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Cell Phone Call Saves Girls Surrounded By Rattlesnakes
Local 6 ^ | 7-08-4 | The Associated Press

Posted on 07/08/2004 12:29:36 PM PDT by Kennesaw

Cell Phone Call Saves Girls Surrounded By Rattlesnakes Rattlesnake Trapper Finds 25 To 30 Snakes In Area

POSTED: 1:41 pm EDT July 8, 2004 UPDATED: 2:19 pm EDT July 8, 2004

LIVINGSTON, Montana -- Two Colorado girls vacationing in Montana used a cell phone to call for help after finding themselves on a hillside infested with dozens of rattlesnakes.

Izzy Effler, 13, and Morgan Beadwell, 12, climbed a hill in Livingston to try to get cell phone reception.

However, while climbing, Izzy said a rattlesnake struck at her.

Morgan also reportedly stepped on a snake.

The girls then discovered that they were surrounded by six rattlers and used the phone to call for help, according to the report.

Brian Effler and his nephew eventually rescued the girls after shooting two of the snakes.

A rattlesnake trapper said he saw 25 to 30 snakes in the area.

The girls were not injured.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: cellphones; snakes; yikes
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To: appalachian_dweller

I would have emptied a full clip on it, then I would have reloaded! I'm not a snake lover.


21 posted on 07/08/2004 12:54:37 PM PDT by Delbert
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To: Kennesaw

Surrounded by vipers. Kinda like being the lone Republican at the democrat convention.


22 posted on 07/08/2004 12:55:17 PM PDT by beelzepug (V: May the force be with you . R: And also with you.)
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To: BadAndy

Rattle-snake jihad <---Hey that's a good name for a band, Mind if I use it?


23 posted on 07/08/2004 12:55:52 PM PDT by Delbert
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To: Kennesaw

I have always liked, been interested in and kept snakes, but I have never seen a rattler in the wild. I think it would be cool.


24 posted on 07/08/2004 12:56:27 PM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: newgeezer

Cell phones save people. Guns kill people.

Any questions?

I thought it was: stem cells save people (except aborted babies). Cell phones cause brain cancer (or headaches if you have a lousy carrier). Gun control saves criminals (and liberals then put idiotic judges in place to set the thugs free).

Any more questions???


25 posted on 07/08/2004 12:57:03 PM PDT by datakcy (I Pledge Allegiance - is that TOO MUCH to ask? If so, then go back to your tents & mud huts NOW!!!)
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To: Kennesaw

UGH! I've got a brother that does strange things sometimes, like picking up pigmy rattlesnakes. He's been bitten twice, so we hope he learned his lesson.


26 posted on 07/08/2004 12:58:28 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Kennesaw

When did they decide to move the DNC Convention? I didn't get the memo!


27 posted on 07/08/2004 12:59:59 PM PDT by Lowell (The voice from beyond the edge!)
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To: Kennesaw

What that funny Indiana Jones movie line: "Snakes! Snakes!! Why'd it have to be snakes?"


28 posted on 07/08/2004 1:01:01 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino )
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To: Conspiracy Guy

"Stop that. Snakes are good. Rats are bad."

Snakes eat RATS. Didn't the devil show up as a snake? Don't snakes tend to eat their victims head-first?

With all the RATS going to Boston - sounds like a Boston Market for snakes!

(the RATS are so full of snake venom they don't even know they are dead & half-devoured already - thank God for the antidote Jesus Christ (the Brazen Serpent) who sets the captive free!!!)


29 posted on 07/08/2004 1:04:14 PM PDT by datakcy (I Pledge Allegiance - is that TOO MUCH to ask? If so, then go back to your tents & mud huts NOW!!!)
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To: Kennesaw

When a girl's surrounded by rattle snakes, a cell phone is the next best thing to having John Wayne around...

(If you don't get this, you haven't seen enough John Wayne movies.)


30 posted on 07/08/2004 1:04:51 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Conspiracy Guy

(arms folded across chest) Well I don't like either one!


31 posted on 07/08/2004 1:08:48 PM PDT by Laura Earl (I have no tagline. But I am the better half of a $2/day monthly donor FReeper family.)
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To: datakcy

Rattle Snakes and the Serpent are not the same. But Boston would be a good place to release some rat eating snakes.


32 posted on 07/08/2004 1:10:02 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I have no tagline. But I am the worse half of a $2/day monthly donor FReeper family.)
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To: Laura Earl

I won't make you like them but the snakes do have a noble purpose.


33 posted on 07/08/2004 1:11:14 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I have no tagline. But I am the worse half of a $2/day monthly donor FReeper family.)
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To: newgeezer
Cell phones save people. Guns kill people.

Don't tell that to this girl

34 posted on 07/08/2004 1:11:21 PM PDT by Melpomene
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To: 1Old Pro
I think they'd arrest someone who shot rattlesnakes in NY.

It's illegal to shoot lawyers in every state.

35 posted on 07/08/2004 1:12:08 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl
I won't make you like them but the snakes do have a noble purpose.

Namely, to give Laura Earl the willies.

36 posted on 07/08/2004 1:13:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Kennesaw

Yikes!


37 posted on 07/08/2004 1:13:10 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Yeah, to scare the @#$% out of me. :(


38 posted on 07/08/2004 1:13:28 PM PDT by Laura Earl (I have no tagline. But I am the better half of a $2/day monthly donor FReeper family.)
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To: Lazamataz; Conspiracy Guy

Thanks Laz...CG, he gets it!


39 posted on 07/08/2004 1:14:00 PM PDT by Laura Earl (I have no tagline. But I am the better half of a $2/day monthly donor FReeper family.)
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To: Melpomene
7-year-old Virginia girl guns down a big snake

Ironically, the snake was trying to make a call on its cell phone.

40 posted on 07/08/2004 1:14:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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