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Re: I'm exhausted


I know we're not snake free here but I think I've only seen one gartersnake
here at my house in 20 yrs.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm exhausted


> I don't know anyplace that's snake-free except the Old Sod, Andrea, so
> doubt if running will help. We have the deadly coral snake here, but
> it's shy--I've only seen one--and water moccasins. Neither of them in
> abundance. We have lots of black snakes, king snakes, and rat snakes,
> but not as many as I would like--not enough to keep the squirrel and
> opossum populations down. We also have Burmese pythons that people have
> wearied of as pets and set free in the countryside. They are useful for
> keeping feral pig populations in check, but we need more of them.
>
>
> On Jul 12, 2005, at 6:50 PM, A A HODGES wrote:
>
> > Chris, you are correct. She cannot have antivenom ever again. So, Eva,
> > that
> > would be the only long-term effect on her system. My Vet tried just
> > one CC
> > on a dog that had antivenom before (in the case of another snake bite)
> > and
> > the poor dog went into convulsions immediately. SO, I've got to be
> > really
> > careful. I'll have to start doing snake patrols. Also, I'm thinking of
> > moving from Beaufort, even though I know there are poisonous snakes
> > everywhere. We in the hot humid areas just seem to have an over
> > abundance
> > of them.
> >
> > On the hair Chris, Sorry Pal, it's fixed. The alteration of adding
> > golden
> > blonde to the pink-red worked and now it's back to fiery copper, which
> > is
> > what I like. ;-)
> > A
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 7/12/2005 8:28:15 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm exhausted
> >>
> >>> Thanks Eva. She seems OK this morning although the swelling is still
> > there.
> >>> Here neck area is the worst. It's like the fluid is stuck there.
> >>> She's
> >>> breathing OK though and I just gave her more benadryl so I'm going to
> > go to
> >>> work. I think she should be OK. My Vet is convinced the antivenom
> >>> saved
> >>> her. I'm just glad she's OK.
> >>
> >> Andrea,
> >>
> >>    That's wonderful news!  Thank goodness it was a species of snake
> >> that
> >>    doesn't have particularly powerful venom.
> >>
> >>    Is there a limit on how often the antivenin can be administered?
> >> I've
> >>    heard stories about certain antivenins that can only be used once
> >> in
> >>    a patient's lifetime, but I'm guessing that isn't the case with
> >>    copperheads.
> >>
> >>    Anyhow, I'm glad to hear that things are looking better.  And good
> >> deal
> >>    on your hair, too!  I'm just waiting for you to send a pic to Donna
> >>    for us to laugh at.  ;)
> >>
> >> Chris
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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