Snake Tripod Spring Creek 2 (Not my photography)

Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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This is one of the very rare shots here at Red Bubble that isn’t from me or my camera. This one was taken by my guide Cathy but I could have taken it. I was there first. In fact, this is my tripod and I was carrying it until I accidentally dropped it. So Cathy probably took this shot while I was still headed upstream at a dead run because the damned snake scared the crap out of me and I dropped the tripod. But I didn’t drop the tripod on the snake. See how considerate I am? Scared half out of my wits I still had enough presence of mind not to throw the tripod the 5 or 6 feet towards the snake; I dropped it right were I was. I wasn’t about to injure this snake, this guardian of Spring Creek.

Anyway, it scared the poop out of Cathy too but I have to give her credit. When I fell off the cliff into that rock hole just a few feet further upstream, she was too freaked out to take the shot even when I’m down there, butt in stagnant water with broken ribs saying, “Take the shot! Take the shot!” She sucked it up this time and after pulling her hand back from reaching for my tripod, she pulled out the camera and started shooting. Admittedly, she was a bit closer to the snake than I was since she was reaching for something the snake was literally slithering through at the time. But I can tell you: she was scared too and STILL got the shots (if not the tripod).

You can see I teach my students right. ;-)

Seriously, I thank Cathy for warning me the snake was still there and for taking some darned good shot showing how close she came to the snake.

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