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Tourney Angler Manages to Hook a Bass and a Snake

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A live snake is the last thing you'd expect to find in a bass' mouth, right?

Cole Menard and Alex MacFarlane have a cool fish story to share: one that involves a bass, a snake, and literally, pure shock. The pair were fishing a Bass Anglers Association club event July 29 on White Lake, which is located just outside of Ottawa, Ontario.

Menard was pitching a jig and craw combo to a wide wooden dock when a good-sized bass hit. However, when he hoisted it in the boat, both anglers realized something just wasn't right.

What they thought had to be a Senko in the mouth of the bass began to move, and they both realized it was in fact a live snake.

Here's the cool video:

"We removed the hook, removed the snake and put the fish in the livewell - as it was a decent keeper! Tossed the snake back in the water and watched it swim away. Definitely looked at home in the water," said MacFarlane.

The team finished in eighth place with a weight of 10.27 pounds. If that bass had swallowed the snake, it looks like they could have jumped a place or two higher in the standings.

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Tourney Angler Manages to Hook a Bass and a Snake