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Cobra Bites, Critically Injures Florida Animal Sanctuary Worker
NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

Posted on 06/26/2014 2:04:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A spectacled cobra bit the hand of a worker at a Florida wildlife sanctuary when she was cleaning the snake cages Thursday morning, critically injuring her.

The woman, 37, was transported to Palms West Hospital in critical condition, after emergency officials received a call from McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary in Loxahatchee at about 5:45 a.m.

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 2:04:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Let the f’n snake clean his own cage.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 2:07:21 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway

Somehow human beings establishing a sanctuary for deadly cobra snakes on a continent that is not their natural habitat and being in close proximity to those snakes seems a bit bizarre.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 2:11:41 PM PDT by allendale
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To: 353FMG

+1... no, +2!


4 posted on 06/26/2014 2:12:14 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

wanna be a snake cage cleaner ?

get your degree online now at Reptile University.

our grads are in high demand at snake joints everywhere.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 2:14:39 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: nickcarraway

That snake needs a room mate: a mongoose.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 2:15:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

If you have a venomous snake you should also be required to keep serum on hand

Negligent as well as stupid


7 posted on 06/26/2014 2:15:45 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: allendale

My guess, it’s someone’s abandoned pet snake.

I thought they could milk the venom out of those snakes.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 2:18:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, this is one of those insane places that collect out of place and dangerous creatures just for the Hell of it.

Probably tax supported at some level.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 2:26:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 353FMG

Just turn the d@mned thing loose in the Everglades


10 posted on 06/26/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: nickcarraway

“A spectacled cobra bit the hand of a worker”

Well for gosh sakes isn’t there some government program that can get the poor animal contacts? You know how vane cobras are. It probably won’t wear its spectacles and can’t see.

I would expect zero to comment on this immediately!


11 posted on 06/26/2014 2:34:48 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name (\w)
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To: nickcarraway

Calling Rikki-Tikki-Tavi!


12 posted on 06/26/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: allendale
Oh, I saw on the television a while back, this ol boy had ahold of a big oh super duper poisonous mamba jamba (or whatever) snake and went to place it back in it's cage. The lid just lifts off...so, he lifted it off.

The dude went to lay the snake into the cage, he did the ol 1...2...3, then dropped it in, grabbed the lid to place on top and this mamba jamba snake struck him right in the belly.

The look on his face was priceless. He knew...I just screwed the pooch on this one.

I think he lived, but was hospitalized for like a decade. lol

13 posted on 06/26/2014 2:38:13 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: allendale
Somehow human beings establishing a sanctuary for deadly cobra snakes on a continent that is not their natural habitat and being in close proximity to those snakes seems a bit bizarre.

These snakes need to be killed the moment they're discovered.

Bored with pitbulls, black market venomous snakes have become the must-have accessories among south Florida drug dealers and those who admire them. Eventually, many of their owners quickly figure out that keeping these reptiles might not end well and so they let them loose. And in a comfortable climate free of natural predators, they're thriving.

Thanks Floritards!

14 posted on 06/26/2014 2:47:15 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: servantboy777

I saw that episode...the guy nearly bought the farm.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 2:47:38 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: nickcarraway

I know all the snake haters would suggest some manly way to destroy it,...but damn, I think cobras are cool as hell..


16 posted on 06/26/2014 2:48:54 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: servantboy777

This calls for a good tune:

Ray Wiley Hubbard: Snake Farm

http://youtu.be/_jNWPUFNA2U


17 posted on 06/26/2014 2:50:20 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: Drew68

Read about the ecological disaster that released pythons are having in the Everglades and other Florida wetlands. Always wondered why instead of killing feral cats, it would be better to neuter them, feed them python meat for a week and then release them in the Everglades. Not saying they would always win against mature pythons but cats are very canny hunters and would probably destroy a lot of python nests. Pythons have no natural enemies in North america.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 2:55:59 PM PDT by allendale
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To: nickcarraway

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed;....” Genesis 3:15


19 posted on 06/26/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: allendale

“Pythons have no natural enemies in North America.”

That is incorrect. I am a natural enemy.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Smellin Salt

Bad idea.

Make boots out of them — those distinctive markings on the back of the head would look very good on the shaft of the boot.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 3:06:28 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: allendale

Substitute ‘muslim’ for ‘snake’ and your statement still works.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT by tbpiper (B)
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To: editor-surveyor

Kind of like a small zoo hmm. Well they need to be more careful with their snakes.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 3:15:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Bryan24

Yes ma’a :-)

This is speaking of the Edenic serpent (probably a guise of the devil) — not our modern literal snakes — but what’s a little theology between us?


24 posted on 06/26/2014 3:17:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Bryan24

ma’a should be ma’am


25 posted on 06/26/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Ahh that is sightist!


26 posted on 06/26/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 353FMG

Or, put the snakes eyes on the toe of the boot


27 posted on 06/26/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tsomer

I once heard Bob Livingston tell the story of Jerry Jeff getting Up Against the Wall from Ray, and the reaction from the crowd when they played it for the first time. They knew *immediately* they had a big hit on their hands.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Smellin Salt

That’s what happened during Andrew. A place like this was destroyed by the storm, and all the pythons headed out into the Glades. The rest is history.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 3:41:35 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: nickcarraway

That’s a beautiful snake. But holy cow, the meticulous care a person would have to take around it...let your guard down for a moment, and, well...


30 posted on 06/26/2014 4:13:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: 353FMG

I’ll never be bitten by a snake because I stay the heck away from them!


31 posted on 06/26/2014 4:37:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: pallmallman

“I know all the snake haters would suggest some manly way to destroy it,...but damn, I think cobras are cool as hell..”

They are and serve a purpose, just not in captivity for anything other than research. In my humble opinion.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 5:56:53 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: nickcarraway

Note to self: don’t ever get a job cleaning cobra cages, no matter what.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 5:59:10 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: pallmallman
but damn, I think cobras are cool as hell..

Yeah, on Animal Planet! In my back yard? Not so much.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: hoosiermama

you’d thnk so but there isnt a great deal of surplus antivenom around, and who knows how long it lasts.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 6:14:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FreedomPoster

I’ve got a cd somewhere of Jerry Jeff’s greatest hits that includes a live rendition, and he gives Ray Wiley credit in his introduction.

I think that was the first time I heard of Ray Wiley.

All Southerners have two first names—one of the few things Sherman couldn’t take or burn down.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 9:56:02 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: slouper

I thought there was a law against bringing those things over here. If not there ought to be. I’d say a minimum of five years for possession, and 15 or so for trafficking— no possibility of parole. Legitimate research facilities could be exempted but should be closely monitored.

Mambas, cobras and the like make our pit vipers look like kittens. I doubt there’s a snake on earth that couldn’t thrive somewhere in the Southern US. Keeping them out is one of the few services the government could render.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 10:11:17 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: slouper

Well, commonsense must be used by anyone studying snakes in captivity (and in the wild too, obviously)...I just find them fascinating...more so than any other kind of snake. They’re beautiful, exotic, and oh so deadly.


38 posted on 06/27/2014 3:38:17 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Drew68

That’s reasonable.


39 posted on 06/27/2014 3:39:48 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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