Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Bit Squeamish

 This is a snake in the area class. All were invited to walk up an extremely steep hillside.You can stop here and give me your YECH in the comments.




Prairie Ringneck, full grown.



Ringneck babies




 All were mostly held by ladies, a fun day in the park.When the boys of the group heard where to look they took to the hills.

16 comments:

  1. I would not be anywhere near to snakes... I have a fear of them ---for no specific reason other than I just shiver when thinking about them... SO--I'll leave the snake hunting up to you and those that like it... ha ha
    Betsy

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  2. Love the little girl with her tongue clamped between her lips in concentration as she touches the snake. :)

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  3. I think snakes are very cool despite having recently been bit by a copperhead. I read somewhere that snakes are a sign of a healthy ecosystem.

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  4. Hahahaaa....fun post Steve! I wouldn't mind holding one!
    hughugs

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  5. I'm not surprised that women were the first to step up and hold a snake. We do what we have to do! Lol.

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  6. They feel different from what you think they will!

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  7. I don't mind the "good" snakes as long as they stay out of my way when they're big. I even occasionally catch a green snake or garter snake for the grands. I've had to kill two snakes these past couple of weeks though, no knowing for sure what they were because the dogs wouldn't leave them alone long enough for me to see. I was afraid they'd be bitten without knowing.

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  8. This is a great idea to introduce small children to reptiles, under careful supervision of course. I still am not sure which are poisonous or non-poisonous, apart from the rattlesnakes which I used to come across when we lived on a pretty barren hillside in southern California. I do have a fascination for them and don't mind being around them if I come across one, which is rare but I am always on the look out.

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  9. I'm not a big fan of snakes but as long as it's just pictures I'll be fine :) Love that picture of the little girl

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  10. I like snakes so I enjoy your post. We only have a very few garter snakes here.

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  11. I'll leave the "snake holding" to others, but it is good for kids to learn not to fear them and think of them as "horrible creatures". Most snakes are good and many of them help us out by eating rodents. As long as everyone stays in "their space and not mine", I'm OK with them. Mickie :)

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  12. I don't mind snakes in controlled environments like that. So long as they aren't poisonous of course!

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  13. a tiny blind snake that looks rather like a worm is Hawaii's only snake - other than eels and such off shore-



    Enjoy your weekend!
    Aloha from Waikiki
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  14. Nice picture story. Snakes are fascinating. Don't want to hold one, though.

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  15. I was fascinated by snakes as a young boy. I captured them and kept them in cages in my yard. At one point I had more than fifteen on my "snake farm". That was until a hurricane came along and toppled all of their cages. A few days later my mother was in the vegetable garden and a three foot long black racer wrapped around her ankle when she stepped on it. I was never allowed to keep snakes again.

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