Wednesday, June 01, 2005

That Anonymous sure knows his (or her) snakes

Anonymous said...
"Sorry to break it to you, but that's not a baby copperhead. In fact, it's not a venomous snake at all. Looks to me like a hatchling black rat snake. If you don't believe, go retrieve the body (I assume you killed it, and try to find a pair of fangs. Betcha don't... "

Okay, I've been on the 'net for a long time now. I'm no stranger to chat speak and 'netiquette. I fully realize that without inflection in one's voice, it's easy to misconstrue someone's intentions when they type. I try to be understanding and obtain clarification when necessary.

But Mr. or Ms. "Anonymous", you kind of sounded like a know-it-all turd in your comment.

But that's just me.

And why would you be sorry to "break it" to me? I, personally, was glad to hear that quite possibly we didn't have a nest of squirming little cylindrical reptiles full of venom lurking about our front yard. Even though you were snarky, I do thank you for bringing it to my attention. You really know your snakes, Anonymous.

No, we didn't dig up a body because the damn dog done tore it all to bits, but we did do several Google searches and what do ya know ... it appears that there baby snake IS a baby black rat snake. Thankfully.

So, to all who have found my site because of the supposed baby copperhead pic - my apologies.

(Yes, I have PMS. Back off, dudes.)


Anonymous said...

lol i know how u fill some ppl just thank their better then us and i hate to be true ...and i love the pms dill lol i know how u fill on that one to :)

KarbonKountyMoos said...

And here I went & sent all the googlers here - since they're looking for the baby photos on my blog. When I looked at the photo I thought - "what do copperheads do - gum you to death?".

I see lots of bull snakes & rattlesnakes. Bull snakes live, rattlesnakes don't.

So, should I post an entry for folks looking for baby black rat snake photos?

Redneck Diva said...

I thought maybe his teeth hadn't come in yet! LOL Obviously, I don't know much about snakes.

Yeah, I'm thinkin' at this point you should send all those lookin' for black rat snakes here. Instead of those lookin' for dang copperheads. Geez. I just took my husband's word for it. I should've consulted the almight Google first, eh? Or at the very least, Anonymous.

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