I would like a native, non-venomous snake that likes to eat chipmunks. We are in the suburbs, and I haven't seen a single snake since I've lived here, but we have chipmunks galore! Last summer they ate every cucumber and tomato, except the cherry tomatoes for some reason. I was thinking of how I could keep them away from the vegetables with wires and things, and it occurred to me that maybe if I put a snake down some of the holes, the problem would be solved.
I would tell my plan to the neighbors, so they wouldn't kill the snake. But I don't know if it would stay in my yard, though there is certainly enough for it to eat there.
Any feedback on this idea would be appreciated.