Have You Seen the Giant Green Snake Living Somewhere in Lake Texoma?
by MiaSherwood Landau
Writing and blogging for business and for fun, Mia Sherwood Landau works from her cabin in the woods on Lake Texoma, where she loves to knit and sew and and craft folk art whenever she's not writing or spending time on the water.
Have you seen the giant snake, perhaps a real live green anaconda from South America that somebody turned loose into Lake Texoma and now has grown to a mammoth size?
Who knows if it's true? Do you?
KTEN reported when a couple of fishermen said they saw the giant green snake near the Denison Dam this summer, in June. http://www.kten.com/story/22597598/t
Surely there would have been other sightings of the snake by now, and that's why I'm wondering if anybody else out there on LakeTexoma.com has seen it, too.
Even if Shane Lawrence and Joe Williamson fabricated their story to KTEN reporters (which I'm not suggesting is what happened) the fact remains that some people have been known to turn their pet snakes loose in the Lake Texoma area.
I'm quoting Meredith Yeoman's KTEN article on this topic:
"In 2007, the state passed a law to address the problem of non-native snakes in Texas. Under the law, any person possessing a snake non-native to Texas must have a permit. Releasing one of those snakes into the wild is punishable by a fine of between $500 and $4,000, and up to one year in jail."
Now there's a heads-up for any Texoma snake owners who may decide that their snake needs a watery home in the wild. Turning it loose at the lake is NOT a good idea at all.
Let's see if we can generate more comments than KTEN's article online, and maybe uncover the truth of the giant snake story, and hopefully setting all our minds to rest.
Any night fisherman out there who have a true story to tell? Please post it below.