Worms That Turned
aka Snake Bait


This is one of those Urban Legend that just seems to run and run. It first appeared in 1998 and is still going strong. The general gist is that the so-called worms (bait) are actually baby snakes...... Oh Yeah, sure!

Status: False (Urban Legend).

Someone's cousin <insert other person here> knew someone who knew a small boy who was with his Dad <insert other person here>, fishing on the side of a river or <insert other fishing spot here>. The victim was playing with some of the bait (usually worms), when he complained that the worms were "stinging" him. Of course, they were baby cottonmouths or  <insert other venomous snake here>, and the victim of course died. 

As with all these Urban Legends, no one can pin down precisely where, when, and to whom exactly this occurred. It is usally as Friend-of-a-Friend [FOAF].

If you receive a message about this then please ignore it and don't pass it on as this only serves to propagate this urban legend..... 



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