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  •  You know, Forester... (5+ / 0-)

    Ya gotta be a little careful!  Some pretty dangerous snakes in your area.  I used to live out west, and it was simple - if it was a rattlesnake, leave it be.  Pretty much every other snake (well, except corals in S. Arizona) you could pick up and get to know.  Maybe they would exude something nasty or even bite, but the risks were minimal.

    Now, living in the east, it's not so easy.  Copperheads, cottonmouths, etc... there's some snakes that don't rattle but can give you a big sad.  That rat snake's harmless, but I'm not so familiar with cottonmouths and a big, dark snake doing a threat display would probably cause me to back off in a hurry!

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Sun May 05, 2013 at 05:12:26 PM PDT

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