This snake was slithering around until a friend of mine pounced on it. Once he did that, there was a fight, and the snake and J.R. were rolling around on the ground trying to keep the snake from going straight for his jugular. It was amazing to watch and wish I recorded it.
What you see in this picture is the after effect. Somehow he tranced the snake into a relaxing state and we now call J.R. the "Snake Whisperer."
*This is his friends pet python, which we took to the lake with us and I snapped this picture as he was kissing it. Snake was not harmed in the dramatic story above.