by Rick Bedard
We took our Microtrawler "Reddy" on
river cruise, to the headwaters of Rattlesnake Creek, in search
of the creek's namesake.
This long curvy oak limb looking like a snake inspired the
boys to get out and search, but none were found here.
The creek gets narrow in places
It's 20' deep mid-channel
We ran out of creek, but are there snakes?
The boys decide to build a dam to trap fish while nearby, unknown
to them, right below the arrow....
Look close... In the lower left section of the cement block,
looks like a gray/brown lump curled up.
A little one, maybe 12"-14" long. It gave us a warning
rattle and moved slowly down it's hole. You can just make out
the last of it's tail, actually the rattle, (black and beige
striped) on the soil in the circle I added. It's slender body
is hanging straight down the left side of the hole.
Good-bye to the rattlesnake and Rattlesnake Creek