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Old 04-20-2016, 07:39 AM   #21
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Why are some saying KILL IT? If you don't like nature stay away from it.. SELL YOUR RV.. Where I camp in SoCal I see snakes, tarantellas and scorpions, the only time I killed one was when a scorpion "jumped" on me. Otherwise I have a live and let live policy.
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:59 AM   #22
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The snakes reminded me of a time, long ago, when I walked up on a pair of box turtles copulating in the woods. That precarious position those turtles were in would definitely not be found in the Kama Sutra.

I watched them too. Guess that makes me a voyeur.
A friend and I were at the Phoenix Zoo once a few years back when we heard a moaning sound coming from the Galapagos Tortoise exhibit. It turned out one was mating with another one. I've never seen it done so slowly!
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I guess my slinging lead comment offended some of y'all - sorry; how do you feel about smashing flies/gnats/skeeters, another one of my natural defensive/offenses?
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:59 AM   #24
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I refuse to watch these turtles.


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We had a house burn down in our neighborhood yesterday because the house owner had poisonous snakes inside. The Fireman would not go inside to fight it after finding out they were inside.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:27 AM   #26
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Crossed paths and took pic of this healthy fella here in Michigan a few summers ago..., once it made it to the grassy area it turned around and with it's puffed-up head (like a Cobra) started hissing, never seen the likes of this snake in Michigan before. National Forest Ranger told me it was an "Eastern Hognose" and they get over 3ft long.



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We had a house burn down in our neighborhood yesterday because the house owner had poisonous snakes inside. The Fireman would not go inside to fight it after finding out they were inside.
I would have thought the firefighters' turnout gear and boots would have easily blocked a snake bite.
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Not in this part of the country. No life was in danger. All got out without a snakebite.


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Who knew there was so much turtle nookie going on?!

Only snakes that don't get a pass at my house are rattlers. Can't afford to have them around with a toddler toddling about. If I see them in nature though, I just steer clear and let them be.
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Crossed paths and took pic of this healthy fella here in Michigan a few summers ago..., once it made it to the grassy area it turned around and with it's puffed-up head (like a Cobra) started hissing, never seen the likes of this snake in Michigan before. National Forest Ranger told me it was an "Eastern Hognose" and they get over 3ft long.



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Those are cool snakes. My grandpa called 'em "puff adders". They play dead too, if you bug them enough. Kinda like a possum.
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