Teton River Rattlesnake and a Waterproof Digital Camera
I fished the Teton River yesterday. This particular location is known for rattlesnakes. In my youth that would have been motivation enough to get me to visit this place, but my priorities have changed. I find myself a bit on edge when I’m walking the trails, especially through tall grass and sage. I really enjoy rattlesnakes when I’m aware of them, but nothing gets the heart pounding like being surprised by one. Anyway, I did manage to see and admire one on the way in, which probably kept me on edge. Luckily I wasn’t surprised by any Rattlesnakes, although I did see a couple of Gopher Snakes and a Racer along the trail, oh yeah and I caught some nice fish.
While fishing, I found a digital camera half-submerged and covered in green slime. I picked it up and noticed it was a waterproof camera (an Olympus I believe). I turned it on and was blown away that it still worked. I’ve contacted a local guide service that floats this section of the river to see if it belongs to them or their clients. If not, I guess I’ll keep it.
Here’s a picture of the rattlesnake:
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