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There is a king snake living in my yard

Is it just me, or do snakes give you the creeps?

     
1:37 am on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a king snake in my yard the size you would more likely see in a zoo or on a TV show than in someone's yard. It gives me the creeps.

What is it about snakes that makes them so scary?

3:46 pm on June 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>>I cant read about a king snake without hearing Jim Morrison in my head.

I hear Howling Wolf. :)

4:08 pm on June 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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When I was a kid the common reaction if you saw a snake (any kind) you would
grab a hoe and chop it up!
I guess we were uneducated,un-enlighten savages. On the other hand I never knew
of any one getting bitten much less killed. KF
4:15 pm on June 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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...the common reaction if you saw a snake (any kind) you would grab a hoe...

So many hilarious replies prevented by the TOS... sigh!

4:55 pm on June 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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though I would be cautious with one of any type, not knowing much about them

I called the local animal museum and described the snake. The woman said it really couldn't be anything other than a king snake based on its markings, so it wasn't poisonous.

However, it struck a white plastic bag that was in the bushes while my son was trying to take a picture of it. The snake must have thought the bag was a mouse or rabbit. My son brought the plastic bag inside after the snake let it go and part of the plastic was melted in a U shape like the shape of a snake's mouth. So it may not be poisonous but it certainly has teeth or fangs of some sort and some kind of substance in its mouth that is strong enough to melt a plastic bag. I suspect it could do some serious damage to human flesh if we accidentally scared it or stepped on it, which I almost did the other day when I went to step out on to the patio and it was slithering by in front of the patio door. I'm not used to having check for snakes first before stepping out onto the patio.

[edited by: Jane_Doe at 5:01 pm (utc) on June 28, 2007]

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>>>>>I hear Howling Wolf. :)

Jim pushed Howling Wolf out of my head, with the help of Krieger's winding, trippy guitar. Or is that the live version I am thinking of ... hmmm. Put that on the playlist for the weekend.

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C'mon over Jane, no snakes in Ireland.
Thank you St Patrick :)
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Anyone remember the episode of the Simpsons (US) where they had "Whacking Day" in Springfield?
8:18 pm on June 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Chorus:
O whacking day, o whacking day,
Our hallowed snake-skull cracking day.

Soprano:
We'll break their backs,
Gouge out their eyes,
Their evil hearts,
We'll pulverise.

Chorus:
O whacking day, o whacking day,
May God bestow His grace on thee.

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LOL - I guess so.

This thread kind of reminds me of that. You've got the Lisa Simpsons saying, "save the snake" - the Home Simpsons saying, "Whack Em'" and the Jane_Does who just want them out of their yard.

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