I don't have anything to top what's been posted but I've had a couple close encounters with friendly snakes. I set up at the base of a big tree in turkey season and about 10 minutes later glance at the tree. There was a 6 foot blacksnake wrapped around the tree. Needless to say I relocated.
Another time I was sitting there on the ground and heard the leaves rustling. I look and see a garter snake about 3 feet from me. Being the bright lad I am, I poke it with my gun barrel. It pauses for a second, then comes straight at me like lightning. I don't think it saw me, it just happened to head my way. I jumped up and it passed directly under me. I watch for snakes now.