Snakes: True or False

It’d be safe to say, every kid who ventured out of doors at one time or another¬† and Critter Control¬† was warned to keep an eye pealed for these extraordinary creatures, less you become another victim who fell victim to a mi-roding reptile called the “Hoop Snake”. This extra muscle and long snake has the abilities of forming a perfect 360 degree circle with its own body while on the floor.

Rolling at incredible rates dodging trees, cars and any other thing in its path, the viscious Hoop Snake chases its prey down, up hills, down hills, up sets of measures, through the lawn and over the local cat, nothing could stop this ancient reptile as it’s on the trail of a child, their preferred prey. As a kid, I looked around every corner to assure my safety against this recognized snake and I guess I did a great job of preventing it, as I never did get to see one, or fulfill another child who saw one or had been chased by one. I would guess my creation was quicker then the generations of past, as pretty much every adult who talked of this monster was a former sufferer or had a relative who had been scourged with a Hoop Snake. It’s sad when children grow up and realize there are no Hoop Snakes, It played a big part in many kids lives. The adults told their tales with such an extreme dread in their voice and explained this creature in such detail, a child never had a opportunity.

There’s no telling how many children got a spanking by the originators of the tail for being late for dinner or for not being on time only because they walked slow, appearing at each spot in the space where a Hoop Snake could lay in wait for them, while on their way home. It was a really confusing time for a whole lot of children in my former community, I can tell you that with all honesty. Can you imagine the strength it would have had this creature been real? To have the ability to flip up on its side defies the laws of physics as does its ability to swerve in and out of trees and other objects while its eyes are appearing either up or down rather than seeing what Lay in its route. Well I guess I supplied a couple of adults with a small amount of laughter as they watched me walk away looking around every corner I came to.

We have the dreaded Milk Snake who was accountable for children acquiring brittle bone disorder. As a child, I was told to drink all of my milk since there’s been an increase of Milk Snakes on account of the heavy rains and there was certain to be a milk deficit fairly shortly. This Milk Snake wasn’t linked to the true milk snake, a part of the King Snake family, (Lampropeltis triangulum), not at all. This snake was fat and long, all black and slid into barns under the cloak of darkness, moving along slowly and deliberately, a cow never stood a chance. It would latch onto the cows undamaged rather than giving a thought to the children whose teeth were certain to drop out and acquire brittle bones, it sucked that bad cow dry. We had been told that farmers could come to the barn at day break to locate dust leaving the cows intact as they tried to milk it.

Some farmers had a bounty on this snake and could pay major bucks for each milk snake which was attracted to them. I never actually thought about it but can you imagine how big the milk snake should have been to consume a few gallons of milk in a single sitting? We’re talking twenty-five feet and as large around as a football. Surely a snake that big would have been easy to locate but like the vampire that managed to drink six liters of blood out of one human victim, it was magical because nobody ever collected the first dollar of each the bounty’s offered with this milk thief, none. Snakes are now lactose intolerant and forcing a snake to consume two ounces of snake might well cause its demise. Fooled again!

This terrifying animal is the product of two quite amorous and different species of snakes that happened upon one and other a brief time back. These weren’t ordinary young uns but snakes with half of those fathers defencive weaponry and half of the moms.

It had long folding fangs and enormous venom glands, it had been then its mother and father by two feet. This snake was obviously mean because the rest of the snakes would not have anything to do with it and it would sting anything it came upon from Sherie anger built up inside it. Now I realize that it had the appropriate name “Bull” since I learned a rattlesnake and a pine snake have about as much chance of repeating as a cat and a dog would have if they marry! Again, busted, no true bull snakes, never was never will be, again, some adults thought of building a child look like an idiot.

We have the Coach whip snake, a mean and dastardly critter who would chase you down, excursion you and whip the top off your back, for no good reason whatsoever, just down right meanness. A Coach whip was supposed to take one look at a kid and for reasons unknown become excruciating, it was a speedy snake, faster then the average eight year old anyway. It would get in the front of the running child and trip him up causing him to fall and by the time that the child knew what was happening the whip snake could use its specially braided tail to flog the poor kid half to death. The hospital had a ward setup for sufferers of whip Snake attack. I never met a sufferer but every adult I met knew the name of a child unfortunate enough to cross paths with this brutal killer. The last man assaulting Whip Snake was murdered on the day I became an adult, what a pity I never got to warn my children about this monster of the deep woods. They had been replaced bu a thin Whip Snake belonging to the household Masticophis and nip when captured but not use their braided tails to hurt humans in any respect. Funny how things work out is not it.

Have you heard about the terrific mother snake which will protect her babies at all costs to herself? This super mother snake will open her mouth as wide as possible when ever she feels danger from the immediate region and scoops all her babies inside and scurries off to security? What a terrific gal, this is the way the southern Cottonmouth is believed to protect her brood of unskilled young. I have meet and spoke to three different people in my carrier that are adamant about witnessing this event in the wilds of Georgia and Alabama. Want a surprise, I think them and’m sure they saw the big Cottonmouth take some smaller ones next to her. The thing I disagree with was the bigger snakes motives! The two Cottonmouths and Copperheads are members of their household Agkistrodon and one attribute enamored for this family is that they are generally around the cannibalistic side and will eat members of their own species as quickly as they would eat different species of snakes. They aren’t regurgitated after unless she becomes sick and believe me, they’re in no condition to creep off. This myth is broken, never happened and never will, sorry guys.

