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(KSDK St. Louis)   Ugly ass endangered, poisonous vipers born at Saint Louis Zoo. Wait, they did that on PURPOSE?   (ksdk.com) divider line 46
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2013-09-04 02:06:14 PM
They're poisonous? I'll be sure not to eat any then.
 
2013-09-04 02:40:24 PM
As long as they don't release them I'm fine with that.
 
2013-09-04 03:48:31 PM

Sybarite: They're poisonous? I'll be sure not to eat any then.


+1
 
2013-09-04 03:48:35 PM
The picture of them at the bottom of the article looks like what I process after a quadruple bypass burger with a gallon of beer.
 
2013-09-04 03:49:51 PM
Isn't that what zoos do?
 
2013-09-04 03:50:10 PM
Poison: a toxin that's ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
Venom: a toxin that's injected via a stinger, fang, etc.
 
2013-09-04 03:50:24 PM
It's hard to control a snake's trouser snake.
 
2013-09-04 03:50:59 PM

Gonz


Isn't that what zoos do?


Of course. It's only zoological.
 
2013-09-04 03:51:58 PM

buckler: Poison: a toxin that's ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.


Damned hipsters and their inhaling snake venom...
 
2013-09-04 03:55:33 PM

buckler: Poison: a toxin that's ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
Venom: a toxin that's injected via a stinger, fang, etc.


You sir are Technically correct.
 
2013-09-04 03:57:06 PM
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2013-09-04 04:01:11 PM
Looks like poop!
 
2013-09-04 04:02:03 PM
Ugly ass endangered Vintage apex predator, poisonous vipers born at Saint Louis Zoo. Wait, they did that on PURPOSE?out of nowhere
 
2013-09-04 04:02:55 PM
RKO OUTTA NOWHERE
 
2013-09-04 04:03:42 PM
Interesting to watch the video - it would appear that snakes need to learn how to slither just like other critters have to learn how to walk.
 
2013-09-04 04:10:24 PM
Will it vipe my vindows?
 
2013-09-04 04:12:16 PM

Sybarite: They're poisonous? I'll be sure not to eat any then.


Once again, I'm so glad we can now vote both "smart" and "funny".
 
2013-09-04 04:15:17 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: Will it vipe my vindows?


Only on kilingon wessels
 
2013-09-04 04:23:05 PM
Awwwww lookit the little babies!  I love them!
 
2013-09-04 04:27:56 PM
Kids love vipers.  We're just giving the kids the product that they want.  I mean, we sell a lot of products in the "Bag O'" line.. like Bag O' Vipers, Bag O' Nails, Bag O' Bugs, Bag O' Glass, Bag O' Sulfuric Acid. They're decent toys, you know what I mean?
 
2013-09-04 04:30:47 PM
I have a shot of the delivery stork:

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/also handles electric eels, alligators, etc.
 
2013-09-04 04:40:46 PM
When you see them in the right light, they're actually quite cute.
 
2013-09-04 04:45:32 PM
The next time the river floods it will be the native Turkey Viper.
 
2013-09-04 04:45:56 PM

Raoul Eaton: When you see them in the right light, they're actually quite cute.


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I see what you mean.
 
2013-09-04 04:48:17 PM

Raoul Eaton: When you see them in the right light, they're actually quite cute.


Pink and wet.  They make the best kind of pet.
 
2013-09-04 04:51:31 PM
Yeah, we raise vipers. The farm used to be dairy but it was a lot of work for less money. Now we have vipers.

The great thing about vipers, vis-à-vis cows, is that you only have to milk the vipers once a day (bada-boom, bada-bing). One moment. Elsie just kicked the bucket.

Hey, Sam get that GD bucket!

Stupid hired help keeps leaving the milking pails lying around. What the H do we need milking pails for? We ain't got no cows no more!

Any hoo. The snakes required milking not at all. You can milk them any time you like. Once will do it until they can make more venom, and unlike cows it doesn't have to be at the same time or any time. You can milk 'em whenever you feel like it. No more getting up with the cows. The snakes ask nothing but a warm rock and a mouse from time to time.

Of course we have to have a nurse on staff to give the anti-venom shots, but after a while you don't need 'em much. Just something for the pain.

Oh, yes, the pain. But as a man who has been kicked by many a cow, I can take a lot of pain as long as it doesn't come with a GD cow!

