The much maligned moccasin
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Your comment about our “Bible Teachings” is anti-Christian and out of line.
Come on Mr. Bible, this is an interesting article, don’t pick a fight.
I have lived on Lake Thurmond for 28 years and have seen one water moccasin; however over the last two years we have seen at least six pygmy rattlesnakes in our yard. Both of our dogs were bitten by them. We spent $2000 for treatment of one of the dogs. Now we have them vaccinated with snake vaccine once a year. These snakes are about 12 inches long, blend in with pinestraw and mulch, have no rattler, and their venom caused swelling in our dogs. Thankfully, the dogs survived.