Do you have any dogs? My wife complains that my dog barks when it sees someone walking by the house. I tell her it is a good thing and we should not try to change that behavior. She is louder than she is vicious. In fact she might lose in a fight with a bunny.
Even the hammerhead wasn't interested in you :)
Yeah I haven't had near the issues with snakes around my house as some people I know in CLT. I do have quite a bit of animals that might feed on them in the area.