I would and have!
But I don’t like them. I went to help out a friend, I had to handle her cats with gloves and I couldn’t pet any other cats at all. People were very paranoid about spreading an illness.
Never had a purebred cat, mine have always been mongrels. Though I could be talked into a bengal or an ocelot cat.
Boxturtle (But not at the current asking prices. Even free kittens are too expensive)
Poor kitties! If a judge were to handle one of my cats like that, he’d be Cole slaw in seconds.
Boxturtle (Those cats are docile!)
That’s what we did as Boy Scouts, sing as loudly as we could. It must have worked, we never had an encounter with a bear.
Boxturtle (100 bottles of beer on the wall, 100 bottles of BEEEEEEERRRRR…)
As my Grandfather said “The good thing about snake handlers is that they won’t be around very long. The bad thing is that they encourage other snake handlers”
Boxturtle (And if you die from snakebite, I don’t think your organs can be transplanted)
Or curl up in a ball and hope you survive the beating. You can’t outrun, out swim, or out climb a grizzly.
Boxturtle (And you can’t fly)
Boxturtle (A grabbed the Mamba as my example because it was the first one I thought of)
I have eaten rattlesnake before. Specifically, sweet n sour rattlesnake. I’d order it again.
Boxturtle (And they make cool belts and boots)
Don’t bet on that, there are snakes both venomous and non that violate that rule. The black mamba, for example.
Boxturtle (If I could only stay away from one snake, that would be the snake I stay away from)
will attack at the least provocation.
They are actually more aggressive than that. There are Timber Rattlers out there that haven’t even hatched yet that hate YOU on a deep and personal level.
Boxturtle (Don’t take it personally. The snakes feel the same way about me, too)
You can tell from a same distance IF you know what you’re looking for. I was always amazed at how ignorant the kids and parents in my area were about snake species. I knew them all, and couldn’t imagine someone who couldn’t tell a Queen Snake from a cottonmouth or a garter snake.
Boxturtle (I had to pass 5 snake flashcards every time before being allowed to play at the creek)
There will be more layoffs now, despite the desperation of all the operators to re-open. Losing Panel #3, #6 & #7 with the other panels looking shaky does not bode well.
The operator is VERY lucky that the local government wants those jobs, as with the release of the contents of the barrels it is obvious that the operators played fast and loose with the rules.
Boxturtle (They should give up on the jobs. They’ll get more money from suing)
Red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow.
Boxturtle (Scarlet kingsnakes make great pets, coral snakes not so much)
Sounds like a blue racer. They’re cool snakes, very pretty and fast. But they are grumpy and will bite given the chance.
They are sudden death to any rodent. They get big enough to eat small rabbits.
Boxturtle (I caught one when I was a kid by getting bit and the snake refusing to let go)
I’m waiting for the bar association to complain about “Better Call Saul“.
Boxturtle (I’m gonna give that show a chance regardless of if the ABA likes it)
Pygmy rattlers are concentrated in a few areas, as opposed to being widespread. In our area, the Huffman Dam reserve is the hotspot.
There are supposed to be cottonmouths in Ohio as well, but I’ve never encountered anyone capable of telling a cottonmouth from a watersnake who claims to have seen a cottonmouth while sober.
Boxturtle (the same statement applies to timber rattlesnakes)
An attorney is a person whose job consists primarily of protecting his client from other members of his profession.
Boxturtle (if there is only one lawyer in an area, he stares. Gotta have someone to fight with)
I’d rather have a reptile in my yard than small rodents in my basement. Even a venomous reptile.
Boxturtle (I’ve seen pygmy rattlers in my yard, SUPPOSEDLY we have copperheads here too)
Zheleznogorsk, also known as Krasnoyarsk-26, is what they usually are referring to.
However, there has to be another site. The amount of waste acknowledged at that site is not enough to account the Soviet Unions much more numerous Nukes.
Boxturtle (they had 5x the warheads we did and their warheads were larger yield)
India does things differently since Bhopal. When that accident happened, the only place India could really touch was Union Carbides Indian subsidiary, the parent company could not easily be touched. Thus, UC got away with paying only about $470m (and that was voluntary) and could not be touched in US courts.
So India changed their rules and now US business won’t deal with them in order to protect their corporate coffers and executives.
Not clear from the story how Obama solved this other than signing something. US business really wants into India in a big way, but not if they have to be held responsible for their conduct.
Boxturtle (So rather than cleaning up their acts, business gets ObamaLLP to change the rules)
It also helps when the limits are set for political convenience rather than health reasons. The only places we could get good health data were/are well hidden or we’re restricted from doing it.
I think the government knows darn well their limits are too high and I think they are intentionally avoiding collecting data in some areas. Like birth defects related to Hanford or odd cancers related to serving on the USS Reagan.
Boxturtle (And they’ll be really careful with data from the Reagan that indicates contamination still there)
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