“Well,” I’ve been telling myself, “it’s frustrating that we have barely had a winter around here, but at least the snakes are gone, which is one of the best things about this time of the year in south Louisiana.”

And then a friend of ours found this sucker in his woodpile this morning. Not quite sure if that’s a young cottonmouth or a young rattler, but it’s definitely venomous.

I’m ready to move to the far north and take my chances with the Sasquatches.