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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

What was meant was "Treat them all as poisonous. That way you won't get bitten."

Regards
David Simpson
"Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich."
- Someone on soc.sexuality.general
Not at all, I'm always "now" out with a pistol, I rarely shoot anything The reason for that is this http://ezknot.com/raccoon.html It's a funny story now, but it was not when it happened

Wow. Reminds me of the time we had a mangy-looking skunk in the neighborhood with a definite problem! It was out in broad daylight in my front yard chewing on the grass. Maypies were flying down pecking at it. The kids in the neighborhood (residential street in city limits) were about to get out of school. My neighbor called all "the authorities" and got no where. So he took matters into his own hands. Since he would be fined heavily for discharging a firearm, he dropped a big rock on its head.

No one could open their windows that evening, but our kids were safe.

Today the authorities wouldn't pull that off for long, as one of the local news stations now does a troubleshooting section called "What makes you mad?" Where local citizens can call and complain. This show has cleared and gotten the slow moving bureaucracy stepping up. ~ jan
Also ponding troll free at:
http://groups.google.com/group/The-Freshwater-Aquarium
Don Freeman proclaimed:

In other words, your risk of being injured or killed by a mountain lion is orders of magnitude smaller than it is of being mistaken for an aggressive snake and being offed by a trusty .22 handgun.
My feelings on the matter is from personal experience, not ... 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.

Never attribute that to folklore which is more obviously explained by abject total and willful ignorance.
Don Freeman proclaimed:
Don Freeman proclaimed: I think he misunderstood the snake's motivation. ... 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?

Wouldn't that be a BoFPJC anecdotes? (1)
(1) To skirt the BOA, Former President...
R H Draney proclaimed:
Oh, I've done my share of knawing at pieces of ... 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 ... harvestable by a handless creature by the simple procedure of grabbing the tail and swinging the head against a rock..

Umm, ok. Hawks and Road Runners are immune to rattle snake venom? Is this a mechanism similar to the immunity of mongooses ?mongeese? to cobra venom?
Hawks eat rattlers, have also seen geese eat them. Folklore is that pigs will keep rattlers away because allegedly the pig fat layers don't have enough blood flow to move enough venom around to be dangerous to the pig.
R H "sounds brutal, I suppose, but then I've watched people eating crab legs" Draney

. . . or seagulls eating de-legged clams.
Jared proclaimed:
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.

Depends on whether they already have enough sushi for the evening dinner crowd. (1)
(1) Ob TWiaVBP... Outback is a rather generic chain of steakhouses where at less the couple I've eaten at appear to be serving geriatric kangaroo disguised as steak. The Bloomin Onion isn't too bad.
"Bermuda999" (Email Removed) schrieb im Newsbeitrag
Hello, All: I am located in southern Virginia. This afternoon, ... real cases of swimmers who got bitten by these animals?

"If you're swimmin' in the creek and something bites you on the cheek, that's a moray."

If you jump in the pool
and a fish starts to drool,
that's a moray...
Vultures sing, dingalingaling,
oh - a moray
If you're swimming about
and a fish bites your snout,
it's a moray...
Cheers,
Michael "are earworms used as bait ?" Kuettner
How many people a year down there die to snakes, and crocks ?

Snakes? About one every few years in spite of the fact that we have the deadliest species on the planet ... play, where the croc can get at them. Crocs are extremely fast on land ... for a very short distance.

Don't forget the sharks...
I have no doubt there are many folks envious of you & your sharks... (re: H. Holt..)

A host is a host from coast to coast..(Email Removed) & no one will talk to a host that's close..(v).(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close)..pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead..20915-1433
Snakes? About one every few years in spite of the ... extremely fast on land ... for a very short distance.

Don't forget the sharks... I have no doubt there are many folks envious of you & your sharks... (re: H. Holt..)

No evidence has been found that a shark was responsible for the disappearance of Harold Holt. The waters where he was swimming are renowned for being unpredictable and it is quite possible that he was simply pulled under by a current, drowned and lodged under a rock.

Of course I believe that all our politicians should go swimming at that beach at least once during their political career. If only one percent disappeared it would improve the quality considerably.
Regards
David Simpson
"Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich."
- Someone on soc.sexuality.general
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