Snake Fishing
A Snake Fishing
photo by: Ken Watson, 2001

Humans aren't the only things catching fish at Chaffeys Lock. At the bottom of the picture, you can see a snake with it head turned back, a silver thing sticking out of it's mouth. The silver thing is the tail end of a fish it caught just seconds before. At the top of the photo a second snake is moving in - perhaps to challenge the first for the favourite fishing spot, perhaps just to watch.

The location is the weir at Chaffeys Lock. The first snake had its head just milimetres from the rushing water, obviously waiting for a fish to come by. In the blink of an eye it had caught one, the actual moment too fast to see. Judging by the healthy size of this snake, it's a pretty good angler.

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