Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I hope that you didn't hurt it.
Nope, the worst I did was disturb him for a few seconds taking the picture. He's out in the weeds somewhere as we speak.
Just tell your wife they eat other snakes, including rattlers and she will be good.
Problem is, she unexpectedly found one like that in the laundry room - almost stepped on it - and it was likely there chasing mice. It was unpleasant for both her and the snake. Catch - 22.