Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Helton Creek Falls

This past Sunday the girls and I drove all over North Georgia. Iz has been wearing herself out learning new skills at gym and Sophie's been wearing herself out getting ready for a production of The Jungle Book. It seemed like wearing them out even more wasn't a great idea, so we just drove around. It's been forever since I did that. For the past few months, I've always had a destination in mind. It was nice to see how things have changed, and how they haven't.

We did stop here and there. One of our stops was Helton Creek Falls.

Helton Creek Falls - Lower Cascade

On the way down to the falls, a guy told us there was a large Water Moccasin hanging out on a chunk of a tree that had been cut out. I asked him if he was sure it wasn't a Midland Brown Water Snake, as we're a bit far north for Water Moccasins. He wasn't sure, but either way, he wasn't going to bother it! Seemed like a good idea.

We were all looking for it on the way down. I almost walked right by, but Iz spotted it, right where the guy described.

Midland Brown Water Snake

Yep, Midland Brown. Iz took some pictures. She also named it Steve. It was still there when we left, 20 minutes later, just lying there in the sun.

Thanks for hanging out Steve. Good to see you.

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