I have posted this question in several state forums. Now, it's time for my own backyard, so to speak. I'm a native Ga., boy and have romped in the woods all my life, mostly the north Georgia mountains. My "mountain man" grandfather spoke of "rattlers" as fat as an arm, but thankfully, I have never encountered a dangerous snake except onnce. That was a Copperhead, and actually although quite wooded, it was inside the metro Atlanta perimeter! I have friends in Macon, who say after that city, there's nothing south but "flat asphalt & rattlesnakes." I recall there used to be yearly "round-ups" in southern Georgia. Personally, I have come to understand their role in the scheme of nature, though I still don't want them in my backyard. However, most of all, I am curious about Water Moccasins in Georgia. I love "riverwalk" in the streams and rivers in North Georgia, in the summer. I believe there are no Water Moccasins in the mountain areas. Is this not true? Anyway, any thoughts or experiences I would find interesting. Thanks guys!