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Old 03-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #61
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I will never complain about winter weather again! At least our winters freeze out large bugs and keep the snakes asleep!
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #62
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OMG I am so having a nightmare tonight I just know it!

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Snakes I can handle. SPIDERS I can't!

I saw plenty of snakes growing up in Michigan. The highlight of one summer was seeing a real live Mississauga rattler on our front lawn. I've always liked snakes.

As I've said, spiders are my thing. I once opened up a bag of grapes and a large spider crawled out - after I finally killed the thing I noticed an hourglass on its belly. I now soak all of our grapes in a large bowl of water for a half hour before I open the package!
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #63
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I hate, hate, hate snakes, so of course, I'm cursed by them.

We have them all the time in our house. And no we don't live near a swamp or in the south or anything like that. We live in a house halfway up a hill near the woods in Massachusetts. We find tiny ones, medium ones, and lots of skins. The last skin was about 4 ft long. We've had them in our basement shower, in the dryer and in the rafters. We've had garter snakes, black racers and a copperhead in our basement. Luckily we didn't know it was a copperhead until after I'd had my DS (13) carry it and the box is was hiding in outside and dump it out in the woods. . Or course since we had never seen a snake like it before we decided to look it up. Did you know copperheads are extremely rare and endangered and almost never seen in MA? Oh, and poisonous. yeah that. I do now.

Now because I am so cursed, I will be the guest who has the snake in the bed and the one that lays eggs in the bed, too.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:22 AM   #64
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Now because I am so cursed, I will be the guest who has the snake in the bed and the one that lays eggs in the bed, too.
Alright I'm good with that, thanks for taking one for the team
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:11 AM   #65
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Wink Snakes are bad!

They prey on the mice and little critters that are problems! It's when you see an alligator when you should get nervous!
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:47 AM   #66
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DH and I are both freaked out by snakes.

We have seen them a few times at Disney. Once dd saw one (long, black one) on the path at Tom Sawyer's Island on the way back to the raft. DH and I panicked and almost left the kids!

Second time DH saw one on the loose at the Boneyard in AK. CM's had the infamous "burlap bags" trying to catch it. We left AK immediately.

Third time DH and I saw it from a distance. We were sitting on our balcony at BC and saw a long, black snake slithering in the area just past the bushes that separate the patios from the grassy courtyard area near the volleyball courts.

We used to ask for a 1st floor room at YC - that cured us. Of course when we went in February what do you think we got - a first floor room at the GF. I never went outside without checking first, and didn't go out when it was dark AT ALL!

If we ever saw one in our room I don't know who would drop dead first - me or DH.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:01 AM   #67
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DH and I are both freaked out by snakes.

We have seen them a few times at Disney. Once dd saw one (long, black one) on the path at Tom Sawyer's Island on the way back to the raft. DH and I panicked and almost left the kids!

Second time DH saw one on the loose at the Boneyard in AK. CM's had the infamous "burlap bags" trying to catch it. We left AK immediately.

Third time DH and I saw it from a distance. We were sitting on our balcony at BC and saw a long, black snake slithering in the area just past the bushes that separate the patios from the grassy courtyard area near the volleyball courts.

We used to ask for a 1st floor room at YC - that cured us. Of course when we went in February what do you think we got - a first floor room at the GF. I never went outside without checking first, and didn't go out when it was dark AT ALL!

If we ever saw one in our room I don't know who would drop dead first - me or DH.
oh I feel the same way! We saw one at the BC too..thankfully down below in the water near the bus stops..ewww
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:50 AM   #68
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Well I guess I am now in the 'why did I read this entire thread when I knew it was just going to give me the heeeby jeeebies' club. The good news is that no one actually posted a pic...that might have thrown me right over the edge.
ps - I will be un-subscribing to this thread asap in case someone DOES post a picture.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #69
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have seen them a few times at Disney. Once dd saw one (long, black one) on the path at Tom Sawyer's Island on the way back to the raft. DH and I panicked and almost left the kids!
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I saw a small snake in my backyard one time a few years ago -- yds was 2 and ods was 5.. I DID LEAVE THEM, got to the patio, turned around and had to go BACK to get them. --they were just standing there crying -- I felt terrible about it (leaving them) but I really could't help it -- I just get so panicky when I see snakes.

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Old 03-17-2009, 11:58 AM   #70
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OK people there has got to be something they can do to keep the snakes from going into anyone's room.... snake away or something please I beg please dont let me see any
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:59 AM   #71
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Funny, I am always looking up and out at Disney so I guess I have missed them but I am with other posters... I would pee my pants, then scream and run. And yes, I would leave my child in my dust.

Thanks to everyone for this enlightening thread. Now I have snake cooties.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:16 PM   #72
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Funny, I am always looking up and out at Disney so I guess I have missed them but I am with other posters... I would pee my pants, then scream and run. And yes, I would leave my child in my dust.

Thanks to everyone for this enlightening thread. Now I have snake cooties.
You said exactly what I was thinking!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:00 AM   #73
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It wasn't until my eight trip to wdw last year that i saw a snake there!

At SSR I saw a teeny tiny black snake (about 6 inches long) which i actually thought was a twig or a pencil, until it wriggled off the path and into the bushes!

Then walking back from DTD to SSR one evening we saw a group of people stood around staring at something, near the Marketplace bus stop, it was a 2/3 ft yellow-ish snake, completely still.. and a tweenage boy was trying to jump on it?! His parents weren't stopping him.. I can't say I like snakes but in this instance I actually felt sorry for the animal and angry at the boy!!

SSR also has some big dragonflies and tree frogs around the resort too... none of them worried me - and I'm from the UK where we barely have any native wildlife like that!

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #74
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Snakes and Gators

Maybe they want to see Mickey Mouse too!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:09 PM   #75
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We saw a snake on the sidewalk at Port orleans Riverside.. my daughter and I were terrified! We changed resorts.. we couldn't see ourselves walking back to our room at night knowing we would be worried a snake would come out! FREAKED us out!
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