Next is the snake with the poisonous breath! 1 real bad person, This snake doesn’t have fangs nor does it possess venom, its defensive weapon is its Toxic breath. It appears as if it has the capability of releasing a gaseous sort of nerve wracking mist when it’s dealing with a human who aims are to hold it captive. It’s thought to puff up its body by taking in all the atmosphere it may hold and it subsequently faces its captor and releases this poison directly into the face of the unsuspecting individual who instantly releases the snake and then drops to the floor, paralyzed. It’s thought to have been the cause of some of its victims being buried prematurely because of the death like look they were left in following the confrontation. A really scary animal indeed. Sad to say that this is Steven Spielberg fantasy at its very best. No doubt that the breath of a snake who just swallowed a fish which was lying on the bank of a river for a couple of days will be enough to knock down a human but that’s as far as it could go.

This person can actually put someone into a trance and render them incapable of running or moving away so that they are left to the snakes! It usually occurs during mid summer so I was told when little girls went to the woods to pick berries to the families desert. While picking berries that the snake could get near the individual and when the person appeared deep in thought, it might spring up in front of them. Being terrified the snake could stair deeply into the eyes of its prey casting a spell upon this person and controlling their thoughts. Some kids were never heard from again. This is one scary client to say the least, I wonder how it heard the human language? I have well over 25 snakes and I can not get one of them to say a single word, possibly because snakes don’t have a voice box and are suffering with poor vision at best. A fantastic narrative but no dice, a snakes eyes aren’t positioned to see what’s right in front of them with both eyes so the head on stair is broken.

This secret weapon is present and has been created to strike down any person that caught it and held its neck in such a way as to prevent the snake from biting its captor. The tail has a large quantity of thick scales in the tip that hides a sharp stinger that’s connected to its venom gland by a long thin artery. The tail is pointed in the people throat and with a powerful thrust it in beds that the stinger deep into the flesh and then it releases the venom killing the human nearly immediately in its tracks. Just one more reason to remain clear of snakes in the wild. There are snakes with odd looking tail hints but they have little to do with causing injury to humans. Another snake is in reality quite venomous and has taken human lives but not using its tail is the Bush Master (Laceshis muta) of South America. The tail tip of the Pit Viper is demanding and is considered by most scientists that the result of a rattle that began to form long past but failed to materialize over time. The rough tail serves no practical purpose known to man at this moment. There’s no species of snake which possesses any sort of device in its tail which can be utilised as a weapon against any living thing, never was and never will be, Busted.

Do you understand precisely how poisonous a Western diamondback actually is? It so happened that a couple of years ago a wealthy man bought a new pair of snake skin boots to put off his trendy wardrobe. He had been so proud of these boots he wore them everywhere he went. Not seeing it in time the snake struck killing the guy in a couple of minutes. The guy was discovered and after the funeral that his kids went to the home to talk about his will and see with one and other. The oldest son asked the rest of the household if he could have the gorgeous boots? A couple of days later, the son put the boots and walked down stairs. He stopped short of going into the kitchen, grabbed his chest and fell to the ground, dead! He was just 27, in great health, everyone was saddened by the loss of two close relatives. Again following the funeral everyone gathered and spoke among themselves, all deeply saddened over the young dads and brothers death in such a brief time. Among the friends who was in the house asked if he could possibly have the boots as he wanted something to remember his friend by. Everybody knew how close the guy and their brother were all agreed to give him the boots as a token remembrance of the brother. The very next day they had been shocked to hear of their buddies death! 1 sister exclaimed “that the Boots”, it has to be those $(*&%^ boots. The girl went to his house and asked to see the boots, she scrutinized them tightly as any person could and on the inside of the ideal boot, she discovered a snake fang still dripping with venom. This was the fang in the snake that killed her dad and it’d went on to kill her brother and a friend. Scary is not it? The fang of a Gaboon viper (Bitis gaboonica) is the greatest fang in the world measuring two inches. That’s one long fang, however even if full of venom, there might not be sufficient to kill a pet dog much less three guys.

Number ten, the one that you are waiting for is the narrative of the vengeful snake! Several years ago a guy living in Southern India was collecting wood from the nearby woods when he came upon a King Cobra sitting on a nest caring for her eggs beneath. The Cobra wasn’t causing him any sort of harm but the guy decided to kill the female snake since people often gathered wood here and they may be given a deadly bite from the snake. Injured, the snake fled to the woods. The guy was so scared he ran home as fast as his legs would take him. For weeks and then months the guy was frightened that the male would take revenge, his sleep was small, his nerves were shattered. He had forgot the snake episode through time and he was almost fifty-seven decades of age now. On a chilly morning in early winter he reached for some fire wood to warn his two room home. There was but a single dry log near the fire area, he dressed and went to the forest to gather wood. After about 1/2 hour of wood that he started for home. Crossing a trail he felt a sharp pain deep inside his lower right leg. The man could feel the venom begin to take effect and dropped along side the snake. Before he closed his eyes for the last time, he saw a huge section of the snakes side was missing and fearful over! It was the snake he had struck eighteen years before. It’d tracked him almost 900 miles, over mountains and across large valleys, eventually it get the revenge that had kept it alive for so long. Both were discovered by villagers and buried not knowing the entire story, snakes don’t forget and they get even. Wow what a narrative, I’m never likely to kill a snake, not me and I wouldn’t even consider calling this narrative “not accurate” No sir not me, no!

 

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