Ok ok so I was walking to the lunge place with she who rubs my ouchy bits and now rides me and there was a water snake in the path!! AND IT MOVED!!! it wasn't a water snake, it was a real snake! I was very brave though. I did not run. I asked She who rubs and rides "well? what are you going to do about this?" And she saved us. she found a way that had no breathing water snakes.