A couple of weeks ago I went out in the morning to go inside the chicken run before the flock was let out. Took a couple of steps and notice something in the corner of my eye...Holy Moly...I knew this short stocky triangle head serpant wasn't the typical rat snake. The cottonmouths are highly venomous and I'm lucky he didn't hit me. I couldn't believe this water snake came up to the top of the hill I live on. There's no running stream waters for miles and only a couple of cattle tanks that are over half a mile away. This Texas drought has got the critters on the move. I've never seen these conitions like this before. There has been just a little over 2 inches of rain here since Feburary.