YES ORR I GOT THE LOG SIGNED. I went back with my stick and raked trying to find the snake and raked the cache out. Like I should have done to start with. Signed the log and then replaced cache back under log. (With the stick). Then to ER.
But I do want to say that with precautions this should never stop anyone from geocaching. I have already gotten back out there in the rough. According to stats more people get bitten in the own yards than they do out in the woods.