Life Is Good

I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait.

Knowing the snake couldn’t bite me with the frog in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit. So, I grabbed my bottle of whiskey and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake with two more frogs in his mouth.

Life is good.

Image credit: Houston Zoo

  50 comments for “Life Is Good

  1. July 16, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Oh my COD, that was funny. I needed that laugh this morning. Smart snake. Sandee you and Zane and Little Bit have a great day.

    • July 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

      I thought this was cute too Marg. πŸ™‚

  2. July 16, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Hahaha. I love starting the day with a smile, even if my day is starting waaay too early! πŸ™‚

    • July 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

      I got up too early this morning too. πŸ™‚

  3. July 16, 2015 at 4:55 am

    I need another cup of coffee! All I could think about is the poor frogs' fate.

    • July 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Nature is cruel. It's the cycle of life. πŸ™‚

  4. July 16, 2015 at 5:22 am

    lol, silly snake. πŸ™‚

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Smart snake. He's likes his booze. πŸ™‚

  5. July 16, 2015 at 5:45 am

    My question is, did he catch any fish? Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a brilliant Thursday Sandee and stay away from cottonmouths, they may take all of your booze. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Yes, I'll avoid them for sure Paul. πŸ™‚

  6. July 16, 2015 at 6:04 am

    LOL – I guess he likes the booze.

  7. July 16, 2015 at 6:47 am

    hehehe

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

      I thought so too Caren. πŸ™‚

  8. July 16, 2015 at 6:51 am

    First time I know of snakes taking whiskey and getting drunk..lol!

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Yep, and now the word will spread throughout the snake community. πŸ™‚

  9. July 16, 2015 at 6:53 am

    LOL that sssssnake liked a tipple

    Have a hisstastic day Sandee :-h

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Yep, he sure did Steve. πŸ™‚

  10. July 16, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Good one! Did not see that coming.

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

      I didn't either. πŸ™‚

  11. July 16, 2015 at 7:48 am

    oh hahah this was a good one! Have a wonderful day with your honey and that sweet LB!

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Will do sweetie. We're off to the boat shortly for the weekend. πŸ™‚

  12. July 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Didn't see that one coming. Lol!

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

      I love it when I don't see them coming. πŸ™‚

  13. July 16, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Just don't give it too much whiskey the second time-he'll be too snocked to be your bait provider.

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Probably true, but he won't care. πŸ™‚

  14. July 16, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Haha! That is definitely one way to take care of a snake! I prefer a gun or a blowtorch, but…..

    • July 16, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Yep, I'd be scared to pieces to be near a snake. πŸ™‚

  15. LAC
    July 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    WHo says you can't teach an old Snake new tricks?

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

      This is one smart snake indeed. πŸ™‚

  16. July 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    That seems like a fair trade! Hahaha. Did not see that one coming.

    Have another fab weekend. Big hugs, honey…

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Yep, I think it's a great trade. πŸ™‚

  17. July 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Whatever you do, do NOT give the snake a joint…you'll have drum circles around your place…

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Bwahahahaha. You crack me up Mike. Hi to Seymour. πŸ™‚

  18. July 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    That's a nice one!…an addicted snake!

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Only took one taste too. πŸ™‚

  19. July 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Lol. Given my science background, this is my kind of a nature walk.

  20. July 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Heeheehee! The snake knows what's good!

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

      He sure does and doesn't mind working for it too. πŸ™‚

  21. July 16, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    LOL!!!! πŸ™‚

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Hubby laughed out loud when he read this. πŸ™‚

  22. July 16, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    This old redneck southerner knows all about cottonmouths and frogs! They are without a doubt the meanest of God's creatures and as for the fricking frog he is the dumbest. But good blended whiskey will make everything right especially on frog gigging nite. Seriously I've been witness to many snakes with frogs in their mouths while gigging in north Louisiana with my father!

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Yep, I knew you'd have first hand knowledge about this. πŸ™‚

  23. July 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    That snake learned fast.

    • July 18, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Yes he did Binky. πŸ™‚

  24. July 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I hope that snake can hold his liquor πŸ™‚

    • July 18, 2015 at 7:37 am

      He seems to be doing just fine. πŸ™‚

  25. July 18, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Life is good πŸ˜€

    • July 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Apparently it is for the snake and the fisherman. πŸ™‚

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