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Old 06-17-2011, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by lanep82 View Post
On Lake Travis several years ago, I saw, I kid you not, probably about a 6 foot snake swimming across this cove that we ride in.

Soooo.....what did I do? I drove directly at that sucker and chopped it up to pieces. You could literally feel the prop hit the snake. This was on our old Malibu so no MC props were injured during the execution of this! hah
I almost ran over 6+ ft rattlesnake swimming across our lake last summer. I was on my ski. Luckily, I was only free-skiing behind the boat (rare for me) and was looking ahead and saw it in time to swerve away from it. The boat missed it by a couple feet.

A few years ago, we had to do some repair work on a section of the slalom course. When we pulled up the pvc pipe to replace a buoy, we found a small (about 6') dead alligator wrapped up in the course wires. It apparently hit the cable when it was swimming around, panicked, thrashed around and got tangled up in the cables and drowned.
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