Nothing runs a boat aground like a snake on board

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources ranger Cpl. David Allen responded to a call from Richland Creek on Lake Oconee of a boating accident.

He arrived to find the boat had hit a dock and then the seawall before coming to rest about 16 feet up the shoreline.

The culprit was not alcohol, authorities say, but panic from the skipper when he found a brown water snake on board.

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