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Re: copperhead

  • Subject: Re: copperhead
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 08:24:25 +0200

This is quite a shock to realise how dangerous your life can be on the othe rside of the ocean!
We don't have this kind of threat hanging over us here in Holland.
Makes me shiver just to think of it!
Please, be careful,!
Can't dogs be trained to see them first?
It could be a safe option then...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:23 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] copperhead

This is the 2nd one this weekend. I'm not pleased about it. Facing post
bloom cleanup is going to take some fortitude. Reaching down into a clump
to remove spent stalks, the debris from the wind and dead/dying leaves is
going to make me edgy - and that's certainly where he's been resting. This
little fellow is about the size of the one that caused me to spend the only
night in a hospital as a patient that I've ever spent. I was lucky - all my
fingers are still whole and attached. I'd rather not go through it again.
I'm a bit fond of my fingers and losing one might put a crimp in the
daubing. It's tedious enough as it is. So for all you gardeners that may
be subject to having them, be alert! Easier said than done, I know. They
are nearly impossible to see much of the time.

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA

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