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    but isn't it a great visual image? Begone, alligator, or I'll heave this freezing-cold swan at you and you'll go into instant torpor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    but isn't it a great visual image? Begone, alligator, or I'll heave this freezing-cold swan at you and you'll go into instant torpor.
    you're insane! (and I mean that as a compliment!)

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    Years of practice. Thanks for noticing!

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    Hate to break it to you, Olympia but snakes are all over New York... or at least a lot of them are in Shirley, NY

    http://news.yahoo.com/york-town-find...222824121.html

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    I can attest that Pawling, NY, which is in Dutchess County, had lots and lots of copperhead snakes, which are both poisonous and unpredictable. From time to time, you'd hear of a timber rattlesnake, too, but very infrequently

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I can attest that Pawling, NY, which is in Dutchess County, had lots and lots of copperhead snakes, which are both poisonous and unpredictable. From time to time, you'd hear of a timber rattlesnake, too, but very infrequently
    I don't ever think of snakes in FL... but everywhere else in the lower 48 I seem to be on the look out... I'd love to venture out on hikes when I travel but the idea of biting snakes that put venom in my veins has me terrified...

    probably like someone coming to Alaska with a fear of bears lol

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    I do. When I'm in FL, I think about snakes all the time. They have huge rattlesnakes and pygmy rattlesnakes & water moccasins, not to mention coral snakes, and snakes that look like coral snakes but that aren't.
    http://venomoussnakesfl.com/pygmy.htm
    And non poisonous, but very large black snakes, and utterly huge Burmese pythons that have escaped from people who kept them as pets.

    Like this one
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1350551

    They organize python hunts and catch them
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...asive-science/

    They also have poisonous frogs/toads
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_1951876.html

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    I'm not looking at those photos! At least not in dead of night. Poisonous frogs and toads? Yipes! Toni, make room for me in Alaska.

    I read about the guy on Long Island with hundreds of snakes. Creep me out! There are some seriously weird people on this planet. Apparently he had an online snake business. Talk about a snake oil salesman. What does he do, ship them UPS? If I lived on the same block as that guy, I'd buy a mongoose or two. And of course I'd carry ice cubes with me at all times. There would be a lot of slumbering snakes on his sidewalk.

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