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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:06 PM
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Parents find snake cuddled up to baby boy
ST. THOMAS, Ont. - An Ontario couple were horrified when they woke up to find a snake lying on their infant's chest.

The month-old boy also had a small bite on his neck.

The baby was checked out in hospital and is fine.

The parents told police their son was sleeping in bed with them and they awoke at about 7 a.m. and spotted the snake.

The black and white reptile, a non-venomous California king snake, is about 45 centimetres long.

It had slithered away from an neighbor's apartment, where it was kept as a pet.

"It was lying on the shoulder-neck area." said Cont. Glenn Hodgson of St. Thomas police.
http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0707snake-bed...
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:07 PM
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1. Looking for warmth...n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:08 PM
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2. Holy Crap!!!!!!!!
:wow: :scared:
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:10 PM
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3. Happy ending to that story. Here's another
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:11 PM by despairing optimist
A few years ago some guy in NYC, I think in the Bronx but not really important where, had a pet python that he hadn't fed for more than two weeks. He kept the snake in a box underneath his bed. Connect the dots: the hungry python strangled the guy while he was sleeping and ate him. Now if that isn't natural selection at work, I don't know what is.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:27 PM
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5. Yes, it was in The Bronx....in 1996
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:27 PM by mcscajun
http://www.anapsid.org/nyburm.html

I remember that story...but I didn't have your wit on it: Natural Selection, indeed. :)
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 PM
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7. Thanks for the cross-reference. I didn't realize it was that long ago
Unless there was another clueless snake lover in the city who didn't read the first story and became one himself. :-)
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 PM
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14. I wonder if the '96 case made it to the Darwin Awards for that year.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:55 PM by mcscajun
:)

Nevermind...my curiosity got the better of me (as usual) and I tracked it down.

Both the '96 case (AND the '99 copycat idiot) made their respective yearly lists.

http://www.darwinawards.com/
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:11 PM
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4. Okaaaaaaay
So we take the twin pit bulls to the neighbouring apartment for a 'romp'.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:27 PM
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6. Probably not as bad as this snake.... or at least I would hope so....
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:36 PM
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12. That snake is one meal away from eating a child.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 PM
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13. He's a pet... see, he's getting his head/hair washed. Shocking, isn't it?
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:15 PM
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15. Horses, birds, and dogs can learn a child is part of...
their herd, flock, or pack. To a snake that child is just meat.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 PM
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8. I took an afternoon nap with a spider like this
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 PM by undeterred
I spent a summer in Africa many years ago. One day I took a nap after lunch and had a little quilt over me. When I got up and folded the quilt a big harry spider fell out. I screamed. It was a completely harmless spider about 3 inches in diameter. If I had felt it crawling on me during the nap I think I would have had a heart attack... still gives me creeps to think about it!

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Twillig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 PM
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9. Hey, the California King Snake is a good snake!
Parents(who are vampires) bite boy, blame it on snake(which is a constrictor). :sarcasm:

Sounds like a good anti-snake snake to have. (maybe not in Ontario..)

http://www.whozoo.org/Intro2000/vansibor/VanSib_Califor...
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:36 PM
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11. all king snakes are good snakes
I have a soft spot for garters and ribbons too, used to have a ribbon.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:34 PM
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10. awwwwww
I didn't think snakes cared to cuddle, that is cute.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:35 PM
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16. soooooooo sweet! too cute! n/t
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:44 PM
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17. Aww, a month old and he's already making friends!
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:51 PM
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18. "already making friends?"
With his choice in friends it looks like he'll grow up to be a republican. :evilgrin:
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