RE: NANFA-- Tallulah trip pictorial (no card required)

Roselawn Museum (
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 15:38:17 -0400

Hi Nick

Geez, I'd like to visit the training facility for that team! Yes, the blade
bearer would be me (perfectly legal in GA as long as it's in full view).
After an eye-to-eye encounter with a copperhead (snake, not law officer) on
a high bank near Augusta once, I made it a practice to keep it slung over
my shoulder in heavy snake (or gator) country. I did generate a few
concerned stares when I forgot to take it off before a group of us wandered
into a McDonald's over in SC last January. The local gendarmes didn't even
give it a second glance during the Chattooga interrogation. Remember, we
were in "Deliverance" country. (-: I guess it's probably some kind of
security blanket leftover from my time in 'Nam. Lower in the state (like
the Altamaha system), wild hogs are a concern. For them, I may opt for a

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 03:19 PM 7/24/02 -0400, you wrote:
>I was thinking about coming down later in the season to collect with our
>"U.S. Olympic Fish Collecting Team" until I looked at one of the pictures
>in your latest pictorial. In the one picture with all you folks
>"worshiping" your catch, someone is carrying a machette! Did the law
>officer really let you go or did an "accident" happen?
>Nick Zarlinga
>Aquarium Biologist
>Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
>216-661-6500 ex 4485
>"Fish worship... is it wrong??" (Ray Troll)
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