In The Dark, All Snakes Are Gray

I wrote this article, expecting it to be published in Reptiles Magazine. It was a somewhat humorous account, in retrospect anyway, about me being bitten by an Arizona Coral Snake. They rejected it, stating that it was too scary for their general readership. Well! At a writers conference in Tucson, I bought a drink at the bar for the editor of ‘Arizona Highway Magazine’ with a distribution about 10 times that of Reptiles. He bought it on the spot. They paid better too. This is a scan of the Arizona Highway original. They did edit out some of the scary bits — about half the content. They changed the title too. I still got published in Arizona Highways!