I would like to commend the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office for their prompt and courteous response to my call regarding a large black snake in my bedroom on a recent Sunday afternoon. I am 92 years old and blind; luckily a friend came and saw it. The dispatcher sent over the deputy, and even though officers not specifically trained to handle snakes, Deputy Chad Abate arrived and swiftly and confidently removed the snake and tossed it outdoors. Despite the fact that the deputies do not normally respond to this type of call, it just goes to prove what a wonderful community we live in. Thanks again.