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Subject: Re: Jamie D - BIP

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  • chcoa
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 2, 2006
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      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.

      jamie

      --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Kirez Reynolds"
      <gorillasoph@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've had the misfortune of encountering rattlesnakes in the water
      (Mojave
      > Green, no less), so yes, I'll confirm it from firsthand
      experience. They
      > swim *fast*.
      >
      > I've repeatedly made the same mistake when encountering dangers on
      the
      > surface of the water --- I dive. Only after several seconds do I
      start to
      > think: Wait! How do I know when & where it's safe to come back
      up??!!
      >
      > Bad times to dive: 1. A mojave green rattler is swimming towards
      you and
      > 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
      find
      > yourself caught between an ocean liner and the dock wall. When
      fishermen on
      > 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
      true. :-(
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