I was in the backyard when I saw a number of large boas and pythons (I USD to be a reptile breeder) that I could identify down to the subspecies. There were two boas out on the lawn(one about7′, and the closer one was about 12′. There were some larger African rock pythons under the avocado trees on the other side of the lawn. These were at least a foot in diameter and over 15′ long. I thought “wow..nice snakes in the yard! I m gonna go catch them, but I should be careful with snakes this large when I m by myself” so I walk up to the closest boa and as I was about to reach down to it, the snake cocked it’s head looking me straight in the eye, whereupon I was hit with the definite understanding that this boa was sentient at my level or more so. We held eye contact for a bit..we had a moment of clarity between us…then I awoke.