I was trimming the Abutilon, when I suddenly noticed someone looking me.
It was a big fat, and very long, Snake, who looked as if he was about to pounce. I don't like Snakes at the best of times (even harmless ones), so I shooed him away, and did other things.
I know my fear of them is totally irrational, but so is it with over 50% of the world's population who feel the same as I do.
In case you were wondering, it's a Western Whip Snake. St Patrick, you are needed.