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    You're a good man, rms2. Even though you don't like them you don't kill unless you have to.

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    those of us that hate spiders and snakes are in a tough bind...
    one the one hand, annihilating them makes us feel good, but we also know they live off of other creepy crawlies...other bugs, snakes and rodents, so really, they are helping us

    Since I really don't live in snake territory, dealing with them is moot
    ...my rule with spiders is they are not tolerated in my living spaces...I have an mostly unfinished basement, so I leave them alone there, as they are obviously eating other bugs but on the main or upper floor, its dying time if I see them
    ...oh, and we dont have any poisonous ones around here so its easier to keep that rule

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    Fortunately, most of the real baddies of both the spider and snake kingdoms really don't like people and do their best to avoid us.
     


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    this is a real problem with some snakes...invasive species issue...I've read elsewhere that these bloody pythons are so out of control, that there are many area's now that have had the local fauna pretty much annihilated cause they cant beat or escape this misplaced apex predators...

    https://www.clickorlando.com/strange...&ICID=ref_fark


    on another note, those who live in area's that have real bad spiders will laugh at me, but the last week, at the entrance to my house, a spider has made a big web just outside my door, about face height...(using the mailbox to anchor one end, and some fancy porch roof woodwork for the other)...anyway, the first thing I see at 6:30 am when I step outside, is this goddamn big assed spider (about the size of my thumbnail...dont laugh you Aussies reading this) sitting in the middle of his web about a foot from my face
    I have not killed it, despite the temptation, cause it is one of the harmless ones, and it is eating bugs that would probably sneak their way into my house when the doors open...but still, man that is a nasty thing to first see in the morning....blech!

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    Ha! I could not resist...although I am somewhat sympathetic to the point some made that this is unfair to the snakes cause they just do what their genetic programing requires whereas humans choose to be treacherous...

    but since its a goddamn snake, I really am not all that invested in being fair


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    I agree.

    This summer that just passed was relatively snakeless for me. At the start of the summer I saw a couple of black snakes and one other little snake who slithered away so fast I was unable to identify him, but that was it. I usually see black snakes off and on throughout the summer. I've only seen poisonous snakes on the loose a couple of times in my entire life. They really do avoid people.
     


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    The only snakes I've seen in recent years were in my dreams; sort of nightmarish.

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    I saw a cottonmouth water moccasin back in about 1983 in Arkansas. He slithered away as fast as he could. Some years later, I saw a copperhead in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Same story.

    I think most North American snakebites occur because the snake is taken by surprise and startled. If they hear you coming, they're going to get out of your way. If you stumble upon them suddenly, watch out!
     


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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    I saw a cottonmouth water moccasin back in about 1983 in Arkansas. He slithered away as fast as he could. Some years later, I saw a copperhead in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Same story.

    I think most North American snakebites occur because the snake is taken by surprise and startled. If they hear you coming, they're going to get out of your way. If you stumble upon them suddenly, watch out!
    Here in Appalachia, we probably have more people bitten in church than on the trail.

    However in the Southwest, the story is different. Back in 2004, Animal Planet had a TV series, Venom ER, which focused on an emergency room in Loma Linda CA which specialized in treating venomous bites. Because of the encroachment of development on the desert habitat of around a half dozen species of some really nasty rattlers, people were getting horrible snake bites, often in their own yards. I thought it was a pretty interesting series. One might find episodes to watch online.

    Jack
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    A few weeks after my family and I moved from Corpus Christi to Midland, Texas, I picked my daughter up after school. It was her first day as a 5th grader, and she was very excited. "Dad, you have to come see this," she said. So I went with her to another classroom.

    There, in a jar, was a baby rattlesnake. My daughter told me that one of the teachers had caught it, and that it was the fourth one he'd captured since some time in the summer. She also said that he'd caught it out on the playground.

    Her school was relatively new, and located at the edge of town. There wasn't much to the north of it but tall grass and brush. Evidently, the rattlers just slithered in from a nearby nest. My thought was, "Welcome to Midland."

    But obviously, this was another case of us -- humans -- encroaching on the snakes' habitat. So I was glad to hear that the teacher who caught them wasn't going to dispatch them, but take them some distance away from town and release them.

    Thankfully, I never saw any snakes in my yard while we lived in Midland. (I had neighbors on all sides, which might have helped.) However, my daughter did end up being stung by a scorpion in our living room.

    I called Poison Control, who assured me that scorpions in that part of the world aren't generally terribly dangerous unless someone is allergic. (They told me what signs to look for if there was a problem.)

    Poison control did tell me that the scorpion's venom, besides being painful, can heighten anxiety. (Not that my daughter and I weren't already a little anxious just on general principle.) But she was fine. I can't say the same thing for the scorpion, though.

    As soon as my daughter told me that something had stung her and I saw what it was, I grabbed a shoe and starting beating on it. It ended up being so flat that I could have put it in a scrapbook -- the way some people do with autumn leaves.
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