Hi all, New to the site, but a long-term snake + reptile lover. I just spent about half an hour watching a marsh snake in my front garden (about 40cm, so I'm thinking young adult?), before he went to hide under a bush. I'd love for him to stick around - especially as I don't want him going onto the road or into next door's property. Lots of dogs and cats in my street, and a lot of people who would take one look and think he's a brown snake, so he's safest in my garden. Does anyone know how to encourage him to stay? Or should I take him down to the local reserve?