At Wind Cave National Park a month or so ago, we saw huge prairie dog towns. Those cute little critters were everywhere! And there were also big signs posted saying the cute little fellas carry plague.
We reckoned that's why we didn't see anyone trying to pet them or jumping out of their cars and running toward them to take photos - like they do with grizzly bears.
Ah, people really are the funniest animals of all.
Today, in the Redwoods, there was a little snake crossing the trail. A young man and his lady were passing. He grabbed the little snake, and had a time trying to hold on to it. I think he was showing out for his girl, but suddenly he jerked a little and let the snake go.
No poisionous snakes this side of the Cascades, I said casually as we passed and saw the little garter snake wriggling away. "That's lucky," he said. He seemed to be nursing a wounded finger.
I didn't mention the salmonella, etc.
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and I like to travel around."