LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hunter says he was trapped in his deer stand when a rattlesnake joined him there last month, but the snake ended up the loser.
Mack Ginn of Lexington said he was about two hours into his Dec. 28 stakeout for a deer when he heard a strange rattle, The Hattiesburg American reported. He thought it sounded like a cicada, but then he remembered cicadas aren’t active in late December.
“It was 7:45 when I first heard it,” Ginn said. “I heard a rattle. It echoed in the blind and sounded like it was in the trees.”
He pulled his head back into the 4-by-4-foot (1.2-by-1.2 meter) blind and spotted a rattle attached to a snake that was only inches away, tucked into the slats of a pallet that served as the blind’s flooring.
“I literally jumped into the chair because there was no way to get away. When I was in that chair I realized I had nowhere to go,” he said.