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Old 05-12-2010, 03:48 PM   #16
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I'm so happy that your son (and your family) are ok. Thanks for giving us all something to think about!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #17
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My kids are going to have a ball:

"Kids, stay away from the landscaping!! There are cottonmouths in there!!!!!"
"Kids, stay at least 100 feet from Bay Lake!! There are brain-eating amoeba in there!!!!!"
"Kids, stay inside!!! There are alligators outside!!!!!"

In all seriousness, I'm so glad your son is ok and thank you for sharing your story. Great reminder that we always need to be on-guard with our kids.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #18
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Thank you for reposting this. I missed it the first time around and I'm so thankful to have caught it this time. It's something very important that we all need to be cognizant about.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:23 PM   #19
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Thanks for posting this. It's a good lesson for people like me who aren't used to having snakes around them. I like the last picture of your son smiling. Let's us know that everything is AOK!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:29 PM   #20
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I stayed at CBR May 2-5th. We had a HUGE bug in our room and had to call for someone to come take care of it. Apparently one of the calls during that time was about a snake. Every call that comes in regarding snakes they have to go check out to make sure they are nonpoionous ones, and are told they have to stay in that area until they find the snake to check it out.
Also while at CBR there was a family playing on the beach area and IN the water...at least waist deep just swimming around. The one girl looked maybe 3 or 4 and she was swimming/standing right next to the No swimming sign...why do people think they put up those signs?
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:33 PM   #21
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Thanks for sharing your story. So sorry that you and your poor little guy had to go through all of that!

Our DD's pacifier fell from our 2nd floor balcony at SSR and I walked around the building and through the grass to pick it up out of the bushes - never, EVER thinking that a snake could have been around...and we had a room right on the lake We don't have any venimous critters in our area so it's just not something that we think about. Your story has shown us just how careful we have to be when in unfamiliar surroundings.

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Old 05-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #22
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aww poor guy!!! those darn snakes!! they saw they tend to lurk around any water/bay..it freaks me out!

im glad he's ok!

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Old 05-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #23
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YIKES!!! I just showed this to my boys to make them aware. Thanks for sharing your story and I'm glad that all worked out well for your son!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #24
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First of all, I'm glad your son is ok. Thank you for posting this.

A couple of years ago we were at POR and the water was a little low, so alot of the cypress knees were exposed at the edge of the river. There were some kids playing on them (which is dangerous anyway, even without snakes!). Two men were sitting on the sidewalk. I assumed they were the dads. I said something to kids about watching out for snakes and the dads pretty much told me to mind my own business.

I live in Louisiana and it's pretty common for us to deal with these critters. I'm terrified of them, so I avoid all areas where they could be lurking. Maybe I shouldn't be telling other people's kids what to do, but it just really scared me that those kids were playing in such a dangerous place.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #25
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I'm so glad your son is okay. He's learned a lesson we will take serious. I live in KS and we have water moccasins here. FYI: I am scared to death of snakes and the clown slide at BW.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #26
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First, so glad your son is okay. Second, thank you for re-posting this as I missed it the first time around. It gives me something to think about and I'll surely mention it to my family. Better safe than sorry. And it's always good to be informed.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:30 PM   #27
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Last week we were at DHS and my son spotted a huge black racer snake by the cars out side Lights Motors Action. We told a CM and they reacted very fast one CM kept an eye on it and the other was on a emergency phone right away. That was freaking me out. Luckily it was about 3 hours before the show started.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:32 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by TiggerFamily View Post
Last week we were at DHS and my son spotted a huge black racer snake by the cars out side Lights Motors Action. We told a CM and they reacted very fast one CM kept an eye on it and the other was on a emergency phone right away. That was freaking me out. Luckily it was about 3 hours before the show started.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:40 PM   #29
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So glad your son is okay. It must have been horrifying.

DH and I are deathly afraid of snakes.

My oldest dd saw a water moccasin snake walking from BC to DHS. Luckily it wasn't close to her but it does remind us to watch our surroundings.

Your ds looks like a real trooper!
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #30
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Thanks for re-posting. It really is important to remember, especially for those of us who don't experience "critters" in our own neighborhoods.

I live on the Jersey side of Philly. We get plenty of racoons, opossums (nasty creatures), plenty of squirrels (our squirrels are actually obese from the scraps they get out of our trash... they eat through the lids on our trash cans) and even bats but reptiles are absolutely foreign to us.

A few years ago, while at Fantasia Gardens, I went to retrieve my golf ball that wedged itself under a rock. As I bent over & reached down a snake lunged out at me. We learned our lesson then.... well, after everyone stopped laughing at me
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