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Boy's Tragic Death Could Have Happened to Any Family With 20foot Python

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Hey, we all know it could happen to any family, someone forgets to feed the Python and next thing you know the kid's missing. Don't blame the Python or the parents, accidents just happen. *Onion News Alert*** Humor*


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. (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 4:06 pm
You laugh, but I actually had a client once who had a toddler and a 15 foot python and let them "play together' on the floor.

It's not just the Onion, folks. This is real life, too.

sherrie e (147)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 4:48 pm
Whew...snakes are not my thing...give me warm and furry any day! I am the brunt of many jokes because of my fear of snakes.....this may be funny to some but gives me the chills~~~~~Thanks Kit!

Katz R (54)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:20 pm
it underlines rthe basic moronicy of some people, lol

Bill K (3)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:20 pm
I've always loved Python humor, ever since I first discovered them on PBS as a kid.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:23 pm
Sorry Sherrie - not meant to offend or scare anyone, we all have our phobias and they are not funny.

. (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:51 pm
I do hope that everyone plans to make the requested donation towards the therapy snake for this couple's grieving daughter.......

Gloria L (58)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:59 pm
Love your posts Kit and I'll join you at March. Seems to me that people are afraid of snakes or spiders.
Spiders of any kind are a piece of cake for me. Snakes, very little experience, like the time I found myself to my great surprise, on top of a chair cause a little tiny mouse ran by. I tell myself to just freeze if I see a snake.
I think I better get a grip and learn more because I will find myself in Rattlesnake country walking around some day. Gives me shivers just thinking about it. I think I will have to learn how to pick up snakes, not Rattlers, to get over this phobia. An old Indian man told me to get a big gopher snake and put it near my house. He said they eat Rattlers. Yeow!

Like I said, no problema with spiders of any kind. That python's pinkj/red mouth is really scary.
I hope you have good dreams on this weekend too. LOL HaHaHa.........

. (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 6:02 pm
Gloria, think "heavy leather boots and heavy jeans. That way, if the rattler bites you, not as much venom gets in and you have more time to get to help.

pam w (139)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 6:28 pm
Gloria...king snakes (not gopher snakes) eat rattlers. Unless you've REALLY cornered it, a rattlesnake might not even put venom into the first strike. They don't WANT to hurt us, you know.

I handle snakes at our zoo...this story (joke or not) is all we need to put even MORE people into unnecessary panic.

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 7:15 pm
LOL! Snakes are funny - Spiders are NOT!;) You Never hear of a Spider talking some girl into eating forbidden fruit! Mainly because she woulda squashed an impertinent spider with a big rock!

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 7:32 pm
It's so frustrating to not be able to send out STARS to all you clever and funny people. BTW, please note Chana talking about boots and jeans - those Massachusetts wild prairies must give one lots of experience around rattlesnakes. (Though it is true - the right boots can prevent fangs from breaking skin.)

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 8:24 pm
Thanks Kit

. (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 8:32 pm
Okay, smart aleck! We have rattlers in MA - the Berkshires are loaded with them. If you don't believe me, come on up and walk through the woods in your shorts and sandals.

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 8:51 pm
Been there - done that in my work boots, not shorts. Still you don't diamond backs said (by Texans) to be the meanest nastiest of all rattlers. Did get your dander up though didn't I? Oh and work boots are ropers!

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 10:17 pm
That woman is a fantastic actress! So believable! LOL.

On a more somber side, tho, just a few weeks ago, parents WERE sentenced in the death of their baby because the python got into the crib over night and strangled it to death. This is no joke.

