Well, the grandkids came over for the last hot day and we had a blast, but now there’s a snake in the skimmer with just his head and a bit of his neck poking out of the vacuum plate. It’s either a darkish Eastern Brown or maybe a Red-bellied Black, and he ain’t smiling. Doesn’t matter what he is, my fear is the same! I turned off the pump to see if it could wriggle out. No luck. I tried to remove the vacuum plate but lost my nerve. This varmint is making me mad, and I need an idea for getting him out.