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Today On The Land [May. 5th, 2009|10:38 pm]
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Coral Snake


Coral Snake
Yup, it's a coral snake. We tried to chase it into the lower field of the good house, but we lost it about ten feet from the edge of the bluff.
 
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[User Picture]From: jenrose1
2009-05-06 07:17 am (UTC)
Pretty!
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2009-05-06 12:25 pm (UTC)

Gorgeous

It would make a beautiful necklace.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-05-06 12:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Gorgeous

You wear it first.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-06 03:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Gorgeous

You always have to put safety above everything, including aesthetics.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-05-07 01:20 am (UTC)

Re: Gorgeous

I know who you are. I put the cut in to protect you. Why did you peek?
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-05-07 05:00 am (UTC)

Re: Gorgeous

If you mean me, that wasn't! Really!!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-06 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh goody...U can haz coralsnake.

Great pictures, BTW. No barefoot wandering in the dusk for you guys...
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-05-06 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'm torn between wishing it wasn't there and being totally psyched that I have a coral snake. In its favor is that it's quite non-aggressive. There were three of us chasing it and all it wanted to do was to get away.

Only one of the photos was in focus. I need to get the autofocus fixed on my camera, this is where it comes in handy. (Note to all: In case you didn't know it, hitting your camera with a pick axe is bad for the autofocus.) In addition, I had my new video camera with me and there was a person on the sidelines to hand it to, but I never thought of getting it out. It's too bad I didn't. It would have made a great video.

I love my snake boots.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-05-06 02:14 pm (UTC)
There's something exciting/attractive about having a critter on your land that can kill you--that adrenalin rush thing. OTOH, then you have to be careful *every time*. At least coral snakes are beautiful. No amount of aesthetic adjustment makes a western diamondback rattlesnake beautiful.

I'd rather have a bobcat or a mountain lion.

But--what you see is what you get, and you got a pretty.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-05-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
It's nice to have a friend who so totally understands. :-)
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2009-05-07 01:56 am (UTC)
ooh! beautiful! That's a big one!
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-05-07 04:59 am (UTC)
It's rough to have a sister who only likes the idea of venomous snakes, not the reality. Didn't someone out there tell me there were no coral snakes in tx? Probably Tom. I have not forgotten. A kid at FIT was tapped on the ankle by a tiny coral snake, His friends threw him in the car and sped to the hospital. By the time they got there, probably about 5-10 minutes, the kid could no longer speak and was having a hard time breathing, He survived and recovered but there is no fooling around with these things. Get G some boots and mow a nice wide path so no one, and no thing, surprises anyone or anything. Like, just to take a random example, me.
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