I didn't see anything, but if you saw where I crossed, a snake easily can be in there. It didn't help that I had been seeing snakes all week, including poisonous ones. I, usually, define them by a triangular head. I don't think all poisonous snakes have a triangular head, but those that do...I deem poisonous.
I went back inside, and did what anyone else would have done. Researched the web. I couldn't find anything that told me whether it was a snake or not...aside, from the two holes (very slight) that was in my ankle. They started to sting a bit.
As with any normal person, you start deciding whether this is serious or not. I didn't see a snake, but logic told me that what else could put two holes in my ankle while I'm walking.
Per the web, it kept stating to seek medical attention. So I opted to go the ER...begrudgingly. When I got to the ER, the nurse looked at. There was not swelling. Later, the nurse practitioner came to the same conclusion. I'm not telling anyone not to take snake bites seriously but I wish I had this piece of information before going.
They kept asking me how long ago, it occurred. I said, "an hour". They said, if the snake were poisonous, you would have massive swelling and bruising. They went on to say, they had tons of reports of snake bites that week from people who were in their yard or rose garden.....
I said, "probably because the rain had stopped." Anyway, I just wanted to pass on...that if it's poisonous...it won't take long for you to know. I am not positive it was a snake but the trench will be filled in.
I hope nothing else happens...I doubt I'll go to the ER next time, unless it is truly obvious....