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  •  Wow, Knucklehead. Yo De Man. (5+ / 0-)

    What a beautiful story. Too many of us are just too fucking afraid, or stupid, or brutal, to live and let live when it comes to animals -- especially snakes. My hat is off to you for being a true caring human being.

    I've got to admit that I did kill a snake (only one I've killed after 40 years of living amongst them in the Texas boonies). It was a Diamondback coiled up in my drive-way and there was no way I could relocate her without serious danger. Besides, simply shooing him away was not an option in a household with active kids running around the monte. I still feel bad about it, though, 30 years later.

    "Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.” Simone Weil

    by chuco35 on Tue May 15, 2012 at 11:44:04 AM PDT

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    •  chuco35 (5+ / 0-)
      I still feel bad about it, though, 30 years later.
      We sometimes do what we have to at the time, even with a heavy heart. And to be still feeling about it 30 years on tells me plenty about where your heart is.
      I try & teach young kids the difference between dangerous ones & non-dangerous ones while instilling in them that they are all here for a very good reason. Also, that because they are dangerous is not a reason to kill them but to try & avoid the clear & present danger, since you get a warning repeatedly in most cases.
      Snakes do not attack.
      Here`s my young friend Nicky with a Santa Monica Mountain King snake.
      NIKI & SNAKE

      He declined on this big Black Tarantula


      I`m already against the next war.

      by Knucklehead on Tue May 15, 2012 at 01:21:53 PM PDT

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