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(WBIR Knoxville)   Everyone breathe easy. After diligent work by police, emergency services, a tow truck driver and car mechanics, the eight-inch baby corn snake that terrorized Knoxville TN yesterday has been found dead   (wbir.com ) divider line
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2337 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Aug 2012 at 9:20 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-30 09:21:49 AM  
Aww, dammit. :-(
 
2012-08-30 09:22:31 AM  
Awww,

Poor little guy!
 
2012-08-30 09:23:15 AM  
I bet they did it dismantling the car.
 
2012-08-30 09:25:29 AM  

the_rev: I bet they did it dismantling the car.


Ah. If only I could draw or photoshop....
 
2012-08-30 09:29:05 AM  
lulz.com
 
2012-08-30 09:29:48 AM  
www.wbir.com

OMG!! Everyone PANIC!! Look at that monster!!

//Poor little guy
 
2012-08-30 09:31:07 AM  
I grew up near Knoxville where, as a kid, it wasn't uncommon to pick up corn snakes or rat snakes with my bare hands and torment my sisters with them. I know the differences between all the poisonous and non-poisonous snakes in the area. But if a baby snake started crawling out my air vent while I was driving down the road, I would absolutely flip the fark out.
 
2012-08-30 09:33:40 AM  
Someone better tell Bobby Hill that they sent Josh to the farm...
 
2012-08-30 09:35:17 AM  
I can remember a time when a man from Eastern TN would have taken the chance with a snake bite rather than face the embarassment this story will cause. Not much of a "Volunteer".
 
2012-08-30 09:35:25 AM  
Unfortunate. They're really good snakes to have around. Their diet needs are all various critters we typically spend money to kill off anyways. Rather have a corn or black snake around any day to traps and poisons.
 
2012-08-30 09:36:57 AM  
Pussy
 
2012-08-30 09:41:54 AM  
Slow news day.
 
2012-08-30 09:42:51 AM  

wellreadneck: I can remember a time when a man from Eastern TN would have taken the chance with a snake bite rather than face the embarassment this story will cause. Not much of a "Volunteer".


No kidding. I think most of the people I know would just say "well, I'll be damned" and pull over and try to grab the snake themselves instead of going through that ridiculous ordeal.
 
2012-08-30 09:47:08 AM  

the_rev: wellreadneck: I can remember a time when a man from Eastern TN would have taken the chance with a snake bite rather than face the embarassment this story will cause. Not much of a "Volunteer".

No kidding. I think most of the people I know would just say "well, I'll be damned" and pull over and try to grab the snake themselves instead of going through that ridiculous ordeal.


If given the choice, most of the guys I know would rather die from a snake bite than die of shame. It's worse than having to ask a neighbor for help because you can't back your bass boat into the driveway on your own.
 
2012-08-30 09:47:17 AM  
If one more article with auto-play video get greened today, someone is getting stabbed.
 
2012-08-30 09:50:31 AM  
you call that a snake?

/australia frowns on your shenanigans
 
2012-08-30 09:52:03 AM  
There is only one way I would deal with that car.

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2012-08-30 09:56:46 AM  
Uh, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no way that the dead snake they found was the same snake that was seen crawling around earlier that day. That poor little serpent corpse is dessicated and stiff and has obviously been dead for several days if not weeks.

So, Mr. Bald Snake-Fearing Driver, you are still driving around with a mother-farkin snake in your mother-farkin car.

Cheers!
 
2012-08-30 10:03:14 AM  
That's odd. Baby snakes live in a hole that is usually empty. Tiny, too.

/SMPTE
 
2012-08-30 10:14:14 AM  
If you haven't seen this Russian motorcycle highway "164 MPH Snake Surprise" I really recommend the shiat out of it.

Link

wellreadneck: the_rev: wellreadneck: I can remember a time when a man from Eastern TN would have taken the chance with a snake bite rather than face the embarassment this story will cause. Not much of a "Volunteer".

No kidding. I think most of the people I know would just say "well, I'll be damned" and pull over and try to grab the snake themselves instead of going through that ridiculous ordeal.

If given the choice, most of the guys I know would rather die from a snake bite than die of shame. It's worse than having to ask a neighbor for help because you can't back your bass boat into the driveway on your own.