But this video sure is funny.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 10:49 pm
ThankX Kit. I sent EVERYONE A GREEN STAR FROM YOU via ME!!! I absolutely don't mind snakes or spiders! I have a huge scar on my face that was from a BLACK WIDDOW {as I refuse to fumigate my home}. It was diagnosed incorrectly as a brown recluse {which is 99,999% impossible living in California}, but half of my face was under a scab for nearly 6 months! It was an allergic reaction to a MALE black widdow. I have since learned that putting Pennyroyal...IN EVERY CORNER OF YOUR HOME, EVERY CORNER...and that will keep the spiders away! Yes, it's true. I purchase it in bulk at the health food store, I think it's $13 an ounce. You can have a giant zip lock bag full for under $13 bucks! Just start at one corner, and put a pinch on the ground...and follow it throughout your home. It goes very quickly! And, I live in spider country and it lasts for months and months and months. It doesn't affect the daddy longlegs, but they are sweet as pie anyway! I also was the owner of 2 pythons in Colorado. Not by choice, but because some idiot chose to keep them at 7300 ft. elevation (Telluride} which is suicide for the snakes, but they got loose and were starving to death. I found them half dead, but alive outside by my trash bin. They were shredded by some predator, and luckily hid under the couple of inches of our trash bin area. I brought them into the home and nursed them back to health. I finally released them in the proper envirnment and hope they are happy and healthy! I have no idea how long snakes live, but this was back in the late 70's or very early 80's and my reality sees them happy and healthy and HUGE. LOL Now, living in CA, I know a lot about rattlers, especially Diamond Backs. If you are in an area they RATTLE to scare you away, but if there are children and noise you may not hear the warning. Always wear BOOTS and carry an anti venom in your belongings. It is nothing to take for granted as very few survive, especially without the anti venom. If you have a knife, immideately cut and suck the venom out. BUT USE PROTECTION IN YOUR MOUTH, I guess something like the aids/oral thing. LOL Now, I was unable to even open the video for some reason...lots of action right now on Care2 as everything has slowed down like crazy. So, I just wanted to support my friend Kit and now I've ranted on! Sorry guys, just trying to help! wink!!!

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 10:51 pm
OMG, PLEASE excuse the many typos, run on, etc. PEACE OUT ladies!

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 10:55 pm
I jjust went back to try and open the video, and it says NOW PLAYING, but nothing is playing! Any suggestions?

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 11:11 pm
That happens to me sometimes Susanne, so I just Imagine something!;)
We have rattlesnakes (Eastern Woods Rattlers) & water moccasins that are venomous he in southern IL. A Chicago transplant back in the 70's who was teaching High School in Kinmundy told his clas we Did NOT have rattlesnakes in IL. So some of the guys went out to Snake Den & brought one back for him - he Still wouldn't believe it came from Here!!! Oh, and they found pygmy rattlers somewhere over by Vandalia I think..

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 10:44 am
Susanne, I just clicked and the video on the Onion is playing - should you have a problem scroll down and find the smaller box with the label about the python story and click that.

For those of you with snake and bug phobias - try some sulfur, it can be sprinkled outside on the base of your house (marigolds work very well too) and even inside close to the base boards. Apparently the odor is so offensive to all creature they leave quickly, and dogs and cats are not interested either. It does and has worked well for Boy Scout Tents as protection against snakes and other poisonous critters for many years.

Tere M (75)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 1:19 pm
Noted. Thanks! ~

Lynne L (71)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 1:48 pm
ROFLMFAO!!! Kit, you rock!

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 7:56 pm
Sulfur? I never heard of that. Where would I get sulfur? Quick, please. I had to use poison for the rats in the attic (that come into my house and crawl thru the walls and drive my dog NUTS in the middle of the night).

. (0)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 8:06 pm
Try coyote pee for the rats. You can buy it in home and garden shops.

Bill C (93)
Monday March 15, 2010, 4:39 am
Noted with laughter, Kit. Thanks for the enlightenment.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Monday March 15, 2010, 11:38 pm
KIT...You rock! TY Anyone want coyote pee..."COME ON DOWN", got lots of coyoteeeees lately! Right now, they are very young {maybe 30 lbs} so I'm not too worried as I have many ferral cats, RACOONS,and every other furry friend. YOU SHOULD SEE MY CLEVER FERRALS OUTSMART THE COYOTES! It's a hoot... I'm LITERALLY laughing out loud!. wink! It's true! Although very sad that they have nowhere to live! BTW, my new neighbors are so GROOVY! Mum close to my age, and a very young 21 year old doll! WE HAVE BILLIONS of Black Widow's, and mum is worried. She has only moved in for two days now, and already found 3 females. Her little dolly found one and put it in a jar and brought it to a "safe envirnment". Kit, when you messaged me about the sulphur, I immideately told mum! She went on line and told me to THANK YOU! Yeah, you rock!

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Monday March 15, 2010, 11:44 pm
I meant.....AND A VERY YOUNG 21 YEAR OLD "DAUGHTER". Sorry everyone, I am done with proofreading, IT'S PLANTING SEASON! THankX again Kitty girl!

pam w (139)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 8:32 am
Zoo educator here--venomous snakes do NOT want to hurt you! . Many rattlers deliver a "dry" defensive bite on the first strike..they don't want to waste venom as it's primarily for killing prey. Snakes get a "bad rap" that they don't deserve. I LIKE them....
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