My recent snake blog stirred up a hornet's nest, even if it was all in good fun. The comments, I mean, not the subject matter. Snakes are not my idea of good fun.

A Tennessee man and his buddy were recently boating on Kentucky Lake and came across this thing:

 

Now I used to swim in Kentucky Lake when I was a kid and we'd go down and visit friends and stay in their lake house.

I can assure you I never encountered anything like this.

Unless my eyes deceive me, that is a REALLY big snake.

David Canter commented about the snake and I'm guessing there were typos because I looked up "ratter snake" and Google corrected it to "rattlesnake."

So, is that a rattlesnake?

And does it matter, since I have no intention of swimming where an encounter with something like that is possible?