Boudreaux been fish’n down by de bayou all day an he done
run outa night crawlers. He be bout reddy to leave when he
seen a snake wit a big frog in his mouf. He knowed dat dem
big bass fish like frogs, so he decided to steal dat froggie.
Dat snake, he be a cotton moufed water moccasin so he had to
be real careful or he’d get bit. He snuk up behine de snake
and grabbed him roun de haid. Dat ole snake din’t lak dat one
bit. He squirmed and wrapped hisself roun Boudreaux’s arm try’n
to get hisself free. But Boudreaux, him, had a real good grip
on his haid, yeh. Well, Boudreaux pried his mouf open and
got de frog and puts it in his baitcan.
Now, Boudreaux knows dat he cain’t let go dat snake or his
gonna bite him good, but he had a plan. He reach into de back
pocket of his bib overhauls and pulls out a pint a moonshine
likker. He pour some drops into de snakes mouf. Well, dat
snake’s eyeballs roll back in his haid and his body go limp.
Wit dat Boudreaux toss dat snake into de bayou. Den he goes
back to fishin’. A while later Boudreaux dun feel sumpin
tappin’ on his barefoot toe.
He slowly look down and dare dat water moccasin was with
two more frogs.
- from Dwight W.