Nubka - Unpaid Slave Laborer...
Well, I'm officially freaked out now.
'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne
If there can be songs about Christmas shoes and Christmas donkeys, there needs to be a song about the Christmas Snake.
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
I question the story - I heard the snake in the tree story years ago. Probably something like 20 years ago from a friend who knew a friend who knew a friend who had a snake in their tree. A tree cut down and brought into the house and 8 hours later the snake slithered out.
I didn't click on the video, but that would be easily staged if you really wanted to have a story.
Christmas Snake needs a Twitter like the Bronx Zoo Snake.
That is a harmless corn snake. I have four pet corn snakes. They are non-poisonous. How it got into their tree, though, I can't tell you.
Poor little guy! It made me proud the dad held the little, baby snake and petted it and allowed his kids to touch it gently. Good for him! Innocent, non-venomous snakes are part of our environment, and there's nothing scary about such a tiny little snake! That mother shrieking made me want to strangle her. Teach your kids to be terrified of something that's really scary, OK? If it freaks you out, keep your mouth shut. It isn't a baby timber rattler or a copperhead like I have all over my area. Poisonous....but in 16 years I've never seen but a few.
Now, show me a 10' black mamba coming at me, and I'll show you some hysteria! I wouldn't let the guy in the Florida petting zoo put the python around my neck for a photo, but my husband did it. Nice snake. Too big for me to do anything but stroke gently. And no, I really don't feel like an Everglades airboat ride these days. But please....things in perspective!
I had to laugh when they said it was an artificial tree stored in the garage. I also thought the snake was something they brought in from the outside when they got the tree.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
How did that guy know this was not a venomous snake and grabbed it with his bare hands? I'd be calling animal control.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
Once when I was little, my parents found a tiny garden snake in the basement (about the length and width of a pencil) and freaked out and killed it. I cried because I felt bad for the poor snake.
I'm not much better about mice and rats. Spiders I can handle though. Red wasps also kind of scare me, but that's only because I'm very allergic to them. :/