In a battle of snake vs. an air conditioner, the snake came up the loser and did not survive the encounter with modern technology. Apparently a small rat snake had coiled around the fan motor shaft of my outside air conditioner unit. When the unit stopped functioning properly, a check of the a/c unit found the problem. Once the now dried up snake was removed, the unit resumed normal function.
The snakes are out there, you just never know where you will find them.
Staying above the water line!