As told to our Facebook fan Sharon D. by her friend in Montana:
This has to be the weirdest thing that ever floated by me on the Snake River. A Falcon and a snake were stuck together in death lock, each wanting to kill the other first. My guess is that the Falcon snatched up the tasty snake, and it somehow got its tail around the falcon’s neck, strangling it in midair causing both of them to crash into the river.
They are both alive and well, considering. I think a few more minutes and the snake would have won. Its tail was tied in a knot around the Falcon’s neck, getting tighter by the second. I got the snake untied and they both made it.
Neither of them bit me or scratched me; the snake didn’t want to stop biting the falcon’s leg, and only let go after I untangled them. I got the water out of the falcon’s lungs with birdie inversion technique, and stayed with him until he was almost dried off in the sun, and flying a little. This is the weirdest thing I have ever pulled out of the water!