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Post# 613498   7/30/2012 at 15:47 (1,757 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Regarding the earlier post about snakes, Everyone should look up Snake Handlers on Youtube, then you will see what real Southern nuts do!!!!

Post# 613637 , Reply# 1   7/31/2012 at 01:53 (1,756 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I prefer to leave the snakes and similar hazardous animals alone!They bite first and discuss the issue later!

Post# 613754 , Reply# 2   7/31/2012 at 14:22 (1,756 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

I find snakes attractive. Trouble is I don't know the dangerous ones from the safe ones. Don't want to wake up snuggling one in any case. Even the venomless ones can still bite, and they harbor salmonella.

So like with children, I like to see other peoples' but don't want one of my own.

Post# 613904 , Reply# 3   8/1/2012 at 01:25 (1,755 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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I have a horrible fear of snakes!

I remember once in NC, driving along a road and there was this huge rattle snake crossing the road very slowly. I wouldn't run over it because I was afraid that if I did it would some how end up in the car

Post# 613956 , Reply# 4   8/1/2012 at 10:39 (1,755 days old) by franksdad (Greenville, South Carolina)        
LOL! I hear ya Mark!

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My wife's aunt is the same way.   Once my wife and I were riding with her in her brand new 1992 Maxima when the next thing we were off the road and almost in the ditch!  She was avoiding a black snake in the road!  Her aunt firmly believes if you run over a snake the tire will roll the snake up and sling the snake up and into the car with you! 


BTW, does anyone remember the episode of The Rifleman where a rattlesnake crawled into the bed roll with Chuck Conners?  I was about 8 years old when I saw that episode in reruns.  It made a lifetime impression on me.  To this day anytime I go camping I leave my sleeping bag rolled up until time to get into it - and I shake it first!   I can't remember if Chuck Conners was Lucas McKane of if Lucas was his son't name.  Anyone remember?

Post# 614085 , Reply# 5   8/1/2012 at 20:51 (1,755 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

I am scared to death of snakes, oddly enough I could hold a tarantula in my hand and it wouldn't bother me, but I HATE ALL SNAKES!!

Post# 614143 , Reply# 6   8/2/2012 at 01:33 (1,754 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

Does her aunt believe if you run over water it will sling water into the car? Sometimes hard to imagine the basis of these imaginations. If you run over a snake with a car, the snake will wish you hadn't for about a quarter of a second and that's pritmuch the end of that.

Post# 614145 , Reply# 7   8/2/2012 at 02:17 (1,754 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

When I was working on my Commercial pilots license in north Louisiana my flight instructor told me to always look under the plane before starting to inspect it to make sure that there are no snakes coiled up under it. If you don't you may get bit in the leg while performing your walk around inspection of the aircraft. Only once did I see that and it was a small rattler between the two main gear. I made a bunch of noise and it went away.

HE also warned me to check the pitot tube (which is part of the airspeed system)
to make sure any "Dirt Daubers" didn't make a nest inside of it, which could render it useless. Being the fresh yankee from the north I asked him a "what?" could crawl up in there? I had never heard of dirt daubers before. He almost laughed his ass off at me. He didn't think that there was anyone alive that didn't know what a dirt dauber was. In my entire flying career of 37 years, I have yet to see a dirt dauber in a pitot tube. But if you don't check it out, that'll probably be the time you'll have one in there.

Post# 614148 , Reply# 8   8/2/2012 at 02:45 (1,754 days old) by DaveAmKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
DaveAMKrayoGuy's Snakey Memories:

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Only snake scare I've gotten was when I was a kid at at camp when some big black thing w/ a venom pouch invaded the water front right when we were there swimming & hundreds of screaming kids came running out of the lake while a counselor would try to get rid of it w/ a stick!

-- Dave

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