When we moved from Michigan to Florida, we learned that the fine blade fescues do not thrive in the intense sun and heat of the Sunshine State. Instead, a thick blade fescue like St. Augustine grass is common for Florida lawns. Recommended mowing height is four inches, which provides plenty of cover for many varieties of snakes, like the Southern Black Racer (also known as the Eastern Racer) pictured above.
Every time I see a snake in our yard or feel one slithering beneath my shoes (you should not walk barefoot in the grass in Florida – for several reasons), it reminds me of the unique song performed by Kim Hill on her Testimony album titled, Snake In The Grass.
Matthew 10:16 ESV – Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.