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15 Venomous Snakes Found At Marion County Home
WIBC.com ^ | 11/14/2006 | By the Associated Press

Posted on 11/14/2006 7:35:03 PM PST by smug

Conservation officers who entered the home of a man who sought treatment for a poisonous snake bite found 15 venomous vipers, including cobras and rattlesnakes, inside.

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Once bitten Twice shy.
1 posted on 11/14/2006 7:35:12 PM PST by smug
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To: smug

Snake Handler?


2 posted on 11/14/2006 7:37:02 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: smug

Snakes in a Home?


3 posted on 11/14/2006 7:38:10 PM PST by Paul Heinzman (Some folks call them Democrats, I call them DUmmies.)
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To: smug
15 Venomous Snakes Found

The new Senate Leadership having a meeting?

4 posted on 11/14/2006 7:38:28 PM PST by digger48 (there went breakfast)
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To: theDentist
amateur herpetologist.
5 posted on 11/14/2006 7:38:42 PM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: smug
Yes, there are snake-handlers in Indiana, and there are snake-handlers in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The big difference until very recently was that Fairfax had snake-handlers from India, not just Eastern Kentucky and Northern Alabama.

Traditionally there have been wholesalers who specialize in caring for the critters who then sell them to religious practitioners for short term use.

We had a wholesaler get bit by a black mamba years ago when I had just moved into Fairfax. He died even though they flew in antivenom to him.

There's a lot more of this stuff going on than people realize. The wholesalers and the practitioners try to keep it secret.

6 posted on 11/14/2006 7:39:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: smug

Almost Darwin Award candidate.


7 posted on 11/14/2006 7:39:57 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: smug

and professional moron ...


8 posted on 11/14/2006 7:40:32 PM PST by dartuser ("Until they love their children more than they hate us, there will be no peace" Golda Meir)
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To: digger48

Ahh, man. I had the same idea and thought I had hope when I saw only 7 posts. Too late.


9 posted on 11/14/2006 7:41:19 PM PST by Rastus
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To: smug
Officers confiscated five types of rattlesnakes, three types of cobras, along with gaboon vipers, copperheads, a puff adder, and two green mambas

He was too sick from the venom to be jailed, Really? I wonder why? What an idiot.
10 posted on 11/14/2006 7:41:53 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Paul Heinzman
I saw the story on the late news. His neighbor says he'll have a difficult time sleeping tonight. He is worried about the ones the police didn't find.
11 posted on 11/14/2006 7:42:39 PM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: muawiyah
'We had a wholesaler get bit by a black mamba years ago when I had just moved into Fairfax."
Is that the snake so poisonous that from its bite a man dies even before he is bitten?
12 posted on 11/14/2006 7:43:39 PM PST by GSlob
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To: smug
They found one of them wrapped around the radiator:


13 posted on 11/14/2006 7:45:06 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: GSlob
I gather it's pretty poisonous, but the one you are thinking of is an Australian snake. All you can do is chop off the offending member.

You can try

http://manbir-online.com/htm2/snake.22.htm for more information on nasty snakes. This guy places the black mamba at #12.

14 posted on 11/14/2006 7:47:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: smug

I hate snakes but why are they taking them. You can't have snakes anymore?


15 posted on 11/14/2006 7:50:46 PM PST by CindyDawg (Here's my ID. Paper please and I'll need a receipt..)
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To: CindyDawg

Sgt. Dean Shadley, an Indiana Conservation Officer, said Fillenwarth did not have the proper permits to keep the snakes, which Shadley described as "extremely poisonous." He is charged with possession of a dangerous reptile without a permit.


16 posted on 11/14/2006 7:52:00 PM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: muawiyah

Well, I heard that the thermal shock [like a photoflash powder fireball] does wonders in getting the snakes to recoil - the snakes are very heat-sensitive. Barring that - 12 gauge shotgun blast.


17 posted on 11/14/2006 7:55:42 PM PST by GSlob
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To: GSlob
One of your problems with these very poisonous snakes is "blow back" if you scatter them with a shotgun.

Just a very minute quantity of that venom getting in your eyes or nose is going to kill you.

I don't think that's much of a problem with any of the snakes I know best ~ rattlesnakes and copperheads.

