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(Daily Mail)   It's spring in Canada, which means you can't even turn around without without running into a ball of hundreds of writhing snakes bigger than your head trying desperately to mate with a single female. Warning: link has snakes   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Scary, Canadians, Manitoba, Rich Peverley, Narcisse Snake Dens, Camille Donatacci  
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2014-03-12 02:25:52 AM  
Does fark have trigger warnings now?
/ wussification of america
 
2014-03-12 02:30:11 AM  
I went on an overnight horseback trip when I was a kid. While my family was setting up camp, I wandered to the nearby lakeside, and saw a snake! Then two snakes, then five, then twenty, and then at the water's edge I saw what looked like a bowling ball made entirely of snakes. So, I picked it up, carried it back to the middle of camp. Pulled in a deep breath, and screamed.

Sigh, good times.
 
2014-03-12 02:42:36 AM  
l.wigflip.com
/o hai!
 
2014-03-12 02:48:11 AM  
I can't believe there is anyone that is scared of a little garter snake.  The worst thing they will do it poop on you.

/but farkin' A it stinks!!!
 
2014-03-12 02:48:42 AM  

parazen: I went on an overnight horseback trip when I was a kid. While my family was setting up camp, I wandered to the nearby lakeside, and saw a snake! Then two snakes, then five, then twenty, and then at the water's edge I saw what looked like a bowling ball made entirely of snakes. So, I picked it up, carried it back to the middle of camp. Pulled in a deep breath, and screamed.

Sigh, good times.


You must have lived in Montana at the time.  Been there, done something stupid like that ;)
 
2014-03-12 02:49:28 AM  

Taima: I can't believe there is anyone that is scared of a little garter snake.  The worst thing they will do it poop on you.

/but farkin' A it stinks!!!


They're still SNAKES, GODDAMMIT!!!!!! ;)
 
2014-03-12 03:00:13 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Awww. It's kind of like TotalFark.


Bet the female snake has an amazon wishlist
 
2014-03-12 03:26:54 AM  

Baron Krelve: farkingismybusiness: Awww. It's kind of like TotalFark.

Bet the female snake has an amazon wishlist


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-12 03:42:27 AM  

SumoJeb: It is Spring here? I hadn't noticed. My view must be obstructed by all this snow and ice.


This.
A week ago the temps were -35C.
I am in North Bay, Ont.
Expect the snow/ice to stick around for at least another 6 week.
:-(
 
2014-03-12 05:01:11 AM  
Fark is not your personal slitherotica site.
 
2014-03-12 05:38:01 AM  
Euphemism for the dating scene in northern Alberta?
 
2014-03-12 07:10:21 AM  

Taima: I can't believe there is anyone that is scared of a little garter snake.  The worst thing they will do it poop on you.

/but farkin' A it stinks!!!


This--garter snakes are probably one of the more beneficial, and certainly the least harmful to humans, of any snakes.  (Garter snakes are TINY.  A baby mouse or a young chipmunk is a huge meal for 'em.)
 
2014-03-12 07:57:23 AM  
Spring...yeah right.  20cm of snow starting out there right now.
 
2014-03-12 08:07:01 AM  
Call me when there's a Snake King discovered.
 
2014-03-12 08:25:54 AM  

lack of warmth: SumoJeb: It is Spring here? I hadn't noticed. My view must be obstructed by all this snow and ice.

Folks in our southern states can't wrap their heads around why our calendar spring isn't till later in March.  They have been enjoying balmy temps over 60º, while my area just had our second 40º+ day.  I went outside in a hoodie and replaced a door lock actuator in my truck.  Later, still in a hoodie, ball cap and no gloves, I had a snow ball fight with my daughter.  So, sounds like spring to me.

/We're soon going to get another 10-12" of snow


As a Canadian living in GA, you are absolutely correct. The look they gave me when I tried to explain the seasons to them.

