I had a snake encounter once.
I was relaxing in the hammock at my aunt and uncle's house on the river when I saw a snake pop his head up out of the deck, facing right at me. I was under the porch and the deck is on the water about 20 feet away.
So I figure I'm gonna catch a snake today. I try and sneak up to him but he hides back under the deck. Thinking I'll outsmart him, I lay down on the deck behind where he popped out. Sure enough, a few seconds later, he pops his head back out. I let about six inches of him come out from under the deck and as fast as I can I grab him with both hands around the neck.
Now, he didn't look like a very large snake. He wasn't that big around and his head was fairly small. Boy was I surprised when I pulled upwards of six feet of snake out from under the deck! It wasn't easy, either, he was resisting every bit of the way with every inch of him. I never actually had full control over him. I finally got him back under the porch when he went and bit me on the hand, right between my thumb and index finger. It surprised me enough that I let go and he hauled his long tail under the slab of the house.
I was disappointed, I wanted to surprise everyone when they got back, haha. I didn't even have teethmarks to show for my struggle, either...
I'm rather good at identifying the local slithery species, so I wasn't worried in the least. He was a Black Runner, btw, completely non-poisonous. Just a little feisty when you try to grab hold of them.
This post has been edited by BlueDragonX: 04 April 2007 - 06:20 PM