Steer around them spittin' cobras. There's a plastic sheet between you and them but they don't know that. Wastes a lot of venom if they spit at you.
 
2013-09-04 04:52:20 PM
Who's a cute widdle woogums?

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2013-09-04 04:54:07 PM
Better picture showing scale. 7-inches long, these lil' fellas.

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2013-09-04 04:58:03 PM
It is kinda cute.
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/for a lousy dodge
 
2013-09-04 04:59:03 PM
The St. Louis zoo is awesome, and it's free.
 
2013-09-04 05:12:55 PM

mbillips: Better picture showing scale. 7-inches long, these lil' fellas.


Aw. Want.
 
2013-09-04 05:21:13 PM

megarian: mbillips: Better picture showing scale. 7-inches long, these lil' fellas.

Aw. Want.


I have a snake that's 8 inches long.
 
2013-09-04 05:27:12 PM

Mark Ratner: The St. Louis zoo is awesome, and it's free.


Forest Park is awesome. Makes St. Louis stand up next to the biggest cities.
 
2013-09-04 05:50:29 PM
Make some nice boots in a few years.
 
2013-09-04 06:30:21 PM

buckler: Poison: a toxin that's ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
Venom: a toxin that's injected via a stinger, fang, etc.


either way, I might just evacuate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5d82ndui_s
 
2013-09-04 06:33:20 PM
They have a lovely orange spotted patterns.
 
2013-09-04 07:06:36 PM
Baby snake thread?

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2013-09-04 07:18:49 PM
Saw a baby snake at my parent's place when I was moving some patio furniture.  Didn't tell Mom.  Then she came outside barefoot...
 
2013-09-04 07:55:35 PM
I'd say they were cute except that baby venomous snakes can be more dangerous than adults because they tend to release all of their poison.  At least that's what I was told when my wife's friend's daughter was killed by one a few years ago.

http://www.kvue.com/news/Pflugerville-toddler-dies-from-snake-bite-1 00 495889.html
 
2013-09-04 08:01:42 PM
And of course a quick google search reveals that my wife is full of bad information.  Baby snakes are not more dangerous.
 
2013-09-04 08:05:23 PM

OniNeko: Sybarite: They're poisonous? I'll be sure not to eat any then.

Once again, I'm so glad we can now vote both "smart" and "funny".


Too bad we don't have a "don't give a rat's ass" button.
 
2013-09-04 08:25:06 PM
I'm sure they will receive a traditional zooish upbringing...
 
2013-09-04 09:29:56 PM
Can I beat them with a shovel?
 
2013-09-05 01:11:22 AM

BraFish: And of course a quick google search reveals that my wife is full of bad information.  Baby snakes are not more dangerous.


maybe not but it would make a wonderful children's story
 
2013-09-05 02:22:06 AM

BraFish: And of course a quick google search reveals that my wife is full of bad information. Baby snakes are not more dangerous.


No, but that is a really popular misconception. It doesn't make any sense if you think about it. A newborn rattlesnake is very small and can only produce so much venom- maybe just a few drops. A full-grown adult is much larger and can produce far more venom (the record is well over 1 cc). Even if a newborn injects every drop it has, an adult will probably inject more even if it is capable of regulating the amount it injects. Also, both newborns and adults are perfectly capable of regulating the amount of venom they inject.

There also is no known difference between the effects of newborn and adult venoms on humans, at least within a single species. Venom composition may change as they grow and switch to new prey, but there's no evidence that those changes impact their toxicity to humans.

Bottomline, don't touch venomous snakes or put yourself in a position to be bitten. They are literally entirely safe to be near as long as you are outside of their strike range, and they rarely if ever will chase you to close that distance. All you have to do is walk a few feet away and there's nothing they can or will do to bite you. If anyone was going to be "chased" by a snake it would be someone like me. I've been catching and working with venomous snakes for research for over 10 years now, but I've worked with thousands of invididuals, and it has never happened to me. Because I use safe techniques, I've never even come close to being bitten, either.
 
2013-09-05 09:35:37 AM

Mark Ratner: megarian: mbillips: Better picture showing scale. 7-inches long, these lil' fellas.

Aw. Want.

I have a snake that's 8 inches long.


Wait...can I guess?

One-eyed trouser snake?

Oh. OH. Eastern garter snake. Now I feel silly.
 
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