Who likes them and who hates them. I hate them with a passion and I had a run with one this weekend. Friday night I got a real bad cold so I was not feeling real good. I get to the lake saturday morning around 5:30am and am fishing by 6:00am. After two hours I decide to call it quites. Not feeling good and did not need to get worst. On my way home I stop at a creek and going to take a closer look for the future. I walking down to the creek and I must of scared the snake as he took off over my foot (He scared me). I think it was harmless as I guess it was a Black Rat snake (Again, I hate snakes so I am far from knowing my snakes). He was black and a little bit bigger than a golf ball and I say about 3' long. They are the only thing about fishing that I don't like. Very little bothers me in this world but snakes are one of them. I am surprise I did not scream like a little girl.