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Old 02-22-2008, 01:44 PM   #21
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1st time we went to Texas was for a wedding. Well the wife was standing minding her own business. I seen the fire ant dance for the 1st time in my life. LOL she was standing on a damn fire ant mound. Lesson learned.. She was really busting some moves.
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It's difficult to imagine unwarranted phobias when we have these crawling around our home. We've lived in this place for around 30 months, and until a few days ago no one was ever bitten. That came to an end when I stepped on one and it bit my toe -- very painful for a few hours.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:52 AM   #23
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I'm not worried - there's no way a python could survive an upper midwest winter.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:14 AM   #24
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I'm not worried - there's no way a python could survive an upper midwest winter.
Well they certainly couldn't stay outside...but I'm sure your home is warm and cozy
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I have always been amazed at how many folks have a phobias about snakes and spiders. When I was a kid I got bitten by a spider and a had a heck of a time getting rid of the poison that was in my system. I came away with a healthy respect for them, but still not afraid. I handled snakes from a young age (boy scout stuff) and was familiar with the few poisonous snakes in Florida and just stayed away from them. Still had no problem with them.
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I have always been amazed at how many folks have a phobias about snakes and spiders. When I was a kid I got bitten by a spider and a had a heck of a time getting rid of the poison that was in my system. I came away with a healthy respect for them, but still not afraid. I handled snakes from a young age (boy scout stuff) and was familiar with the few poisonous snakes in Florida and just stayed away from them. Still had no problem with them.
They don't bother me either (though I don't want a spider on me); I used to have a large black one that lived under the washing machine (he ate crickets).

I wouldn't handle a snake I wasn't sure of, but garter snakes are cool.
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must be time for a hogzilla pic... (oh, and being a noob here, have to test how to insert an image)

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Is that a Burmese reticulated python in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
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