For those who care, it looks like the creator has made some slight changes to the game, 1st try and I hit 2698. There look to be some changes as to the placement of some of the snakes, among other things. There are snakes near the trees now that help get you past the trees. I know I have wasted many shots trying to get past some of those damn trees.
For those of you who don't care, you can just ignore this post.