/Dumbfounded trying to figure out why we road snowmobiles in the Summer
 
2014-03-12 09:06:15 AM  
What's worse than a snake?
www.aussiepythons.com
Snake ticks.
 
2014-03-12 09:16:44 AM  
Asps, very dangerous. You go first.
 
2014-03-12 09:25:41 AM  

Bondith: SumoJeb: It is Spring here? I hadn't noticed. My view must be obstructed by all this snow and ice.

Agreed.  It was melty here today, but Winter Part IV is due to arrive with 15cm of snow by the end of the week.


Pfffft, 15cm? I had to rearrange my travel plans because up to 50cm could fall at home today and tomorrow.

And we still have the 2" of ice from the big storm just before Christmas. Sealed in the first 18" we got in early December.

/Yes, I am whining.
 
2014-03-12 09:34:26 AM  

MythDragon: What's worse than a snake?
[www.aussiepythons.com image 574x768]
Snake ticks.


That is fascinating. Where did you get that picture? I thought about GISing but I'm sure the results would probably flag my IT department... ha.

It looks like they've got anesthetic going? (The tube.) I never would have thought of ticks on snakes.

/hate ticks
//snakes are ok to look at, not to be surprised by
///need some snake boots for work
 
2014-03-12 09:34:26 AM  

Taima: I can't believe there is anyone that is scared of a little garter snake.  The worst thing they will do it poop on you.

/but farkin' A it stinks!!!


They also bite but aren't venomous. I haven't seen or handled one since I was a kid.
Also fark Manitoba, we're getting a snowstorm tonight in the south of Quebec. Only 15 cm (6 inches) but I'm tired of this shiat.
 
2014-03-12 09:38:05 AM  

MythDragon: What's worse than a snake?
[www.aussiepythons.com image 574x768]
Snake ticks.


Hup, hup, bleeeeegggggahhh.
 
2014-03-12 09:44:01 AM  

MythDragon: What's worse than a snake?
[www.aussiepythons.com image 574x768]
Snake ticks.


Poor fella.  I like snakes.
 
2014-03-12 10:00:23 AM  

charlesmartel11235: Does fark have trigger warnings now?


What, like keep your finger off until you're ready to fire?
 
2014-03-12 10:03:30 AM  

Liese: That is fascinating. Where did you get that picture?


I was GISing 'snake ball' in response to someone else posting about finding a ball of snakes, when I happened upon that gem.
 
2014-03-12 10:15:01 AM  

semiotix: [l.wigflip.com image 634x353]
/o hai!


Since that would translate to "Oh Yes!" repeated by all the snakes in the snake orgy, that would probably mark the first time that phrase has been used correctly on FARK.
 
2014-03-12 10:55:05 AM  

washington-babylon: semiotix: [l.wigflip.com image 634x353]
/o hai!

Since that would translate to "Oh Yes!" repeated by all the snakes in the snake orgy, that would probably mark the first time that phrase has been used correctly on FARK.


That's doubly true, because as far as I can tell, only tentacular-shaped things enjoy Japanese sex.
 
2014-03-12 11:13:22 AM  

Bondith: Bondith: SumoJeb: It is Spring here? I hadn't noticed. My view must be obstructed by all this snow and ice.

Agreed.  It was melty here today, but Winter Part IV is due to arrive with 15cm of snow by the end of the week.

Actually, make that 1.5cm.  I think TO is getting the big dump, and they're welcome to it.

/kinda fitting, really


Hey, hey, watch it there, pal!
 
2014-03-12 11:21:35 AM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Bondith: Bondith: SumoJeb: It is Spring here? I hadn't noticed. My view must be obstructed by all this snow and ice.

Agreed.  It was melty here today, but Winter Part IV is due to arrive with 15cm of snow by the end of the week.

Actually, make that 1.5cm.  I think TO is getting the big dump, and they're welcome to it.

/kinda fitting, really

Hey, hey, watch it there, pal!


Actually, you're right.  I don't wish a crippling snowstorm on you this weekend.

