I finally got around to going fishing this morning - but after a while,
I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth,
and 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 bitten - I
grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels 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 with my fishing, using the frog as bait.
A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot.. There was that damn snake
with two frogs in his mouth!