of days they would disappear, however with each visit they are getting braver and now ignore us. They live under our patio and come and go and bask literally feet from the patio. The regular sightings are 2 x 4ft long grass snakes, and a longer but thinner Aesculapian snake, which is particularly creepy as it can climb vertical walls, we have seen it going into next doors attic. My neighbour in good French manner has indicated he will come and smash them with his shovel, but I would rather them go not be killed. Has anyone any ideas for ways to get them to move on.