18 posted on 11/14/2006 7:59:01 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: CindyDawg
also some of the snakes were in poor health do to poor ill care. One of the snakes was a timber Rattler that is a protected species. If they are running low on Timber Rattlers They should look around Mount Baldy in southern Indiana.
19 posted on 11/14/2006 8:02:27 PM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: GSlob
Anybody from Indiana on the thread, snake handler religion is alive and well in various parts of the state. These guys moved in back in the 1950s.

You should also beware of black widows and brown recluse in the museum displays in the state capitol building. Although it's been a few years since anyone died, new management all the time forgets that the nasty spider critters just love the basement.

20 posted on 11/14/2006 8:03:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: smug
15 venemous snakes? What were Pelosi, Murtha, Conyers, Kennedy, Kerry, Hillary, etc doing in that home in the first place?

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

21 posted on 11/14/2006 8:09:06 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: muawiyah

One thing I should point out abotu that religion- These people use it as a 'test' of faith- God didn't 'test the faith' of the Jews- Their faith had nothign to do with God protecting them from the poison- it was ALL God that protected them wether they had faith or not. The church is abusing God's word and putting a 'works based' faith burden on their followers- The Fact that peopel today HAVE died from the bites should tell them that God no longer promisses His porotection from venom- but alas, they attribute hte deaths to some failure on the parishoners part which is against Biblican priciples- Certain Charismatics do the same thing as do 'faith healers'-


22 posted on 11/14/2006 8:14:35 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Lizavetta

EEEK!


23 posted on 11/14/2006 8:23:41 PM PST by Paul Heinzman (Some folks call them Democrats, I call them DUmmies.)
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To: CottShop

From my reading of the bible they only ones that would be safe from the bites were the Apostles. Namely Paul, Paul knew he would go to Rome, therefore he was not concerned about the bite of that snake. Others should think twice. This is the problem of some of these offshoot denominations, they tend to focus on the minuet.


24 posted on 11/14/2006 8:24:55 PM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: muawiyah
"blow back"

The only thing I ever saw from shooting a snake a close range with a shotgun was "blow away".

25 posted on 11/14/2006 8:34:09 PM PST by org.whodat (Never let the facts get in the way of a good assumption.)
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To: Lizavetta

LOL


26 posted on 11/14/2006 8:37:57 PM PST by united1000 ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last " Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: CindyDawg

It's not as if they banned keeping garter snakes or corn snakes. Anyone dumb enough to play around with these things absent years of trianing is also dumb enough to get somebody else killed ny them. This is one area where I'm perfectly happy to have government regulation.


27 posted on 11/14/2006 8:38:53 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Welcome swingers! Pull up a groove and get fabulous!)
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To: CindyDawg

It's not as if they banned keeping garter snakes or corn snakes. Anyone dumb enough to play around with these things absent years of training is also dumb enough to get somebody else killed by them. This is one area where I'm perfectly happy to have government regulation.


28 posted on 11/14/2006 8:39:06 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Welcome swingers! Pull up a groove and get fabulous!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I hate snakes. I would be more than happy for all of them to be extinct. That said, I'm just as bad as everyone else but we don't want government control unless it directly affects us. I think people are stupid to have these things in their house but as long as it is in their house......


29 posted on 11/14/2006 8:42:34 PM PST by CindyDawg (Here's my ID. Paper please and I'll need a receipt..)
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To: muawiyah

Speaking of Brown Recluse, did you see the spot on the news a couple weeks ago about the Spider House in Madison County? There are so many Brown recluse that they can't even stay in the house. Exterminators can't get rid of them. They showed traps set after the last time they tried to get rid of them and they all had spiders in them. His insurance co - said haha, no way. How could you ever sell a place like that, or even live next door.


30 posted on 11/14/2006 8:45:35 PM PST by united1000 ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last " Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: smug

"There are mother-f'ing snakes in this house."

31 posted on 11/14/2006 8:47:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: smug
From my reading of the bible they only ones that would be safe from the bites were the Apostles.

That turns out not to be the case:

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well." --Mark 16:15-18

Obviously I'm not advocating snake handling (why don't those folks drink poison, too?) but the Apostles were not the only ones.

32 posted on 11/14/2006 8:48:32 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Welcome swingers! Pull up a groove and get fabulous!)
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To: CindyDawg
I think people are stupid to have these things in their house but as long as it is in their house......

But they don't stay in their houses. Dig around a little and you'll find some stuff about the problems they're having with pythons getting loose in the Everglades. It's only a matter of time before one of these things eats somebody's toddler.