/have to fly out of Pearson on Friday
 
2014-03-12 12:44:58 PM  
Snakes have comic book conventions?
 
2014-03-12 12:51:09 PM  
Was there a few years ago. Unfortunately, we just missed the main snake orgy as they just started to emerge on the last day of our trip, so we saw hundreds instead of thousands. Peak time is late April or early May, depending on the weather.

Makes me wonder why the Fail is promoting it now - someone looking for those big tourist bucks? There is really nothing else up there except a couple houses on the highway. Talking to some friends in Winnipeg leads me to believe that the glaciers still haven't receded yet.
 
2014-03-12 01:03:11 PM  

Bondith: washington-babylon: semiotix: [l.wigflip.com image 634x353]
/o hai!

Since that would translate to "Oh Yes!" repeated by all the snakes in the snake orgy, that would probably mark the first time that phrase has been used correctly on FARK.

That's doubly true, because as far as I can tell, only tentacular-shaped things enjoy Japanese sex.


I dunno, a lot of guys are really into their itty-bitty asians. Unfortunately (for asian men), the opposite isn't true. I know a asian guy I worked with for a while who can't seem to keep anyone very long as they keep leaving him. He's a good guy, but is rumored to be lacking a bit of... "Something".

/Fortunately, I have never had that issue myself.
 
2014-03-12 01:25:01 PM  
My Great-Aunt lived in an old farm house with a field stone basement dating to the 18th century or possibly early 19th. Her son was working on the place now and then when he could find time so some of the eletrical plates were open.

My Mother and Aunt were visiting her one day when a snake came slithering down the bannister. My Aunt and Great-Aunt were up on the furniture in no time so my Mother had to catch the snake and release it. It helps to be a bit of Tom Boy in your youth.

The house had a snake pit somewhere, presumably just outside the field stone walls and the snakes could get into the walls. As mentioned above, this is quite common. Modern houses are more air-tight so snakes are less likely to get into them, but old houses with cellars are popular with the snakes (and bees, etc.).

There's been many cases of people being over run by snakes or finding the walls and ceilings sweating honey.

Mmmmm ... wall honey.

Ceiling cat can not taste sugar.
 
2014-03-12 01:35:42 PM  
I like snakes but my paternal grandfather was ophidiophobic and was creeped out even by toy snakes. It thought it was because he was a French Roman Catholic but it turns out the family was French and Protestant for the last five generations, so that can't have been it.

Snakes are not slimy, they are leathery and dry. Most species are not venomous and the worst small snakes can do is give you a nip as they have no teeth.

When I was a child, I used to enjoy catching and releasing snakes, frogs, salamanders, toads, tadpoles, crayfish, small fish, lamprey eels, wait, what? Yes, eels when they were about the size of pencils.

I think I inherited my love of nature from my grandfathers. It's good to know the life and world around you. I think children should learn to identify and understand the plants, animals and rocks around where they live to better appreciate how the world works and our place in it.

Sadly, most children think milk comes in bottles, bags or boxes from the supermarket and don't necessarily connect the stuff to cows.

I live downtown but there's plenty of wildlife around. I've seen more wildlife on the way to work here than I used to see when I lived in the country, except ,of course, for deer, moose, bears, etc., which are seldom seen here because we are uphill and those animals head downhill towards water when they are lost.

They do fall into the swimming pools in the suburbs a lot, however.
 
2014-03-12 07:00:17 PM  

parazen: I went on an overnight horseback trip when I was a kid. While my family was setting up camp, I wandered to the nearby lakeside, and saw a snake! Then two snakes, then five, then twenty, and then at the water's edge I saw what looked like a bowling ball made entirely of snakes. So, I picked it up, carried it back to the middle of camp. Pulled in a deep breath, and screamed.

Sigh, good times.


THIS IS AWESOME!
 
2014-03-12 07:02:17 PM  

MythDragon: What's worse than a snake?
[www.aussiepythons.com image 574x768]
Snake ticks.


OMG! That poor snake!

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