Search widget not working, drops users on home page


I can’t get the default WordPress search widget to work on my site. What’s happening: if I enter “snakes” in the search widget, the URL in the browser bar changes to and I’m dropped on the home page.

I’ve been searching all over WordPress forums about this, and most of the threads talk about needing a page template to display the search results. I couldn’t find one in the Blogs MU folder. Do I need to create one?