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Ticks on a snake [excellent metaphor material]
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Posted on 02/08/2012 8:02:30 PM PST by krb

Ticks on a snake:



TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: accountants; lawyers; snake; ticks
A friend sent me this picture this evening, and the first thing I thought of is how my colleagues at FreeRepublic could generate tons of quips, one-liners, and what-not.

I mean, wow. Ticks on a snake?? Who do you root for?

1 posted on 02/08/2012 8:02:35 PM PST by krb
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To: krb
In most cases, the snake will shed the ticks when it sheds its skin.

That said, this is probably the worst infestation of ticks I've ever seen on a snake. They seem to be blocking its vision and perhaps its mouth too.

I love snakes. I hope it survives long enough to shed its skin.

2 posted on 02/08/2012 8:08:01 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: krb

metaphor for GOP strategists on Mitt’s payroll?


3 posted on 02/08/2012 8:10:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

This is one of the grossest things I’ve ever seen.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 8:22:17 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Flycatcher

Same here. Snakes get a bad rap.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 8:27:11 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: krb
> Who do you root for?

Easy -- THE SNAKE.

Snakes are cool. Ticks are just fricking gross. Parasites in general are gross (with a possible few exceptions).

I've had ticks and removed them, and I've removed them from pets and children. They are just NASTY.

I hope the snake makes it past this infestation. My god what an awful thing. Poor snake.

6 posted on 02/08/2012 8:33:51 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Shimmer1

I’m with you...that just gives me the heebie-jeebies.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 8:50:47 PM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: krb

I bet that snake is thinking “Dammit, if only I had hands! If I wish real hard, maybe I’ll evolve!”


8 posted on 02/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: krb

I thought you said t@ts on a snake.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 9:27:46 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Shimmer1

Ewwww....very gross....I don’t like snakes...but I dislike ticks EVEN WORSE!!!


10 posted on 02/08/2012 9:58:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Flycatcher
I love snakes also but ticks are easy to remove. Years back one of my neighbors sons had an iguana and it had 3 ticks on it...She was grossed out just by the iguana, so she called me down to take the ticks off....I used tweezers but covering it with vaseline I think caused the tick to back out. also a match blown out immediately and put on the tick causes it to back out also...her kids were thrilled I got them off, but she was still grossed out when I got the iguana back in its cage....Raised 4 son's was use to such things, red belly snake in the garage, buckets of tadpoles also...you get use to it...
11 posted on 02/08/2012 10:01:11 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I found out that by just twirling ticks you can get them to pop out on their own....they get dizzy....did it for some on our dog.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 10:10:21 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: goat granny
I've heard that about vaseline and ticks too. It works on humans, from what I understand. When covered in vaseline, the ticks can't breathe, so they back out.

As for your four sons, I could be one of them. I grew up in the country with wild lizards, polliwogs, frogs, catfish, and snakes as pets, at one time or another.

Looking back at it now, my poor mom must have been a saint! Ha ha!

13 posted on 02/08/2012 10:16:52 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: goodnesswins

I’d get dizzy too but wouldn’t back out, more than likely I’d throw up on you,,,sorry :O)


14 posted on 02/08/2012 10:32:28 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Flycatcher

One of my boys found a dead squirrel and tried to blow it up with firecrackers...caught him just in time. They had so many holes in their walls from darts, I just papered the walls with burlap....solved the ugly problem. If you cannot beat them, join um....


15 posted on 02/08/2012 10:36:52 PM PST by goat granny
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To: krb

Poor ball python. I am actually fond of these creatures..


16 posted on 02/08/2012 10:49:31 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: krb

Oh, that poor baby!

From the looks of the pic, it’s getting medical attention. Good.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 10:56:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Shimmer1
This is one of the grossest things I’ve ever seen.

Which? Mitt's campaign or the snake?

18 posted on 02/08/2012 11:04:27 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Cyman
I thought you said t@ts on a snake.

That would be a binary choice, neither outcome good.

And snakes are fast.

19 posted on 02/08/2012 11:06:04 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: krb
Just let 'em go dude...let 'em gooooooooooooo.


20 posted on 02/08/2012 11:32:10 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: dayglored

>Parasites in general are gross (with a possible few exceptions).

I’d think leeches would be that exception; they’re currently the best thing for re-attaching fingers and such because their method of drawing blood increases the bloodflow.


21 posted on 02/09/2012 7:57:51 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Flycatcher

LOL sounds like you were a typical boy. God bless you and your saintly mother. :O)


22 posted on 02/09/2012 2:02:53 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cynwoody

haha, take yer pick.


23 posted on 02/09/2012 3:25:30 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Cyman

That is the way I always heard it.........BEYOND useless.


24 posted on 02/09/2012 4:35:22 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: OneWingedShark
>> Parasites in general are gross (with a possible few exceptions).

> I’d think leeches would be that exception; they’re currently the best thing for re-attaching fingers and such because their method of drawing blood increases the bloodflow.

Yep, leeches are okay.

Maggots, on the other hand... Years ago as a wildlife rehabilitator I often had to clean out the wounds, and sometimes the eyes and ears, of little creatures that had been abandoned long enough that they were maggot infested. Nothing turns my stomach like a baby animal whose poor little face is covered in a squirming mass of maggots. Ye gods, awful!

By comparison, tapeworms, roundworms, even ticks, aren't so bad. [Shudder!]

25 posted on 02/09/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: null and void

ping


26 posted on 02/10/2012 3:34:43 PM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: krb
As a teen I worked at a company that dealt with exotic animals and reptiles. This was the norm when reptiles caught in the wild were sent to us. The tortoise had ticks packed in the hollow area where there legs meet the shell. Could spend hours picking ticks on a big shipment.
27 posted on 02/11/2012 7:36:05 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: krb
The Food Stamp President and His Faithful Followers
28 posted on 02/11/2012 8:14:33 PM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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To: dayglored

Still pretty disgusting, but I understand maggots are used

“for debriding non-healing necrotic skin and soft tissue wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, neuropathic foot ulcers, and non-healing traumatic or post-surgical wounds.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggot_therapy


29 posted on 06/19/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: goat granny
People make it way too complicated to remove ticks from animals. The notched spoon below costs about $1.99 and it takes ticks right off, head included everytime.

Parasites are disgusting and I am definitely on the snake's side here. However, I cannot imagine how it was possible for that many ticks to get on a snake. I'm thinking some sick bastard trapped the snake, nailed it to a board where it couldn't move, and manually planted all those ticks onto it.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 8:09:49 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: treetopsandroofs
The hospital my girlfriend worked at had the police bring in a bum that had a large lesion on his leg full of maggots. ER wouldn't remove them, they bandaged it and sent him to the floor...she had the job of using tweezers and picking them all off and dropping them into a jar of alcohol....gross but she said it was the cleanest wound she ever saw....they are great debriders and only eat dead flesh. When used for hospitals, they are raised in sterile conditions and put on a 4 x 4 dressing and then applied to the wound...very tiny and you cannot even feel them, when they get big, dressing removed and fresh one with just hatched maggots reapplied...cleans wounds especially on diabetics that don't heal well....this is sure an old freeper articles....:O)
31 posted on 06/19/2013 9:51:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SamAdams76

this one sure is old...I had to go back to find it in my account...LOL


32 posted on 06/19/2013 9:52:48 PM PDT by goat granny
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