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Snakes are scary

  1. Sep 11, 2005 #1

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    I was trying to get out of my backyard gate when I looked down and saw a snake. :surprised SNAKES ARE SCARY!!!! I had to get a stick and hit the ground near it to get it to go away. :cry: SNAKES ARE SCARY!!!!

    And to think I was walking around barefooted. :surprised

    Apparently the cats have been slacking off, it's their job to keep these things away from the house. Besides, they eat frogs and I love frogs.

    Stupid jaws of death eats everything, but she didn't even look at the snake. :devil:

    I need some skunks, they eat snakes don't they?
     
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    Where do you live?

    I see snakes and scorpions quite often :uhh:
     
  4. Sep 11, 2005 #3

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    I live in Kansas.

    And it was a big hairy snake with huge fangs, dripping venom. :cry:

    (ok it appeared to be a garter snake about 18 inches long)

    And did I mention it was HUGE??? :surprised
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2005 #4

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    My father is a biologist.
    He says, with all his scientific authority that snakes are EVIL.
    Take the case of the black mamba.

    If you run away from it, not at all trying to harm it or anything, do you know what it does?

    It starts wriggling after you, at a speed of 11km/h!!!

    Sheer malevolence.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2005 #5

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    If I saw a snake, im taking NO CHANCES. 12 gauge all the way. I dont care if its illegal to even bring my gun outside my house, that thing isn't getting near me.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2005 #6

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    That's the proper attitude.
    It desires to bite you, and then eat you.
    If it doesn't, chances are it has already eaten your neighbour and isn't hungry anymore.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2005 #7
    That's not a good idea. Eventually, they'll adapt to the new danger and start shooting back.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2005 #8

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    Archon says snakes can be killed with antibiotics.

    <throws a z-pak at the snake>
     
  10. Sep 11, 2005 #9
    Actually, you can kill anything with antibiotics. Just look at the warning labels on those things...
     
  11. Sep 11, 2005 #10

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    Evo; why not make a serpent eagle's nest close to where you live?
    Magnificent birds, really..
     
  12. Sep 11, 2005 #11

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    Yeah, then it will just spin a cocoon around you and keep you until it gets hungry again. :grumpy:
     
  13. Sep 11, 2005 #12

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    Damn you adaptation, damn you!!!!!
     
  14. Sep 11, 2005 #13
    I love snakes.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2005 #14

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    :surprised :surprised :surprised
     
  16. Sep 11, 2005 #15
    yep, even picked one up last year, when I found it in my garden. I thought it was a gopher snake so I kept trying to put it down a gopher hole but it kept refusing. Finally it got the idea, shot me look of disgust, and went down. I learned later that it was a California kingsnake. Stupid me, poor snake.

    But garter snakes are nice too.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2005 #16

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    A huge, hairy snake that spins cocoons, huh? :uhh:
    Evo, are you trying to pitch a story idea for the new 'Night Stalker' series?

    I love snakes too, Patty. I don't have one, though, because you can't teach them to fetch or play hockey like a cat.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2005 #17
    There was a big California King Snake in our garden a few years ago. We found it fighting one of our cats, but it escaped before I could catch it (but not before it bit me). Both the cat and the snake were fine (which is more than can be said about my finger).
     
  19. Sep 11, 2005 #18

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    And can fly. :devil: SNAKES ARE SCARY!!
     
  20. Sep 11, 2005 #19
    And shoots radioactive venom with its X-ray vision.

    Snakes are superhuman.
     
  21. Sep 11, 2005 #20
    My cats pin snakes in the corner of our pourch all the time. Good kitty... :biggrin:

    Snakes aren't that scary. Me and my friends killed a 6ft long rat snake back near my old creek in Tennessee. Hell, we went swimming in the same water where cotton mouths live.
     
  22. Sep 11, 2005 #21
    it is time for "snake smashing day"
     
  23. Sep 11, 2005 #22
    Here in San Diego we actually have dangerous snakes, and a person has to be careful. The average local pit viper is expert in hand to hand combat, can operate a large variety of weapons, including flame throwers, and some of them have learned to drive military tanks.
     
  24. Sep 11, 2005 #23

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    Yes, that's my snake!!!! :surprised It was wearing a headband and a dirty white undershirt. :bugeye:
     
  25. Sep 11, 2005 #24
    No wonder you were scared. The National Guard here is constantly fighting guerilla bands of these roguish, slithering, scaley, unregenerate trouble-makers in the rocky hills on the outskirts of the city. But they're fast, and frequently conduct blitz-escapes whenever they're cornered. It takes a mere 7 of them working in consort to operate a Harley. I have frequently almost been sideswiped by a hog-full of these sidewinders making a bold getaway on highway 8 out by Alpine.
     
  26. Sep 11, 2005 #25

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    Snakes, scorpions, and other reptiles aren't too scarce around here. Especially if you're hiking camelback Mountain. I found a gila lizard there once :approve:
     
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