Ive got to tell this story. Before fishing I checked on a new deerstand I put out and do some squirrel hunting. I decided to sit a spell in my stand, and about 10 minutes later out pop two greys. Well Bam Bam, two down and then I decided to go fishing. I drive back to the pond and start fishing. I used the liver and heart of the squirrels to catch those two cats. Yeah free bait and I save my chicken liver for another day. While Im fishing Im hearing rustling in the brush just a couple feet from me. I grab my 410 and check it out. Mistake, 2-3-4 snakes, I dont know cause I ran like a little girl. They were just black snakes but man I hate snakes. I was hearing squirrels in the woods but I have to go past these snakes to get there quick and i say screw it. So I finally get over the snakes and Im fishing with the shotgun in my lap, and I notice there are doves everywhere. Ive never seen so many doves before, I didnt know if season was in so i didnt shoot at any. I could have killed 20 easy they were surrounding this little pond. I could hear them everywhere, even in the field behind me. Well its getting dark and the bats are coming out. At this pond if you want to fish at night you have to start a fire. These dang bats have run me off before and sometimes the fire will keep them away. So I go to the woodpile and guess what??? Yep another black snake, man Im still shaking. I let the little fire I had going burn out and then dump water on it. I got the heck out of there. Getting out today really got my blood going, its that time of year, great fishing and great hunting. Even if I have to put up with some snakes.