Re: NANFA-- austin

Dave Neely (
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 09:51:04 CST

>i have visited austin several times and it offers several snorkle sites. in
>the center of the city is a awesome spring... cant remember the name. i

Barton Springs? Home of the fabled (and recently described) Barton Springs
salamander... it's been turned into a municipal swimming hole, which is kind
of neat in that you can snorkle in crystal clear water amidst huge flathead
catfish, bigscale logperch, texas logperch, guadalupe bass, dusky darters,

The ASIH meetings were held in Austin in 1993, and it was here that I
disregarded the warnings of several eminent herpetologists who stood on the
bank and told me "those softshells bite awful hard..." as I snorkled after
one. The resulting spectacle was much to my embarassment and dismay-lesson
learned. Softshell necks are a lot longer than I'd ever imagined...

oh, mongoose, does your 'puter have a spell check function? You'd get a lot
more replies, and in a much timlier fashion...


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