Friday, April 8, 2011

Road Photo Friday: Snakebit

These three photos from my recent turkey hunting trip in the Lone Star State do well to sum up the experience.

This photo depicts the guajillo bush that was hit by my shotgun this morning.  The turkey standing in close proximity was not.

This photo is of the Mexican free-tailed bat that inexplicably ran into my hunting buddy's neck on Tuesday.  Mind you, this did not happen as we were walking to our stand in pre-dawn hours -- it was at 2 p.m.  The incident prompted another buddy to quip, "if you start growing fangs, we're shooting you."

Oh yeah, it was a hundred degrees.  The first week in April.

This final photo is of the five foot long western diamondback rattlesnake that decided to join us on our early morning turkey hunt Thursday morning.  Like within a foot.  We escaped, unscathed.  The snake did not.

Some trips are just that way, aren't they?

1 comment:

  1. Looks stunning i've always wanted to visit the Lone Star State I know an english country parson who lives there - think a heavily armed hugh grant.

    I've also alway wanted to eat rattler - must have watched too many cowboy movies as a kid