Mrs. Phred steps over this snake without seeing it on our hike along the river trail. The trail runs along the river for six miles. We go in about three until the vegetation starts closing in too much....we both have a phobia about deer ticks and lyme disease (a. tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.).
Bruce and Felicia have a big dog.
Swimming in the river is not recommended due to fast currents, steep banks and very limited or non-existent get out points. You can canoe or kayak here if you have two vehicles. You can put in at a bridge 15 miles up stream and there is also a take out point 10 miles down stream.
In case you ever wondered about the muscles involved in smiling, it's a lot more complicated than you might have imagined....
Bruce was a Navy SEAL who started as a basic seaman and ended up as a Navy Captain. He tells me about jumping into a raft of poisonous sea snakes in the South China Sea to cut a fishing net off a ship's propeller.