My father, who is now in his 70's, grew up in a "town" east of Corsicana. When he and his cousins were kids, they would go to the tanks (that's a pond for those who don't know), throw rocks at the Water Moccassins to make them jump in the water, and then Jump in With Them and swim! They thought the snakes couldn't bite in the water! Their Guardian Angel was definitely with them!
10/23/2008 2:04:35 PM
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Those darn dumb hick in East Texas....they have been seeing this snake all their lives and still can't ID it. The teacher needs to be fired. Although Cottonmouths are somewhat similar to Rat snakes...they have big difference....Like Fangs. By the way the Cottonmouth is the only venomous water snake in North America...leave them alone and don't bring them to school kids.
10/23/2008 7:47:04 AM