Chiggers: The Truth

Chiggers: The Truth

They attach themselves to a host then inject a digestive enzyme that ruptures cells and hardens the skin into a straw-like instrument that allows them to drink skin cell fluids. Sounds like an alien movie, doesn’t it? Nope. Just chiggers. I was reminded just how...
Song of the Soque

Song of the Soque

The Soque River is a narrow watershed that begins and ends in the mountains of northeast Georgia’s Habersham County. It is also a siren that sings to every fly fisherman who has ever had the fortune to hook one of her innumerable trout leviathans. It was my good...
Attacked by a Crocodile

Attacked by a Crocodile

“Africa’s a great place,” said our guide, sliding the safety back on his .375 H & H, “but don’t make any mistakes…” The rasping metallic whine of Christmas beetles saturated the hot, still air at midday of November 21st, 1976, the shrill sound blending with the...
Purple Rats

Purple Rats

I’m an honest writer. Actually, I’m really honest for a writer. Especially an outdoor writer. I admit to missed shots, state when something works and when something doesn’t, admit when I fail, and declare actual weights and measurements. If I write...

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