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Old 04-17-2009, 02:59 AM   #136
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I thought everyone would love this article.

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Old 04-17-2009, 11:35 AM   #137
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If you find a snake in your room, follow this guy's lead:

Morning Edition, April 16, 2009 · A farm manager in Kenya says he was working when he stepped on something spongy. He looked down to find a giant python. The snake quickly entangled him and dragged him up a tree. That's when he decided to bite the snake. Eventually the snake relaxed its grip enough for the man to get a cell phone out of his pocket and make the phone call that saved his life.

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:39 PM   #138
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Thank goodness I've never seen a snake - eek!
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #139
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Morning Edition, April 16, 2009 · A farm manager in Kenya says he was working when he stepped on something spongy. He looked down to find a giant python. The snake quickly entangled him and dragged him up a tree. That's when he decided to bite the snake. Eventually the snake relaxed its grip enough for the man to get a cell phone out of his pocket and make the phone call that saved his life.

OMG- I'd be dead from shock!
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:39 PM   #140
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I thought everyone would love this article.

http://news.aol.com/article/pythons-...plane%2F430334

thank god i dont have plans to go to austraila.LOL
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:49 PM   #141
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Question Snakes in WDW

What time of year/ what months are snakes usually most active and seen in WDW resort? Which resorts are snakes most common at? How common is it to see a snake at WDW and the resorts?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #142
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Just 2 days ago, I found a snake in my back yard!!Not a big snake, but 2 feet
long. I hate snakes!!!Hate them!!! Loathe them!!! I ran into my house and got my 11 yr old son and a hammer. What the hell was I thinking? Without going into all the gory details. The snake is now at rest. When my husband came home, I showed him. He said, "My God, dear, you just killed a copperhead. With a hammer! They jump, you know." We also found a skin in our garage. I don't even want to know where the rest of it is.... So I will be pulling back the covers, lifting up the pillows, looking at the curtains, staying out of the mulch, staying out of the bushes, and staying away from the waters of WDW when we go.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #143
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Just 2 days ago, I found a snake in my back yard!!Not a big snake, but 2 feet
long. I hate snakes!!!Hate them!!! Loathe them!!! I ran into my house and got my 11 yr old son and a hammer. What the hell was I thinking? Without going into all the gory details. The snake is now at rest. When my husband came home, I showed him. He said, "My God, dear, you just killed a copperhead. With a hammer! They jump, you know." We also found a skin in our garage. I don't even want to know where the rest of it is.... So I will be pulling back the covers, lifting up the pillows, looking at the curtains, staying out of the mulch, staying out of the bushes, and staying away from the waters of WDW when we go.
you killed a snake with a hammer? hahaha
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #144
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I thought everyone would love this article.

http://news.aol.com/article/pythons-...plane%2F430334

when I read about this, I was like well now the Snakes On A Plane song is about something real
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you killed a snake with a hammer? hahaha[/QUOTE]

Not a pretty site. Thank goodness it wasn't very big.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:38 PM   #146
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We saw a cottonmouth at POR last year. it was on the walkway between the main pool and the play scape and my boys went by it more times than I care to count. It was, by far, the largest snake I have ever seen.
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Just 2 days ago, I found a snake in my back yard!!Not a big snake, but 2 feet
long. I hate snakes!!!Hate them!!! Loathe them!!! I ran into my house and got my 11 yr old son and a hammer. What the hell was I thinking? Without going into all the gory details. The snake is now at rest. When my husband came home, I showed him. He said, "My God, dear, you just killed a copperhead. With a hammer! They jump, you know." We also found a skin in our garage. I don't even want to know where the rest of it is.... So I will be pulling back the covers, lifting up the pillows, looking at the curtains, staying out of the mulch, staying out of the bushes, and staying away from the waters of WDW when we go.

That is so funny! A hammer! It reminds me of when I was 15 & my mom tried to kill a rattler with a hot pot of coffee!

We live in the Deep South on a 19 acre country estate with a large pond & a creek bordering the property. Needless to say, we get LOTS of snakes around the house.

Well, one day my mom opens up the kitchen door to the patio & she sees a rattlesnake right in front of the door. So what does she do? She grabs the nearest thing - a pot of hot coffee & throws it on the snake & then slams the door!

She yells for me to come & tells me what she'd done & asks me to get the swingblade & go kill it (lucky me, I was the only kid who wasn't afraid to try killing the snakes). I was laughing so hard. "Great, Mom, now you've made it angry!" When I went around to kill it, though, it was nowhere to be found.

Funny thing is later that day we hear a truck screech to a halt on the road in front of our house & then back up. This happened several times. When we went to investigate, our neighbor gets out of his pickup & bends over to pick up this 6' rattlesnake & says, "I saw it come onto the highway from your yard & ran it over a few times. It's dead now!" Mom was so happy. Until he said, "Watch out, though. These guys always travel in pairs. You've got another one somewhere." You should have seen my mom's face. Good news - I killed the 2nd one about a week later. This time I got it with a machete.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #148
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This is one of the most disturbing threads I've read on the Dis!

The only wild snake we ever saw at WDW was a dead snake. It was on a sidewalk at POFQ. Maybe one of those golf carts ran over it? I hope I never see a snake there again--dead or alive!

Our kids did have a chance to pet a snake with a cast member over at Conservation Station in AK. I kept a distance and let them enjoy the experience.
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I've seen several snakes at WDW - more there than anyplace else in my life. One 5 footer was in the pool at WL, 1 on the sidewalk on the boat rental path - twice. One at EPCOT crossing the sidewalk in the Great Britain area, one in the lake between Future World and World Showcase. I hate snakes, they make me feel bad. Several years ago there were lots of posts of snakes getting in the rooms at the BC because patio doors were being left open. I don't like the way housekeeping props doors open while cleaning them. Anything could crawl in there when they aren't looking. I'm going to have bad dreams tonight.
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what did they do with the 5 ft snake in the pool??? I am so curious.. The snake we saw was at Port Orleans Riverside...
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