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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 11:52 AM
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Wal-Mart Shopper Bitten By Snake In Garden Section Of Store
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A call to Liberty 911 was placed at 7:26, reporting a man had been bitten by a snake in the store's lawn and garden center.

Liberty County Animal Control officer Linda Cordry said the snake was captured and taken with the man, whose name has not been released, to the Liberty Regional Medical Center emergency room.

"We got a plastic container and got the snake in it," she said.

The snake, a 10-inch long baby timber rattler, was eventually destroyed.

Wal-Mart store officials could not be reached for comment.

Just how the snake got into the plant the man was handling is also a mystery. Cordry speculated it might have come from the work being done on Frank Cochran Drive Extension, adjacent to the store, if its habitat there was disturbed.

It also might have been in the plant to start with and the warm weather in early January threw off its biological clock and ended its hibernation early.

"With the unseasonably warm temperatures, they wake up," Cordry said. "Usually, they stay underground until it warms up."

A snake regaining consciousness in winter does happen, she explained, but in these circumstances.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13872083&BRD=...
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 11:55 AM
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1. why did they have to kill it?
couldn't they just relocate the snake?
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 11:59 AM
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2. It was the WalMart CEO
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:00 PM
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3. That was actually funny.
LOL

:toast:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:00 PM
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4. LOLOL
Yes, it was :D
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:02 PM
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7. But hughly slanderous to snakedom
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:02 PM
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5. Or maybe a rendition

there might be a law requiring the disposal of animals that attack humans
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:02 PM
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6. Shocking...
there was a snake in a plant?

Just kidding for those that are sarcasm impaired, but why is this a story? Of course there are snakes. The repukes haven't yet succeeded in killing all of the animal life yet.

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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:14 PM
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8. Satan is in Wal-Mart. Tell the Red States....n/t
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:16 PM
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9. Is that where they keep them?
What about the alcohol soaked goldfish? I am going to a Super Bowl party and might need a couple
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:22 PM
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10. Why didn't they give the snake to a zoo or humane society
which maybe could have relocated it?
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:33 PM
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11. I wonder how big the traffic jam was?
I can visualize a whole convoy of lawyers' cars chasing that ambulance all the way to the hospital.
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