Most of you have probably read the story and seen the pics of the canebrake rattlesnake I posted yesterday. I forgot my camera there and I had to drive back to get it yesterday. This happened on the way back home. I had decided not to post this story but I changed my mind because it has really been bugging me since it happened. I haven't said a word about this to anybody else at all, this is the first time I have even spoke about it.
A few weeks ago I was on my way to a snake demostration and I passed an area that looked perfect to have cp's. I was in a hurry so I couldn't stop. I haven't been able to get back to that area because it is about 30 miles from where I live. Yeserday I had to pass right by it to get my camera, so I decided that I would stop on the way back and see what I found. I stopped, got out and since this area was right beside the road so I didn't take anything with me except my snake tongs. I started looking around. The only thing I found was what looked like raccoon tracks in the mud. I was only there for about 2 minutes when I heard a sound I had never heard before. Most people that knows me says that I don't have any fears at all, which is mostly true. But this sound terrified me. It was like a low growl. There was a stand of young pine trees about 8 to 10 ft tall, and this sound seemed to be coming from right past those trees. My first thought was that it was a bear, so I turned around and ran to my van which was about 100 ft away. I opened the door and jumped right in. Since nothing came from out of those trees, I got my camera and got back out. I could hear the growling sound just as I had heard it before. It seemed to be about the same distance away from me as it was when I was by those trees. Since I can take movies with sound with my camera, I started recording. I didn't have much memory left because I took a number of movies of race cars at Lowe's Motor Speedway the day before. I then ran out of memory. A car passed by and after the car had passed, I listened but the sound was gone and there was no way I was going to go look for it. I decided to leave. I downloaded the movie but my camera didn't pick up the noise.
Anybody have any idea what it could have been?