Oh hell no.

Have I mentioned that I do not like snakes? I know the snake people out there will lose their minds when they read that, but I don’t care. Keep those things away from me.

So, I probably won’t be taking a dip in the lake any time soon after seeing this video.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) released the video this week of a diamondback rattlesnake swimming in the O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo. That’s right. Rattlesnakes can frickin’ swim. Great.

Every time I’ve gone to the lake over the years, I’ve been on the lookout for water moccasins. And that’s bad enough. But now we have to add rattlesnakes and well – I guess pretty much every other snake to the list of those to be on the lookout for while at the lake because according to the post, most snakes can swim.

The post does note that if you leave them alone, they’ll be on their way. No worries there. Messing with a rattlesnake is nowhere near my wheelhouse. I’m not a big fan of tempting fate.

In fact, my reaction would’ve been similar to the lady in the boat’s. Nope, nope, nope is my sentiment exactly when it comes to snakes – especially venomous ones.

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