BOLTON: Big, Big Snake | File, Archive

As far as I can remember, this story here took place on a Saturday, the first day of squirrel season in the early ’70s.

It just so happened that a couple of my fellow hunters and I decided to go squirrel hunting and kill ourselves in a mess for dinner. We decided to try our luck just off Big Mountain Creek, around the old Baldwin Mill site. Since the mill had long since collapsed, many large hardwood trees had grown around the site. Also, there were some old walnut and pecan trees around there. A prime area for squirrels to hang out!

JA Bolton is the author of “Just Passing Time”, co-author of “Just Passing Time Together” and has just released his new book “Southern Fried: Down-Home Stories”, which can be purchased on Amazon. Contact him at