Snake orgy

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    Jul 02, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    For all the snake-phobics over here icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif

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    Jul 02, 2014 1:37 AM GMT

    I had a bad snake phobia when I was a little boy. We used to go picking blackberries and the snakes seemed to love hiding in the blackberry bushes. We had these snakes called Black Racers. They could out run (or out slither) a person so when you saw one, you had to run for your life! My phobia got so bad, I wouldn't even walk over a garden hose, even though I knew it was just a hose. icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 02, 2014 1:41 AM GMT
    I LOVEEEEEEE SNAKES!!!!!!icon_biggrin.gif

    Had a pet Python briefly while i was a kid. I think there very fascinating... they way they move, look, feel, shed skin, and hunt. Wish i had a pet snake now...
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    Jul 02, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    I had a bad snake phobia when I was a little boy. We used to go picking blackberries and the snakes seemed to love hiding in the blackberry bushes. We had these snakes called Black Racers. They could out run (or out slither) a person so when you saw one, you had to run for your life! My phobia got so bad, I wouldn't even walk over a garden hose, even though I knew it was just a hose. icon_redface.gif

    ^ I feel bad for that snake. It's clear she was scared and tried to run away from the guy recording her, and then attacked to defend herself.

    We have some snakes here too. The common ones are not poisonous but these 2 little bitches could kill you, Ive had 2 encounters with yaras myself:

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    Jul 02, 2014 1:57 AM GMT
    I think snakes are fascinating.
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    Jul 02, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    I wish I didn't find them terrifying but I do. Why something without legs (meaning, I don't have the same total aversion to lizards, for example) freaks me out so much I just don't know.

    Did I ever tell you about the time I found one in the rafters of my artist's loft? Thank god there was someone with me at the time who doesn't share my phobia. The thought that if I'd come across this creature when I was alone, especially at night, I might very well have had a cardiac arrest. The guy I was with was cautious but managed to swipe at it with his jacket until he got it into a box. After that it was transferred to a dry aquarium. (I just happened to have one from back in the day when I grew shrooms.) It was a white snake but not an albino so I have no idea what it was, good size though. I put a sign out in the lobby of the building:

    Anyone missing a SNAKE!?


    Sho nuff, not long after, there was a nock at my door and when opened there stood a pert young woman -- one of my building neighbors from the third floor -- all smiles and wide eyes: "You found PRINCESS?!!"

    She was SO excited to be reunited with her lost pet, which, she enthused had disappeared several days ago. Still feeling less than thrilled about the whole thing, I suggested that *next time* PRINCESS or any other of their menagerie should go missing, she put a note to give the rest of us a head's up. She was fine with that and apologized and I could see the humor in it all. After all I *hadn't* died of a heart attack.
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    Jul 02, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    That first video is very Indiana Jones but that 2nd one is unfortunate. People shouldn't harass animals not even for youtube.

    I've only had two encounters that I know of with poisonous snakes, though I spent a lot of time in mountain lakes so probably there were some moccasins there. As a little kid I was thrown off a horse spooked by a rattler. And then wound up sitting next to a pigmy rattler one time when I was in my late teens or early 20s. I just moved aside and gave him some room. You don't argue with a rattler.

    So the poisonous ones aren't my favorites but I'm cool with them if they don't bother me. I've had lots of close encounters with the nonpoisonous variety including being "in charge" of the snake hut at summer camp. So far this year I've had a few encounters in the garden with a wonderful indigo who I let crawl on me. I wanted to pick him up but the are rare and so you're not supposed to bother them.

    And just last week I think it was there was a racer in the garden. He posed for a picture. The indigo, who eats poisonous snakes, is friendly enough to be domesticated. The racer, not so much, but if you're calm about them they don't just strike. He stuck his tongue out at me. Rude but not threatening.

    Here's baby indigo who I let crawl on me
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    Here's the racer posing for his portrait
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    And here's red shouldered hawk, who eats racers for brunch

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    Jul 02, 2014 3:27 AM GMT
    ^ Very cool!
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    Jul 02, 2014 3:46 AM GMT
    Ya, that's a teenaged indigo. They can get pretty big. I don't know if he's the same as a baby indigo I used to see in the garden but it might be. They have a huge range, in part accounting for their rarity, territory loss.

    You can tell the racer from the indigo because of his white chinny chin chin. So I got right down on the ground for some pics but kept a few feet between us. Not out of fear but just so as not to bother him.

    The hawks are real cool. That's a baby. Beautiful but deadly.
  • KepaArg

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    Jul 02, 2014 12:27 PM GMT
    I find snakes interesting, but have no plans to get to know any here in Australia. I'm good, lol!!