June 15, 1805
Today my men came across a very vicious animal, the Prairie Rattlesnake. As I was checking up on the men I saw that all of them were standing in a circle and one guy was in the middle. As I approached them I realized that the man in the middle was taughnting the rattle snake and the other men were cheering him on. After all the men noticed me standing there they quickly stopped and got back to work. My men were lucky that the rattle snake didn't bite them. The rattlesnake was green with yellow and brownish blotches. The unique thin about this animal was it's rattling tail. I assume thats why the call it the rattle snake.