Todd is on his final week of vacation. Today he decided to climb up Tumwater Mountain which is in our backyard. Hiking around here is a bit different then what I am used to back east. I never worried about the wild life when hiking in the Lookout Mountains or Smokeys. However, there are bears and cougars living around us, as well as, coyotes and wolves. Today Todd encountered another form of wildlife that you have to be careful of....rattlesnakes.
Todd not only ran into one rattle snake but two of them. The first one was about 2/3 up the hill; the second one was at the top of Tumwater. I am afraid that Todd was a little "rattled" after his hike.