For me, it is flesh eating bacteria.
I seen all the news stories about Aimee Copeland, and all that changed me a long time ago.
I used to love going to the lake tubing and swimming, but I am still afraid of that.
I thought for a while it was just a fresh water problem, and the ocean would still be safe, but no, not long after the Copeland stories on the news, salt water cases started popping up.
I remember one news story about a guy that had just got a tattoo and went in the ocean, and the flesh eating bacteria got him pretty fast.
35 years ago, when I was graduating high school, I had just cut my foot with a chainsaw, and I was still limping when I made it to the ocean to celebrate.
Man that salt water healed the wound right up, and for decades I would go to the beach anytime I was hurt, and my wounds would heal so fast it was amazing.
Now I would be afraid to get in the water if I had any kind of cut at all.
I guess everything is just polluted now or something?
Anyway, by starting this topic I hope to learn some stuff, but if you want to goof off and say the tax man or whatever scares you the most that is fine also.
And I plan to start going to the lake again, I am tired of the boat not getting used while I really want to be out doing lake stuff.
I have not heard any flesh eating bacteria stories in the news lately, and I am not sure if it is safe now, or if the news has just stopped reporting those stories.
Sharks scare me also, but where I go there has been only one attack in the last 100 years, and it was because someone was fishing while standing in the water with bait in their pocket.
At least I could see a shark, even if it was too late to avoid a bite.