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Re: today/snakes

  • Subject: Re: today/snakes
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 10:27:06 -0500

Great story!  I am totally cracking up.

On 7/11/09, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
>
> WhenI was in High-School, more than half a century ago, my best friend
> and I spent a morning making a great show of passing something back
> and forth and hiding it from another girl whom we both disliked.  Of
> course she was intrigued, and demanded to know what we had - threatened
> to tell the teacher if we didn't show it to her.  We made her promise to
> keep our secret - made her hold out her hand, and placed the small
> snake in it.  Her screams were earsplitting, and she had to be taken to
> the nurse's room for calming.  The principal scolded us, but she was so
> amused that she couldn't keep her face straight, and couldn't really
> bring herself to punish us as we deserved.
> Auralie
>
>
> In a message dated 7/10/2009 9:51:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> macycat3@sbcglobal.net writes:
>
> We used to carry around the baby garter snakes when i was a kid.  My
> older sister got bit once, startled her, but she said if felt like a
> mosquito bite.  We used to bring them to my mom just to freak her out.
> Mom was never distressed by much of anything (she spent time on her
> grandma's farm in Florida in the mid to late 40's), but she hated
> snakes, and was convinced that any mouse in the house had the singular
> plan to crawl up her pants leg or up the sheets to get into her bed.
> Kind of funny coming from the woman who accidently cut off several toes
> with the lawn mower, calmly hobbled inside (with the decapitated toes in
> her hand) and called both the ambulance and a friend to come take care
> of us kids.  P.S.  They did manage to reattach the toes.
>
> Theresa
>
> andreah wrote:
> > Jim, what do you mean you've never felt a snake? AT ALL???? You of all
> > people? They're VERY COOL. I've always loved to hold them. And I love all
> of
> > these stories you guys. I can sympathize with the shrieks, although I
> pride
> > myself on never "screaming like a girl" I have a couple of times and was
> > terribly embarrassed for myself. LOL! Snakes don't bother me in the
> least,
> > but we have these big shiny skinks here that make me shiver when I see
> them.
> > Just oogly looking. Those, I won't touch!
> > A
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> > Of Jesse Bell
> > Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 10:41 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] today
> >
> > Wow, the stories this group has to share...amazing stuff.  Not sure
> > HOW I would react to a snake falling on me from above...problee have a
> > heart attack and keel over - dead.  I like 'em just fine too...away
> > from my personal self.  Ughhh.
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:13 PM, Donna<gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> >> My DH seen a snake in our backyard and didn't go back out there for a
> >> year......not sure if he got over it, but this week he was back out
> there
> >>
> > and
> >
> >> decided to drain the pond and clean it.  I about died when I came home
> to
> >> this.  Somehow I know this will end up to be my project and I really
> don't
> >> have the time.....
> >>
> >> Jim, I find it hard to believe with all the gardening you did in Florida
> >>
> > that
> >
> >> you never touched a snake..... and equally impressed that you did touch
> a
> >> gater.....now those are scary.
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> --- On Thu, 7/9/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I've never felt a snake. But one of the softest things I ever felt was
> the
> >> belly of an alligator... not hard, not scaly, just soft, like the down
> on
> >>
> > a
> >
> >> baby duck.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Jul 9, 2009, at 5:19 PM, Daryl wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> I've shrieked a couple of times - once when I almost put my hand on a
> >>>
> > snake
> >
> >> when I went to turn on the faucet, another time when I stepped on a rat
> in
> >>
> > the
> >
> >> utility room.  It doesn't help - just leaves your throat raw. ;-)
> >>
> >>> Truly, having the snake fall on me was such a novel experience I didn't
> >>>
> > have
> >
> >> time to react, and when I saw him slide off of my fingertips, I was more
> >>
> > in
> >
> >> awe of his movement than frightened.
> >>
> >>> d
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
> >>>
> >> CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> >>
> >>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 7:26 PM
> >>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] today
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> OMG and you're still among us! I'd still have my hair standing on end
> >>>> from that. In fact my vocal cords would probably not ever have
> >>>> recovered. I bet they'd have heard me shriek in Australia.
> >>>> I like snakes just fine...on the ground clearly visible, or under a
> rock
> >>>> where I'm not likely to run across them unexpectedly.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cyndi
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >>>> Behalf Of Daryl
> >>>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:27 PM
> >>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] today
> >>>>
> >>>> Yes, that one was pretty slim, and only about 5' long. We've had
> fatter
> >>>> ones
> >>>> in the chicken coop, but I've never had them take eggs, or at least
> not
> >>>> that
> >>>> I noticed. There's often some variation among various days eggs -
> >>>> sometimes
> >>>> 10 sometimes 15. They really work at keeping the mice down, though.
> >>>>
> >>>> Have you ever had one fall on you from the rafters? I did one day. I
> was
> >>>>
> >>>> surprised by how warm it was as it fell on my head, then slid to my
> >>>> shoulder
> >>>> and down my arm before moving away.
> >>>>
> >>>> d
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
> >>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 5:38 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] today
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> THAT'S what my snake looks like..only bigger (and fatter now that he
> >>>>> ate 3 of my eggs).
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Daryl<dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> We had this lovely specimen in our kitchen a couple of years ago. I
> >>>>>>
> >>>> was
> >>>>
> >>>>>> able
> >>>>>> to get him out of the house safely, before the cats hurt him.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>
> http://picasaweb.google.com/Daryl.photos/SnakesAlive?authkey=Gv1sRgCLyHp
> >>>> sqskdT2Rg&feat=directlink
> >>>>
> >>>>>> d
> >>>>>>
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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