Fisherman Plays Tug of War with Snake for Trout

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Larry Bobbitt had just reeled in a trout while fishing in Crooked Creek in Virginia when a nearby snake latched onto his catch—and refused to let go.

The snake appears to be a water moccasin—aka cottonmouth—in which case, this behavior makes sense. They’re known to be stubborn. When threatened, they typically stand their ground, adding in some sort of threat display.

According to Larry, he played tug of war with the snake for about 5 minutes before it gave up. But…it didn’t go away. Larry said it came back about 5 minutes later and climbed Larry’s leg.

 

 

According to Larry, he played tug of war with the snake for about 5 minutes before it gave up. But…it didn’t go away. Larry said it came back about 5 minutes later and climbed Larry’s leg.

Yikes.

Thankfully, neither Larry nor the snake were hurt in the encounter, and Larry had a cool video to show the world.

 

 

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