Based on an Oak Spring Cluster homeowner request, Reston Association has approved using a solid-color version of the previously approved transparent and semi-transparent deck stains.
Saw a rat snake in the street at the entrance to our neighborhood while driving home recently. At four feet long or so it was pretty intimidating but harmless.
The only poisonous snakes around here are copperheads, but like most snakes they are very timid and will try to get away.
We do have occasional sightings nearby so please see the following regarding snake safety and awareness: