Could have been a hybrid.A 4 ft Mojave Green? That's downright scary
I ate some water moccasin at a Marine Corps survival school back in the early 1970's. It tasted just like the Neuse River near which it had been caught!I had rattlesnake once and it had a rank taste like carp. Everyone’s taste buds are different. Was told you have to soak them in milk but we just steaked it and tossed it on the grill.