BEST OFF-ROAD STORY?
Growing up in Louisiana and playing in the swamps, it became a part of life to encounter all types of critters including alligators and snakes while out riding—but I don’t think it ever prepares you to share a side by side with one!
One weekend we were out at a local riding park in east Texas at a big mud riding event. We got back in some really swampy remote part of the park, where not many people ride. The holes were really deep and thick mud and the sun was starting to go down on us. We got to a pretty bad creek crossing, but just on the other side was the main trail back out our camp, so we knew there was no option but to get across.
I was the first one into this creek…and it certainly didn’t disappoint! When we got down in it, we knew it was going to take some serious work and winching to get out. We never even considered looking around us while we were jumping in and out of the water, and climbing in and out of the SxS. We finally got out of the creek and onto the main road.
We got the winch line rolled in, and I opened the door to get back in my SxS and realized at some point while in the creek, a highly-aggressive and venomous Water Moccasin snake climbed inside of my SxS—and it was his until he was kind enough to leave and give it back to me!! Needless to say, everyone else in our group took the long way around!