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There's a Snake in my Room

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    SOMEBODY POISONED THE WATERING HOOOLE.

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bowen wrote: »
    Japenese Garter Snakes tend to be the worst.

    Really, anything the US has that Japan has tends to be the worst fucking animal imaginable. At least with this one deaths rarely occur because of fang placement in garter snakes.

    How is that snake a Japanese garter snake? It has almost no relation to garter snakes, other than being in the snake family.

    It's usually referenced as a Japanese garter snake by a lot of snake bite guides.

    I mean, they're part of the same snake family as corn snakes and actual garter snakes, body composition is the same with this family. Sort of like calling an albatross a seagull. Let me see if I can find an online site that links it as a Japanese garter snake.

  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    3.7 Taxonomy, Colubridae

    The name derives from the Latin "coluber", which means snake. This group includes more than 50 species distributed over 30 genera which have caused clinically significant venomous bites. Yet, only a few are genuinely dangerous. They have short small fangs on the maxillae at the back of the mouth (Opisthoglypha) [opistho = at the back], so that they have to open their mouth very wide (170 to 180° ) to inject venom. They also require a long contact period to introduce enough venom into the bite wound. Colubrids are often kept as pets, e.g. Elaphe sp. (rat snakes) or Lampropeltis sp. (king snakes, milk snakes). Some colubrids strangle their prey (e.g. Lampropeltis sp.). Thelothornis kirtlandii (vine snake) is a moderately dangerous, very thin snake with horizontal, keyhole-shaped pupils. These animals often slide over the ground with the front part of the body somewhat raised. The boomslang (Dispholidus typhus) in southern Africa is another dangerous colubrid, yet bites by this animal are quite exceptional. Haemorrhages are the most obvious symptom after a bite by a boomslang. Both Rhabdophis tigrinus (Japanese garter snake or yamakagashi) and Rhabdophis subminiatus (red-necked keelback) can inflict fatal bites.

    Also: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/snakebite/article_em.htm at the bottom of the 1st page.

  • ShockwaveShockwave Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Snake? Snake!?!
    Spoiler:

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man now I need to watch the Duck Tales movie again

    I have it on VHS still.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Man now I need to watch the Duck Tales movie again

    I have it on VHS still.

    More like I do :-p

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man now I need to watch the Duck Tales movie again

    I have it on VHS still.

    More like I do :-p

    Well... yeah. If we ever split up though I'm taking you to court for custody.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I used to think Badgers were the best animals ever. I wanted one as a pet. One day I actually read about them though and turns out they are some aggressive sons of bitches.

    Now I just want a sloth.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    badgers have been known to kill bears.

    bears.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    J3p wrote: »
    I used to think Badgers were the best animals ever. I wanted one as a pet. One day I actually read about them though and turns out they are some aggressive sons of bitches.

    Now I just want a sloth.

    Sloths are covered in gross. You'd have to get a newborn and give it baths fairy often so it doesn't become a moss-covered den of matted fur.

    Personally I think I'd like a hedgehog.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    J3p wrote: »
    I used to think Badgers were the best animals ever. I wanted one as a pet. One day I actually read about them though and turns out they are some aggressive sons of bitches.

    Now I just want a sloth.

    Sloths are covered in gross. You'd have to get a newborn and give it baths fairy often so it doesn't become a moss-covered den of matted fur.

    Personally I think I'd like a hedgehog.

    Maybe an Echidna?

    +./\ 50 ?. 50
  • Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    For some reason, I can't stand seeing a live mouse being feed to a snake. Whenever I see it happen, I'm just scream at the mouse to run.

    you god damn monster, are you devoid of all humanity?
    For wanting a mouse to get away from a snake?

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    J3p wrote: »
    J3p wrote: »
    I used to think Badgers were the best animals ever. I wanted one as a pet. One day I actually read about them though and turns out they are some aggressive sons of bitches.

    Now I just want a sloth.

    Sloths are covered in gross. You'd have to get a newborn and give it baths fairy often so it doesn't become a moss-covered den of matted fur.

    Personally I think I'd like a hedgehog.

    Maybe an Echidna?
    get a chinchilla. or a sugar glider.

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  • Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    I used to have three Chinchillas, they're pretty awesome.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    they sure are.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Is there a small mammal I could train to sit on my shoulder and fetch things for me? I think I'd like one of those.

    No monkeys though, they smell.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    fun fact: sloths actually let algea grow on them and then eat it as a snack

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    fun fact: sloths actually let algea grow on them and then eat it as a snack

    The most patient of all God's creatures.

    Oh my Lord! SLOTHS INVENTED AGRICULTURE!!

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2008
    sloths are too lazy to go down to the patent office and patent agriculture

  • IloveslimesIloveslimes Shoreline, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bowen wrote: »

    Also: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/snakebite/article_em.htm at the bottom of the 1st page.

    Okay, it still doesn't make much sense or seems to be a common usage. The Japanese would just call it the Japanese name and if you're messing around where those snakes live, you better know Japanese. Why not just call them a Japanese water snake?
    Your original point is still pretty accurate though, Japan gets some nasty creatures. Especially the Giant Hornets, those scare the hell out of me.

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    For some reason, I can't stand seeing a live mouse being feed to a snake. Whenever I see it happen, I'm just scream at the mouse to run.

    you god damn monster, are you devoid of all humanity?
    For wanting a mouse to get away from a snake?

    Snake gotta eat!

    Spoiler:
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  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    J3p wrote: »
    I used to think Badgers were the best animals ever. I wanted one as a pet. One day I actually read about them though and turns out they are some aggressive sons of bitches.

    Now I just want a sloth.

    Sloths are covered in gross. You'd have to get a newborn and give it baths fairy often so it doesn't become a moss-covered den of matted fur.

