The day was sunny and beautifull as I finned my tube through the surface film at dry falls.Finning to a spot about 40yds from shore I angle myself slightly toward the open water to chironocast over the shelf-drop. though fairly focused on the task at hand I couldnt help but notice a snake wriggling toward shore from the open water about 300 yds away. Okay I thought, no big deal though I did keep a slightly wary eye on the critter. Man, I thought, from the direction that snake is swimming from, he's come a long, long way. He paused about 5-6 times in approx 8 minutes. I figured he had to be pretty uncomfortable in the 50-55 degree water. As the serpent closed to about 70 yards or so, he started to angle more toward me. At first it seemed slight. Then, when he was within about 50 yds of me I realized the damn thing was mistaking me for an Island!! I started to move a little and he was shadowing my movement. No way, he can't be serious I thought. Well, his cold blood was making him crazy or something and I was now kicking the tube for all I was worth as the snake was now 10yds off and coming straight for me. He figured it out...I got out of the way...but it was weird. He stopped about 10 yds from shore and I watched for quite a while. He seemed to be out of gas. He made it finally to shore and I'm sure was thankfull, as was I, that it was on a warm beach instead of a warm tube with a half crazed snake-0-phobe.