It's my understanding that when parking the bass boat, what you do is put your hand at the very bottom of the steering wheel, then turn the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to actually go, no translating or flipping or thinking. I will however ask the neighbor for help anyways because I heard he grows weed.
 
2012-08-30 10:14:30 AM  

mark625: Uh, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no way that the dead snake they found was the same snake that was seen crawling around earlier that day. That poor little serpent corpse is dessicated and stiff and has obviously been dead for several days if not weeks.


You're wrong. They found the dead snake right next to the body of a woman it scared to death.
Obviously only a few hours had passed before they made the gruesome discovery.

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2012-08-30 10:17:07 AM  

naveline: It's my understanding that when parking the bass boat, what you do is put your hand at the very bottom of the steering wheel, then turn the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to actually go, no translating or flipping or thinking.


This is true. But after a lifetime of doing it the other way, I can't use that method! My brain locks up. But put my hand back on the top of the wheel and I can put a trailer anywhere I want it.
 
2012-08-30 10:31:38 AM  
I hate baby corn

www.giantunion.com

blech!
 
2012-08-30 10:35:04 AM  
What kind of pussified moron has to keep himself from panicking over a little snake? Will someone please go confiscate this dude's penis? He doesn't seem to need it.
 
2012-08-30 10:35:47 AM  

the_rev: naveline: It's my understanding that when parking the bass boat, what you do is put your hand at the very bottom of the steering wheel, then turn the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to actually go, no translating or flipping or thinking.

This is true. But after a lifetime of doing it the other way, I can't use that method! My brain locks up. But put my hand back on the top of the wheel and I can put a trailer anywhere I want it.


The key to the above is hand on the bottom of the steering wheel if you are turned around looking out the back of the tow vehicle (OK, truck), hand on the top of the wheel if you are looking out of a mirror. Turn in the direction you want the trailer wheels to go.
Either reverse what you do or what you see.

//hmm, three boat owners. Fark navy anyone?
 
2012-08-30 10:41:19 AM  
Dangit, now your making me think about something I have been able to off load to cerebellum. Now I need to go home and go fishing.

disregard the above, it probably is not correct. Or the other way.
 
2012-08-30 10:46:07 AM  

charttn: The key to the above is hand on the bottom of the steering wheel if you are turned around looking out the back of the tow vehicle (OK, truck), hand on the top of the wheel if you are looking out of a mirror. Turn in the direction you want the trailer wheels to go.
Either reverse what you do or what you see.


All my life, though, I have turned around to look out the back window, and kept my hand on top of the wheel. It's just so ingrained in me that I can't change, or even stop to think about it really.

And these days it's not a boat, but usually a farm tractor with a landscaping trailer behind it.
 
2012-08-30 10:58:25 AM  
dailygrindhouse.com

Why'd it have to be a Honda?
 
2012-08-30 11:01:03 AM  

naveline:

It's my understanding that when parking the bass boat, what you do is put your hand at the very bottom of the steering wheel, then turn the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to actually go, no translating or flipping or thinking. I will however ask the neighbor for help anyways because I heard he grows weed.


I grew up with hillbilly reciprocity rules. If I took that neighbor out on the bass boat, I might expect him to break out with a homegrown hogleg, but if he helps me in my driveway, I have to supply the twelve pack and half pint.
 
2012-08-30 04:06:49 PM  
Aaaaand cue Frank Zappa.

/too obscure?
 
2012-08-30 05:51:41 PM  
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RIP Snake
 
2012-08-30 07:32:33 PM  
What a jackass
I'd call him a pansy, but that would be an insult to effeminate guys who just want some cock once in a while
I'd call him a retard, but that would be an insult to mentally disabled people
I'd threaten to revoke his "man card", but little girls I know aren't afraid to handle corn snakes in between playing with dolls and kittens

That's a goddamn corn snake, they're harmless constrictors and don't even really have teeth. To lure out a corn snake, put something they like to eat in a small container and let the snake wander in, eat it, and hang out until you relocate it. The nearest pet shop would have had an appropriate size pinky mouse for such a small snake, and would have probably thrown in a small deli cup or other container.

They're easy to identify, and there is no excuse for not knowing the wildlife in your area. Being afraid of a corn snake is like being afraid of a garden hose, except that garden hoses don't keep the rodent population in check. They're absolutely harmless, unless you get salmonella on your hands from handling one that isn't neat with their leavings.
 
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