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Spoken like a foreigner...the first reaction of anyone who grew up in the Southwest to the above is "what a waste of free food!"...

Oh, I've done my share of knawing at pieces of bone and gristle, trying to find some trace of protein ... convince a friend to come and visit, so I can do the 'This is how we live out West' routine.

Roadrunners take one look at a fat rattler and their beaks begin watering...evolution has seen fit to make them immune to the venom, and to make the snakes harvestable by a handless creature by the simple procedure of grabbing the tail and swinging the head against a rock..

R H "sounds brutal, I suppose, but then I've watched people eating crab legs" Draney
Don't try that in Australia. All snakes are protected here.

I wonder how much good that does to the average Brown Snake that wanders into an Outback kitchen.
, Rodney Long (Email Removed) graced the world with this thought:
Every snake in the world is not worth the life of one of my grand children.

Then you may want to try keeping your grand children out of places snakes live, and educate them so they're capable of knowing how to avoid them. Millions of people go without being bitten ever minute of every day. If they're too stupid to figure this out, maybe they need to be removed from the gene pool. By your own activities and attitudes, it sounds like this should probably have been considered in your own case.
The most dangerous animal in the world, a redneck with a firearm.

To email me please remove yomama ;-(
Don't try that in Australia. All snakes are protected here.

I wonder how much good that does to the average Brown Snake that wanders into an Outback kitchen.

Outbacks are in the China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Guam Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, USA, Bahamas, and Dominican Republic which are not under Australian law.There are two in Australia also but they don't have a "Brown Snake" but do have the Brown Tree Snake and the Slate-Brown Snake in addition to those two snakes they have the Children's Python, spotted Python, Pygmy Python, Stimson's Python, Black-headed Python, Woma, D'alberti's Python, Water Python, Western Olive Python, Olive Python, Australian Scrub Python, Centralian Carpet Python, Rough-scaled Python, Oenpelli Rock Python, Jungle Carpet python, Southwestern Carpet Python, Coastal Carpet Python, Inland Carpet Python, Diamond Python, Northwestern Carpet Python, Green Tree Python, Brown Tree Snake, Bockadam, Northern Tree Snake, Common Tree Snake, Macleay's Water Snake, White-Bellied Mangrove Snake, Wolf Snake, Richardson's Mangrove Snake, Slate-Grey Snake, Slate-BrownSnake, Keelback or Freshwater Snake, Children's Python, spotted Python, Pygmy Python, Stimson's Python, Black-headed Python, Woma, D'alberti's Python, Water Python, Western Olive Python, Olive Python, Australian Scrub Python, Centralian Carpet Python, Rough-scaled Python, Oenpelli Rock Python, Jungle Carpet python, Southwestern Carpet Python, Coastal Carpet Python, Inland Carpet Python, Diamond Python, Northwestern Carpet Python, Green Tree Python, Brown Tree Snake, Bockadam, Northern Tree Snake, Common Tree Snake, Macleay's Water Snake, White-Bellied Mangrove Snake, Wolf Snake, Richardson's Mangrove Snake, Slate-Grey Snake, Slate-BrownSnake, Keelback or Freshwater Snake, Common Death Adder, Northern Death Adder, Desert Death Adder, Pigmy Copperhead, Highlands Copperhead, Lowlands copperhead, Northern Dwarf Crowned Snake, White-Crowned Snake, Dwarf Crowned Snake, Golden Crowned Snake, Lesser Black Whip Snake, Black-Necked Whipsnake, Olive Whip Snake, Greater Black (Papuan)Whip Snake, Yellow-Faced Whipsnake, Desert Whipsnake, Grey Whip Snake, Collared Whip Snake, De Vis Banded Snake, Ornamental Snake, Crowned Snake, White-Lipped Snake, Masters' Snake, Mustard Bellied Snake, Lake Cronin Snake, Bardick, Little Brown Snake, Red-naped Snake, Orange-naped Snake, Yellow-naped Snake, Dunmall's Snake, Brown-headed Snake, Grey Snake, Black-bellied Swamp or Marsh Snake, Pale-headed Snake, Broad-headed Snake, Stephens' Banded Snake, Krefft's Black Tiger Snake, Tasmanian Tiger Snake, Peninsula Black Tiger Snake, Chappel Island Tiger Snake, Western Tiger Snake, Eastern or Mainland Tiger Snake, Inland Taipan, Taipan, False King Brown Snake, King Brown or Mulga Snake, Butler's Snake, Collett's Snake, Blue-bellied or Spotted Black Snake, Red-bellied Black Snake, Dugite, Speckled Brown Snake, Peninsula Brown Snake, Ingram's Brown Snake, Ringed Brown Snake, Western Brown Snake or Gwarder, Common or Eastern Brown Snake, Muller's Snake, Carpentaria Whip Snake, Eastern Small-eyed Snake, Black-striped Snake, Nullarbor Hooded Snake, Northern (Western) Small-eyed Snake, Northern Desert Banded Snake, North-western Shovel-nosed Snake, Australian Coral Snake, Desert Banded Snake, Western Black-naped Snake, Western Black-striped Snake, Narrow-banded Burrowing Snake, Unbanded Shovel-nosed Snake, Coastal Burrowing Snake, Dampierland Burrowing Snake, Half-girdled Snake, Northern Shovel Nosed Snake, Half-girdled Snake, Robust Burrowing Snake, Cape York Shovel-nosed Snake, Rosen's Snake, Little Whip Snake, Black-headed Snake, Hooded Snake, Mallee Black-backed Snake, Ord Curl Snake, Little Spotted Snake, Spectacled Hooded Snake, Dwyer's Snake, Myall or Curl Snake, Rough-scaled Snake, Bandy Bandy, Northern Bandy Bandy, Small-headed Blind Snake, Southern Blind Snake, Blind Snake, Prong-snouted Blind Snake, Flowerpot Blind Snake, Faint-striped Blind Snake, Centralian Blind Snake, Blind Snake, Northern Blind Snake, Interior Blind Snake, Christmas Island Blind Snake, Long-beaked Blind Snake, Top End Blind Snake, Pale-headed Blind Snake, Kimberly Deep-soil Blind Snake, Kimberley Shallow-soil Blind Snake, Murchison Blind Snake, Cape York Blind Snake, Robust Blind Snake, Buff-snouted Blind Snake, Small-eyed Blind Snake, Groote Dwarf Blind Snake, Blackish Blind Snake, Rotund Blind Snake, North-eastern Blind Snake, Proximus Blind Snake, Blind Snake, Darwin Blind Snake, Sandamara Blind Snake, Claw-snouted Blind Snake, Beaked Blind Snake, Brown-snouted Blind Snake, Yampi Blind Snake, Yirrkala Blind Snake, Horned Sea Snake, Short-nosed Sea Snake , Reef Shallows or Dubois's Sea Snake, Stagger-banded or Spine-tailed Sea Snake, Leaf-scaled Sea Snake, Dusky Sea Snake, Golden or Olive Sea Snake, Brown-lined Sea Snake, Stokes's Sea Snake, Spectacled Sea Snake, Olive-headed Sea Snake, Turtle-headed Sea Snake, Beaked Sea Snake, North-western Mangrove Sea Snake, Black-ringed Mangrove Sea Snake, Black-headed Sea Snake, Sea Snake, Dwarf Sea Snake, Slender-necked Sea Snake, Fine-spined Sea Snake, Elegant Sea Snake, Geometrical Sea Snake, Slender Sea Snake, Plain Sea Snake, Small-headed Sea Snake, Sea Snake, Black-banded Robust Sea Snake, Sea Snake, Large-headed Sea Snake, Sea Snake, Spine-bellied Sea Snake, Norther Mangrove Sea Snake, Yellow-bellied Sea Snake, Wide-faced Sea Krait, Large Scaled Sea Krait, Arafura File Snake, and Little File Snake which are all endemic.

