Thursday, August 12, 2010

Close encounters of the fangy kind

While standing in chest deep water in the middle of a stream, one of these ever so friendly creatures happened by. He was less than amused to find me in his way. I was less than amused to find myself in his way, especially since the only way I could rectify that was to back up, into the deeper water. So I got a quick lesson in how to tread water while your waders are filling up and your heart rate is up to about 280.

I love my job.

Everyone will be pleased to know that both the snake and myself made it through the encounter unharmed. And trust me, I was WAY more scared of him than he was of me.


  1. hell yes, i believe you! im scared and i wasn't IN THE WATER WITH THAT aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    so glad you are alright!

  2. That is why biology was not for me. Yikes!

  3. Like lis, I'm scared and I'm only looking at a photograph. Certainly wouldn't like to be sharing a body of water with him.

    Glad that your encounter left you both unscathed. x

  4. I'm with lis and Catherine - that is so scary!

    I'm so glad you are ok, and that the is snake too!

  5. Yikes! I would have totally freaked out! I am glad you are ok, be careful out there!!!!!!

  6. shivering! i'm more glad you're ok than that he is :)

  7. Gah! I hate snakes. I might have died in the spot of fright!