A small black snake (though harmless yet "eek-y" anyway) approximately 7 inches long and quite slender got into my lanai and decided to take a swim. I chased it around with a skim net and a brush hoping to trap and release outside the lanai. It swam into the entrance to the skimmer basket before I could stop it. Well I thought it would be in the basket. But no. It got sucked or swam into the pipe which heads to the pump, chlorinator, filtration and solar systems. m. Now what do I do? I am sure it is in there because it is nowhere else. This can't be good for the system or the snake! I am concerned it will end up doing some damage somewhere... and if it gets up into the line that feeds the solar that is not a good thing. I probably should have turned that off when it happened.... better do that now. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.