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Backus battles back from snake bite

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The guys reached their spot, a creek that crosses U.S. 80 a couple of miles east of Choudrant. They quickly hit the water and began to cool off.

“Off to our left there was a beaver dammed area where the water was pretty shallow,” Backus said. “First we raced, then we started wrestling.”

Backus said he caught a tadpole in the shallow water and began walking along the water’s edge.

“I felt a sharp pain on my toe,” Backus said. “I gave my friend Aubrey (Hogan) the tadpole, sat down, looked at my foot and saw a couple of little pin holes.”

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