Good lesson learned! pending an area, snakes are ever present around water, its a given, just treat them with
respect, usually they leave you alone,,,,,,, remember when i was younger folks did alot of camping went Lake Livingston
back in early 70's , 80's and remember one night dad and i running some lines, and snake fell in the boat with us, needless
to say, a paddle was a handy instrument to have that night...... i carried my .22 mag pistol for years in boats, live and learn,
2 swacks and snake was overboard!..... when we got back to camp my uncle asked why didnt we keep the snake for cut bait
later that weekend!....
keep the lines out!....
Teach a child to fish, and you get them hooked for life! then the memories begin!