Went sailing the other day on Lake Weir (near Ocala) I carry my electric motor with me since my last motor was stolen. I attached it to the motor mount and fed the electric line thru the vent into the rear compartment where I keep my battery. When I removed the two wooden slats covering the opening, I was confronted with a large Water Moccasin. Luckily I had a mop handy and was able to keep the snake confined to that small area. We had a struggle and the snake lost. I didn't know what kind of snake it was till I got home and checked the internet. (brownish with colored bands and triangular head - highly venomous) Had I realized this, I would not have confronted him and probably jumped overboard. I didn't know snakes liked to sail.