Bears and snakes
Just wondering when the bears and those long, skinny things that slink around on their bellies return to the park from wherever they spend winter.
I certainly respect the bears, but don't really fear them. Saw a small one at Cade's Cove on my first GSMNP trip about two years ago and he was gone before I could even get a picture.
Snakes are another matter. Don't like them. Do fear them. All kinds.
In May 2007 I was preparing to fish at Metcalf and was walking down a path when a rather large snake appeared ahead of me. Didn't stay around long enough to get introduced. I left there at about the same speed as that bear avoided me.
Plenty of other places to fish, I figured. Mr. Snake could have that one to himself.
See y'all soon, Hedge.