Water Moccasin (AKA Cotton Mouth)
Growin’ up in Carthage, Texas (Northeast Texas in the piney woods) in the early 1960’s, a boy is eventually going to run into the infamous Cotton Mouth snake, also known as a Water Moccasin.
Back in the 1960’s, your dad could just call one of his many friends to ask if his boys could hunt on some of their land, which was normally hundreds of acres of sweet, pine wooded forests. The answer was invariably, “Sure, Jimmy!” In no time, kids would be off on another big adventure.
This post was submitted by Mike Strong.
Speaking of snakes, …
My paternal grandfather (the man who taught me my first cuss words – never mind which ones!). He was born in mid-winter in a sod hut on the North Dakota prairie. It was so cold the local rattlesnakes would crawl in and shelter up in the rafters holding up the sod roof. Everyone got along fine except for the rare instance one of the snakes rolled over in its sleep and fell to the floor.
Rich Pedersen – Stuyvesant Town, New York
This post was submitted by Rich Pedersen.