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June 5, 2010 Barry held his camera barely two feet away from the back of an Agkistrodon piscivorus. Although a small snake, it was still very dangerous and he positioned his camera based on years of experience with these reptiles. Known more commonly as a Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin, the twelve inch juvenile snake had coloration similar to the closely related Copperhead. However, its patterns were muted by late afternoon shadows in a remote location that was not favorable to an easy medical evacuation. So, we slowly moved away and eased our paddles back in the water to complete an adven
truceburner posted a topic in Fossil IDThe creek was good to me yesterday. On a rocky shoal at a bend in a creek in Austin (Travis Co. TX), I found not only my first shark tooth, but a nice creek-worn dart point with a broken tip. The gravel also gave up the big tooth pictured below, which I guess to be either Equus or Bos/Bison. The shark tooth is presumably from the Cretaceous marine layers that the creek cuts into. A friend has found shark teeth in the matrix nearby, but this one was in the wash atop a sand bar. If more/better pictures would help identify it, just let me know. Super excited to have found it. For the flint to
March 6, 2010 It was time to paddle one of my favorite places. The water had finally receded from recent rains to make the trip manageable. It was also a test for a shoulder injury that I had been working back into shape. So I waved to my wife and slipped the boat into the cold water. As I negotiated the twisted channel, I noted many changes to familiar stretches of water. A new tree down here, a missing log jam there and fresh, untracked gravel soon became part of things behind me. Yet the water still had its surprises as I dealt with the first of four major, new logjams. Slippery mud bank