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    A Unwelcome Christmas Snake!

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    Well, I'm officially freaked out now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    Where do these people live? I thought snakes went into hibernation when cold weather set in?

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    If there can be songs about Christmas shoes and Christmas donkeys, there needs to be a song about the Christmas Snake.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    Where do these people live? I thought snakes went into hibernation when cold weather set in?
    Maybe it was hibernating in the garage!
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    Christmas Snake needs a Twitter like the Bronx Zoo Snake.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holley Calmes View Post
    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.
    Some people are terrified of snakes... Doesn't matter what kind.

    And it's hard to control your reaction when you're scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAngel View Post
    Some people are terrified of snakes... Doesn't matter what kind.

    And it's hard to control your reaction when you're scared.
    Thank you! I am so terrified of snakes. Big, hairy spiders don't bother me, but snakes make my skin crawl...
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    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.
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    How did that guy know this was not a venomous snake and grabbed it with his bare hands? I'd be calling animal control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    How did that guy know this was not a venomous snake and grabbed it with his bare hands? I'd be calling animal control.
    I think it was staged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    How did that guy know this was not a venomous snake and grabbed it with his bare hands? I'd be calling animal control.
    Quote Originally Posted by numbers123 View Post
    I think it was staged.
    Maybe that guy had seen that type of snake before, or went online to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    Thank you! I am so terrified of snakes. Big, hairy spiders don't bother me, but snakes make my skin crawl...
    I'm exactly the opposite... I think most snakes are quite cute but spiders make me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkats View Post
    I'm exactly the opposite... I think most snakes are quite cute but spiders make me .
    DH is like that. I showed him the video and he goes: "Cute snake!"

    I don't think "snake" and "cute" belong in the same sentence.
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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DAngel View Post
    Some people are terrified of snakes... Doesn't matter what kind.

    And it's hard to control your reaction when you're scared.
    Ditto what nubka said--Thanks! Some of us are terrified of snakes--all snakes-- and cannot help our reactions. Playing self-psychologist here, but I think my fear of snakes might be phobia of snakes. I get freaked out even by pictures in books and on tv.

    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. :/

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