Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor (floyd_mephit) wrote,
Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor

I was out in a wetlands nature preserve yesterday looking for something, on the southwest side of the island. It's pretty neat, first part is swamp and the second part is woods. Just a 2.5 foot wide concrete sidewalk into the woods. I was walking down there, and all of the sudden, boom -- I was 5 feet away from a cottonmouth. I scared it off and kept going, and then on the way back, boom - I ran into another one just as big, just as close. And then the first one again. That combined with the spiders that were the size of cigarette boxes was enough to make me consider bringing some OFF and a stick with me if I ever go down there again. Besides that, though, the preserve was pretty cool. I like the woods, I get a little nostalgic.

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