I could have picked it up and brought out a tape measure, but I preferred measuring it in other ways. Here the male robins scolds the snake just after it has eaten three of four baby robins and knocked the fourth out of the nest. The fourth survived.
The pergola rafters are on twelve-inch centers.
The siding segments are four inches.
The gate support is three and a half feet.
The palings are three and a half inches.
The hose is a 50-footer, but that will not help. After eating my robins it headed into the neighbor’s yard. These fellows have good eyes. They can look into a tree from the ground and see a nest.