Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by skipaway, Mar 27, 2011.
Anyone want to visit the zoo today?
Where's someone who speaks parseltongue when you need them?
Yeah, those creatures can be a pain in the asp.
Just when you need an heir of Slytherin, there are none to be had. Typical Slytherin.
I'm cancelling my trip to the Bronx...
Eeek! Lucky it's cold outside, if it did get out it wouldn't get far...
I guess this puts the Bronx up there with the Everglades for snake phobia. I understand south Florida has a rash of boas or pythons-like hundreds of thousands. Makes an alligator look like a pet.
People are funny:
This is awesome!
I have visions of the cobra finding refuge up under the hood of a car near the engine, very much like cats like to do. Sauteed snake anyone? And in the great tradition of flight of ideas, would Tony Bourdain eat it? (Anyone see that episode of A Cook's Tour where he had the 5 course cobra meal?)
My best friend's husband actually works at the Bronx Zoo. He's an accountant and his building is nowhere near the reptile house. However, he is terrified of snakes. He has been wearing rubber boots to work ever since the cobra escaped.
125,000+ are now following "the cobra's" escapades. I'm sure that at some point, the person who thought to do this will reveal themselves. If they are unemployed or are looking for a new line of work, this should help them immensely!
that they present the locked door as a way to calm people. I know if I were a snake escaping the first place I'd go is through the front door.
More funny people:
No. There was a short TV series on this last year. The survey, or whatever you want to call it, that was the feature of this show states that the population of these snakes, and the area that they have spread over, is overestimated by a huge amount. There may be a couple thousand pythons roaming the glades. Or not. The number that escaped from the warehouse that was destroyed during Hurricane Andrew are in the hundreds. They, and their progeny, are causing most of the problems. Many, especially the largest ones, died from the cold in the frigid winter we had last year.
This is not to say they are not there. They are. Mostly in the southernmost part of the state. As are some "pet" snakes that idiots have released because they can't take care of them. But the threat is much less than thought at first.
The end. Allegedly.
So glad thissssssssss has come to an end. I've been positively rattled by all this venomous snake talk....
I'm bummed. I was loving the tweets.
I'm sure your friend will be happy to take his boots off!!!
Yea!! Snakey is home!!!
Going to miss the tweets too but I'm glad the snake is home safe.
Rex, are you behind the cobra tweets?
Nah, I'm too busy using other peoples' towels .
Maybe the snake can continue to tweet from her solitary confinement. Although, it's really good she was found. NYC is not a good habitat for a reptile that doesn't have a hibernation den. If she'd managed to get out of the reptile house, she'd have died next winter.
I have to admit I've always despised snakes and been utterly terrified of them, but this snake (tweets or no tweets) has really hit a soft spot with me. Ironic because she would kill me in the blink of an eye, but it's the first time I've ever felt anything other than revulsion and terror for a snake. Hope she's okay.
The tweets are back!
Yay! Almost makes me want to join Twitter.
BronxZoosCobra Bronx Zoo's Cobra
A great cake recipe: 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 2 cups self-rising flour, 1 saw, 1 stick butter. And mix. Bring it by the zoo..
27 minutes ago
So much fun!!!! I wonder if the person underlying this Twitter account will ever reveal themselves? I guess that they are having far too much fun to do so.
And they are giving quite a number of people a lot of fun!
Not sure how this happened, but it appears to be real. Ryan Seacrest (or his people) have taken over the theme, supplying us with the Six Sexiest Snakes to Date. Hilarious!
I normally am not a fan of April the First-related stuff. But the snake "hacking" Seacrest's website/ twitter account if pretty great. (OT: Runnersup in the April Fools webjokes: YouTube's "1911" feature and Hulu's homepage.)
For some reason I've just been loving the anthropomorphized cobra's twitter/FB activities.
Okay -- Bronx Zoo's having a contest to name the snake. Any suggestions?
Snakey (I'm old school...)
Little skateycat suggests St. John Tie-Dye Tooth
Mr Skateycat suggessstsss SOTT (for Snake On The Town, and because he was so highly sought after)
I submitted my mother's suggestion: Sashay (to glide, move, or proceed easily or non-chalantly)
Separate names with a comma.