Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Girl View Post
He coiled up and struck at me! So *I* knew they did that, mimicking rattlers, but let me tell you, I had a shot of adrenaline at that! Zowie!
Kinda reminds me of a dive many years ago in a local river. We were a large group on a fast drift dive in the St Lawrence River when someone spotted a large eel parked on a ledge.

A few of us went over to get close and personal with this about 6' long eel. As I was hovering above it, doesn't it suddenly coil and stand up to look me in the face before striking in my general direction.

Engage feverish back fin, nothing more to see here! I had a wee rush from that experience.