1. Resist the urge to attack it with a broom or stick
2. If the snake is in the garden, spray it gently with a water
3. If the snake is in an open area like the foor and not moving much, the best thing to do is to place an object over it like a heavy blanket or towel.
4. If the snake is found in a drawer, behind furniture or somewhere difficult to access, leave it alone; move all family members away from the immediate area