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Old 10-08-2010, 02:51 PM   #21
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Snakes scare the bejeebers out of me. Last week the landscapers were at our house trimming the shrubs. They blow the trimmings out of the beds and then gather them up. DW says "a snake just flew past the front doors". Of course I had to investigate. It was true. The workers said it blew into the fountain. Took them about 15 minutes to get it out amd take it out back to the golf course swamp area. It was a black snake which are good to have around unless you live with DW. I'm telling daughter about this and she says they have a dead Coral snake at their house. Next day I drive over to see it. Sure enough! "Red touch black, no hurt Jack, red touch yellow, kill a fellow". That's what it was. The other similar snake is a King snake and "harmless". I'm not into bedbugs.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
I didn't even think they bothered with antivenom for water moccasins. I thought they just gave heavy antibiotics to fight the bacteria from the bite.

I worked with a guy in Louisiana who was bitten by a water moccasin while digging in his potato patch, and the hospital decided not to give the antivenom. Poor guy hobbled around for weeks with a surgical boot on his right leg.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:39 PM   #23
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There I was at the Marriott, just about ready for a tall cool one...

And then this happens !

Of course, It could be worse. So Don't fall asleep at the pool ! Those snakes just go anywhere !

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:47 PM   #24
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:22 AM   #25
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The girl I went to the senior prom with had moved east from the California desert. Her summer job the year before was catching rattlers for the snake milkers.

Harley, we need a scorecard for the very odd professions of your ex girlfriends!
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Talking about how to handle snakes which visit your homes - when I was in Malaysia, there are lots of snakes and they do come into the homes sometimes. These are some of the DIY methods to kill or chase a snake out which my family members have tried before (NOTE, KIND OF DANGEROUS, SO PLEASE DON'T TRY AND IF YOU DO, THE RISK IS YOURS) - kill it by throwing a chair on it (make sure your aim is good), chase it out with a stick (not sure how it actually works), grab the phone, jump on a high table and call for help, then stay motionless (something I would do) and my all time favorite which is what my mother did - spray mosquito spray into it then run for your life.
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