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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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Snakes in a Home?
The new Senate Leadership having a meeting?
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.
Almost Darwin Award candidate.
and professional moron ...
Ahh, man. I had the same idea and thought I had hope when I saw only 7 posts. Too late.
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.
I hate snakes but why are they taking them. You can't have snakes anymore?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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'-
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.
The only thing I ever saw from shooting a snake a close range with a shotgun was "blow away".
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.
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.
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......
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.
"There are mother-f'ing snakes in this house."
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.
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.
"Snakes...Why did it have to be snakes?"
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.
You're thinking the snake species Chuckus norrisi, Samuel L Jackson would describe it as a m
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.
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.
"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."
I guess he had herpes.
We just passed the "Dangerous Dog Law" and NOW we have to go back and amend it to include SNAKES!!!!
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.
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.
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.