    Personally I think I'd like a hedgehog.

    my hedgehog is the best :D

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  • StraightziStraightzi Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Is there a small mammal I could train to sit on my shoulder and fetch things for me? I think I'd like one of those.

    No monkeys though, they smell.

    In theory a ferret

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    man, monkeys smell less then damn ferrets. plus you can get the monkey to leap onto your enemies' faces and jerk off, thus winning the battle as they retreat in disgust.

  • StraightziStraightzi Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Ferrets really don't smell if you take care of them at all

  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I remember seeing a David Attenborough documentary. He's just going through some garden all cheery as usual. This segment was about the hedgehog. He began with the usual information, and soon was retelling the history of how the hedgehog was believed to mate. See, animal studiers of older, sillier times believed that there was absolutely no way a hedgehog could mate normally, what with all those spines. They believed that the hedgehog must employ some bizarre ritual in order to have sex. In reality, the real answer to the question of how hedgehogs mate is "very carefully".

    Then 2 minutes of watching hedgehogs mate.

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Badgers were the best animals in Redwall

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bowen wrote: »

    Also: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/snakebite/article_em.htm at the bottom of the 1st page.

    Okay, it still doesn't make much sense or seems to be a common usage. The Japanese would just call it the Japanese name and if you're messing around where those snakes live, you better know Japanese. Why not just call them a Japanese water snake?
    Your original point is still pretty accurate though, Japan gets some nasty creatures. Especially the Giant Hornets, those scare the hell out of me.

    It's just the US bastardization I guess. They only get their poison from their food source and are otherwise pretty similar to garter snakes.

    Those hornets are disturbing.

  • IloveslimesIloveslimes Shoreline, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Those giant hornets are terrifying. From a website, talking about the sting of the suzumebachi: Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University near Tokyo, described the sensation as feeling "like a hot nail being driven into my leg."
    I have a phobia about wasps and hornets and I first learned about the giant Japanese hornets when one of the schools I worked at was having a nest removed. Then the next week, a suzumebachi flew into my classroom. The kids were swatting at it and I was trying not panic. That sucked a lot.

  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Those giant hornets are terrifying. From a website, talking about the sting of the suzumebachi: Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University near Tokyo, described the sensation as feeling "like a hot nail being driven into my leg."
    I have a phobia about wasps and hornets and I first learned about the giant Japanese hornets when one of the schools I worked at was having a nest removed. Then the next week, a suzumebachi flew into my classroom. The kids were swatting at it and I was trying not panic. That sucked a lot.

    Was it a normal hornet? My Japanese is a little nonexistent.

    Funny how that's hornet in Chinese and Japanse it's "vespine wasp"

  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bowen wrote: »
    Those giant hornets are terrifying. From a website, talking about the sting of the suzumebachi: Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University near Tokyo, described the sensation as feeling "like a hot nail being driven into my leg."
    I have a phobia about wasps and hornets and I first learned about the giant Japanese hornets when one of the schools I worked at was having a nest removed. Then the next week, a suzumebachi flew into my classroom. The kids were swatting at it and I was trying not panic. That sucked a lot.

    Was it a normal hornet? My Japanese is a little nonexistent.

    Funny how that's hornet in Chinese and Japanse it's "vespine wasp"

    I never ever want to ever meet one of those giant hornets, or even any rather large stinging insect.
    I like to avoid those sorts of things when I can.


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  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I know monkeys and dolphins have sex for fun, but one thing you never see any of these damn nature programs reporting on is whether or not any animals in the world masturbate.


    That just seems like something people should know about.

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    They'll know about it when I have a monkey that does it in their face.

  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    when i was a kid i used to catch garter snakes, they are cool lil duders

  • ForkesForkes Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Garter snakes don't even have teeth...all they do is stink up your hands a little bit.

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  • IloveslimesIloveslimes Shoreline, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bowen wrote: »
    Those giant hornets are terrifying. From a website, talking about the sting of the suzumebachi: Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University near Tokyo, described the sensation as feeling "like a hot nail being driven into my leg."
    I have a phobia about wasps and hornets and I first learned about the giant Japanese hornets when one of the schools I worked at was having a nest removed. Then the next week, a suzumebachi flew into my classroom. The kids were swatting at it and I was trying not panic. That sucked a lot.

    Was it a normal hornet? My Japanese is a little nonexistent.

    Funny how that's hornet in Chinese and Japanese it's "vespine wasp"

    No, it was one of the huge fucking ones. I was not happy at all. Sorry, I should have been clear when I started alternating the terms.

  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository PAHK YAH CAH IN DAH YAHD SouthieRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    bowen wrote: »
    Those giant hornets are terrifying. From a website, talking about the sting of the suzumebachi: Masato Ono, an entomologist at Tamagawa University near Tokyo, described the sensation as feeling "like a hot nail being driven into my leg."
    I have a phobia about wasps and hornets and I first learned about the giant Japanese hornets when one of the schools I worked at was having a nest removed. Then the next week, a suzumebachi flew into my classroom. The kids were swatting at it and I was trying not panic. That sucked a lot.

    Was it a normal hornet? My Japanese is a little nonexistent.

    Funny how that's hornet in Chinese and Japanese it's "vespine wasp"

    No, it was one of the huge fucking ones. I was not happy at all. Sorry, I should have been clear when I started alternating the terms.

    It's even worse when they're attached to women.
    Spoiler:

    Your fuckin' family's dug into the Southie projects like ticks. You, however, grew up on the North Shore, huh? Well, la-di-fuckin'-da. You were kind of a double kid, I bet, right? Huh? One kid with your old man, one kid with your mother. You're upper-middle class during the weeks, then you're droppin' your "R"s and you're hangin' in the big, bad Southie projects with your daddy on the weekends. I got that right?
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