Sometimes you can find a big surprise in the water. Minnesota is not known as a place where you find large snakes but while out shooting in William O'brien State Park I found this approximately 8' bull snake crossing the river. The scary thing was that I was right on the other side of the parking lot for the Lake Alice beach. Imagine swimming at the beach and running into one of these crossing the water. While bull snakes are considered to be bad tempered they are not poisonous and would most likely try some posturing and then try to escape when confronting a large predator like a human.