33 posted on 11/14/2006 8:58:02 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Welcome swingers! Pull up a groove and get fabulous!)
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To: smug
OK...I waited until I was sure no one else in the thread had said it:

"Snakes...Why did it have to be snakes?"

34 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:48 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Welcome swingers! Pull up a groove and get fabulous!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I would be ok with the government banning and exterminating all snakes. No selling, no breeding. No pets. I could also make an exception in this case.


35 posted on 11/14/2006 9:01:09 PM PST by CindyDawg (Here's my ID. Paper please and I'll need a receipt..)
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To: GSlob

You're thinking the snake species Chuckus norrisi, Samuel L Jackson would describe it as a m


er!


36 posted on 11/14/2006 9:17:58 PM PST by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: Atchafalaya

Actually, I was quoting a line from the "Commodore's steps" play by Venedikt Erofeev. One of the characters there - a capo of a mental hospital room - compares another character to a snake - a mamba - which, according to him, is so poisonous that from its bite a man dies thirty seconds before he's bitten. Attribution must be given, and better late than never.


37 posted on 11/14/2006 9:46:59 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Lizavetta

38 posted on 11/15/2006 5:37:17 AM PST by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: muawiyah

I live in Indpls and I wasn't aware of snake handling going on around here. I thought it happened in North Carolina mountains. Learn new things everyday.


39 posted on 11/15/2006 5:52:09 AM PST by dforest (Don't get fooled, the bigger struggle is still out there, and growing)
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To: Mr. Silverback
but the Apostles were not the only ones.

How so the subject, throughout this paragraph is the apostles. "He told them", the apostles And these signs will accompany be witnessed by those who believe: In my name they, the apostles will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well." --Mark 16:15-18
40 posted on 11/15/2006 7:16:58 AM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: theDentist

KRIKEY!!


41 posted on 11/15/2006 8:13:27 AM PST by Safetgiver (Stinko De mayo, Stinko to the Commies.)
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To: smug

Creepy!

"Officers confiscated five types of rattlesnakes, three types of cobras, along with gaboon vipers, copperheads, a puff adder, and two green mambas from Fillenwarth's home on Indianapolis' east side. They also seized caged quail Fillenwarth was using as food for the reptiles."


42 posted on 11/15/2006 8:19:41 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: smug

...and they ALL voted Democratic!


43 posted on 11/15/2006 8:44:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: smug

I guess he had herpes.


44 posted on 11/15/2006 8:46:09 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: CindyDawg

When snakes are outlawed; only outlaws will have snakes.


45 posted on 11/15/2006 8:47:13 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: muawiyah
Anybody from Indiana on the thread...

Hey!

We just passed the "Dangerous Dog Law" and NOW we have to go back and amend it to include SNAKES!!!!

46 posted on 11/15/2006 8:48:56 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: muawiyah

The Boomslang is #9. I had no idea there really was such a snake. Boomslang skin is the key ingredient in Polyjuice Potion in the Harry Potter novels.


47 posted on 11/15/2006 8:50:56 AM PST by CholeraJoe (USAF Air Rescue "That others may live.")
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To: smug
five types of rattlesnakes,
three types of cobras,
along with gaboon vipers,
copperheads,
a puff adder,
and two green mambas...


They also seized caged quail

48 posted on 11/15/2006 8:57:28 AM PST by evets (Beer)
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To: muawiyah
We had a wholesaler get bit by a black mamba years ago when I had just moved into Fairfax. He died even though they flew in antivenom to him. There's a lot more of this stuff going on than people realize. The wholesalers and the practitioners try to keep it secret.

Most of these snakes can live outside in CA and FL - and do... It's only a question of time before a few of them meet up and start breeding.

At least in Indiana they die in the winter. What's wrong with congress for not doing something about this issue before it's too late.

49 posted on 11/15/2006 9:07:04 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM 's so busy kissing democrat butt they can't see straight - come up for air guys.)
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To: smug
From my reading of the bible they only ones that would be safe from the bites were the Apostles. Namely Paul....
 
NIV Mark 16:15-18
 15.  He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
 16.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
 17.  And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
 18.  they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."
 

NIV Luke 10:17-19
 17.  The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
 18.  He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
 19.  I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
 

NIV Acts 28:1-6
 1.  Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
 2.  The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
 3.  Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand.
 4.  When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, "This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live."
 5.  But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
 6.  The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
 
From a simple reading of the Book, many other than the Apostles would be safe.

50 posted on 11/15/2006 9:12:47 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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