I was walking to go check out the hen house to see if there were any eggs, and lo and behold I come upon a Texas Coral Snake about 2 1/2 feet long slithering under my boardwalk. Instincts told me to turn about face and run. I just stood there and watched it. Such a beautiful, but venomous creature. I left it alone. It wasn't bothering me, and they say it has to literally chew on you to kill you. I had my shrimping boots on anyways. Gave me the shivers!