This email makes me want to stay out of the water altogether!! And
honestly, the snake sounds the most preferable to all the others.
Raw sewage?? No thank you.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com
, "Kirez Reynolds"
> I've had the misfortune of encountering rattlesnakes in the water
> Green, no less), so yes, I'll confirm it from firsthand
> swim *fast*.
> I've repeatedly made the same mistake when encountering dangers on
> surface of the water --- I dive. Only after several seconds do I
> think: Wait! How do I know when & where it's safe to come back
> Bad times to dive: 1. A mojave green rattler is swimming towards
> you're in a brown-water cow pond, 2. You find yourself in the
midst of a
> pack of daredevils on jetskis who can't see you, 3. You're
swimming across a
> busy harbor exit channel and visibility is about 5 feet.
> Good times to dive: Whenever threatened by large waves. When you
> yourself caught between an ocean liner and the dock wall. When
> a pier decide it's fun to cast at you (persian gulf scenario!).
When you see
> sewage poured onto the water and floating toward you -- too