They also have others in captivity.

When walking in a forest in Australia and being careful not to step on a snake, it is unnerving to look up and see a snake hanging from a tree over your head. When I was describing a snake a saw climbing a tree and asking if it was poisonous, they told me "they all are poisonous."

I don't see why one would want to shoot one of these snakes. That might make its friends a little mad. Nothing is worse than a mad snake.

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Doing a search on "aggressive" and "cottonmouth" I find a ... support the position that its aggressive nature is not deserved.

Man that sounds like the shark huggers (naturalist) who claim bull sharks are not aggressive, they mistake humans for fish. ... around them, and guess what? one of them got nailed! on camera, yet they still claimed they are not aggressive

Well duh, and if you walk into a pit of even the most timid snakes you are bound to annoy at least one of them.
California banned cougar hunting a few years back, and now people are dying, while they are jogging in their neighborhoods

Oh yeah, they're killing us left and right out here, can't walk to the corner market without being attacked. That's why there are so many humvees and other forms of SUVs in my neighborhood: to protects us from all the unwarranted feline attention.
For a little perspective:
http://california.sierraclub.org/mountain-lion/safety.html

"Your risk of being injured or killed by a mountain lion is infinitesimal. There have been only 13 fatal mountain lion attacks in all of North America in the last 100 years. Eleven of the fatal attacks occurred in western states and provinces where trophy hunting of lions is allowed. According to the Department of Fish and Game's own records, in the last 20 years more than 85 people have died and 700 people have been injured in hunting accidents in California. For every person killed by a mountain lion in the last century, 300 people have been killed by bees,. 750 people have died when their cars collided with deer, 1200 people have been killed by lightning, and more than 1100 people were killed in hunting-related accidents. Hunting presents a much greater threat to public safety than mountain lions."
My feelings on the matter is from personal experience, not based on what I have read somewhere, and I would bet Joe Blow's Blog site is based on the same thing, his personal experiences

More likely to have been based on apocryphal/anecdotal incidences. Which, ironically enough, turns this thread on-topic for this group.

-Don "whose signature link is even more appropriate" Freeman http://cosmoslair.com/BadDay.html ?
(Eating the elephant outside the box, one paradigm at a time)
Don Freeman proclaimed:

Yet you state that the snake was on the bank, ... the water, and in a boat. Now THAT sounds non-provoked.

I think he misunderstood the snake's motivation. The snake was really trying to protect him from the Killer Rabbit that was trying to crawl into the boat from the other side.

OK Lon. Do I need to remind you that there is a BoMP in place here?

-Don
Ever had one of those days where you just felt like: http://cosmoslair.com/BadDay.html ?
(Eating the elephant outside the box, one paradigm at a time)
When I was describing a snake a saw climbing a tree and asking if it was poisonous, they told me "they all are poisonous."

"Which ones aren't poisonous?" "... A few of the sheep."

Dave

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I think he misunderstood the snake's motivation. The snake was ... trying to crawl into the boat from the other side.

OK Lon. Do I need to remind you that there is a BoMP in place here?

Jimmy Carter was an MP?

Bad command or file name. Bad! Go lay down.
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