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(KHOU Houston)   If you live in the Houston area you should know that the recent flooding could cause mice to seek shelter in your home. Which means the snakes could follow the mice. And the alligators could follow the snakes   (khou.com) divider line 40
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2014-05-28 09:57:44 AM
If you're not used to snakes and other critters in the Houston area then you don't ever leave your house.  I'm way more concerned about my yard eroding into the street.
 
2014-05-28 11:52:09 AM
I'm selling gorilla.
 
2014-05-28 11:52:52 AM
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I know an old lady who swallowed a fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.
I know an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.
I know an old lady who swallowed a bird,
How absurd to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.
I know an old lady who swallowed a cat,
Imagine that, to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.
I know an old lady who swallowed a dog,
My, what a hog, to swallow a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat,
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.
I know an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I wonder how she swallowed a cow?!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
I guess she'll die.
I know an old lady who swallowed a horse,
She's dead, of course!!
 
2014-05-28 11:54:53 AM

vudukungfu: I'm selling gorilla.


Does it get cold enough in Houston in winter for the gorillas to freeze to death?
 
2014-05-28 11:55:28 AM
Glad to see someone already covered the gorillas.
 
2014-05-28 11:55:41 AM
And where gators go, jorts aren't far behind.
 
2014-05-28 11:56:10 AM
If you live in the Houston area you should know that the recent flooding could cause mice to seek shelter in your home. Which means the snakes could follow the mice. And the alligators could follow the snakes

That's really not a problem, as the enormous Houston roaches already in your house will eat the alligators.
 
2014-05-28 11:56:45 AM
This can also happen if you live next to a crop field. Every time the farmer plows, plants or harvests, (or the weather turns cold) you're going to get a lot of uninvited guests.
 
2014-05-28 11:58:54 AM
Your snake does not want steak.
 
2014-05-28 12:01:12 PM
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2014-05-28 12:02:15 PM
I've spent the morning getting all the water out of my garage so I couldn't give two farks about a snake right about now.
 
2014-05-28 12:03:23 PM
Are the mice following the flying roaches?
 
2014-05-28 12:13:54 PM
Up in Onalaska, 63-year-old Annette Williams went on the offensive when she uncovered what she believes is a venomous coral snake hiding under a bag of dog food.
"I went to the kitchen drawer and got out two very big butcher knives and I took one and secured the body and the other one I cut its head off," Williams said.


Okay, don't fark with that lady. Damn.
 
2014-05-28 12:15:28 PM
Hm.  Someone could tape an episode of Animal Planet there, I guess....
 
2014-05-28 12:15:48 PM
When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.
 
2014-05-28 12:21:24 PM
Then you are stuck with Cody Coots.
 
2014-05-28 12:24:11 PM
Apparently the crazy Houstonians haven't heard of the food chain.

www.seriouseats.com

I think snakes fall into the chocotastic group though.
 
2014-05-28 12:24:57 PM
Then Redneckum texanius could follow the alligators and you definitely don't want those things sheltering in your house.
 
2014-05-28 12:28:38 PM

yequalsy: When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.


On second thought I'll save this research until after lunch.
http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/woodoriental.shtml

/I'm glad I live where it freezes enough to kill roaches, so if a place has roaches it's because of some sloppy tenant in the building (apartments or strip mall not necessarily the tenant).  Still it's easy enough to avoid anyplace with roaches.
 
2014-05-28 12:29:18 PM
We are moving from Colorado to Texas in a few weeks.

yequalsy: When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.


Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2014-05-28 12:31:54 PM

Burns like hellfire: We are moving from Colorado to Texas in a few weeks.yequalsy: When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.

Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.


Plants should not touch your house. Do not leave containers that could collect water outside. Use mosquito repellent. None of it is rocket science.

/hint if you haven't found a house yet: things are much cheaper east of downtown and in reality no scarier
 
2014-05-28 12:37:16 PM

YixilTesiphon: Burns like hellfire: We are moving from Colorado to Texas in a few weeks.yequalsy: When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.

Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.

Plants should not touch your house. Do not leave containers that could collect water outside. Use mosquito repellent. None of it is rocket science.

/hint if you haven't found a house yet: things are much cheaper east of downtown and in reality no scarier


Wife is in O&G, so looks like we are heading to the Woodlands but thanks for the tip.  We'll check out the east side.
 
2014-05-28 12:43:34 PM

Burns like hellfire: YixilTesiphon: Burns like hellfire: We are moving from Colorado to Texas in a few weeks.yequalsy: When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.

Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.

Plants should not touch your house. Do not leave containers that could collect water outside. Use mosquito repellent. None of it is rocket science.

/hint if you haven't found a house yet: things are much cheaper east of downtown and in reality no scarier

Wife is in O&G, so looks like we are heading to the Woodlands but thanks for the tip.  We'll check out the east side.


In that case check out the area around FM 1960 on the north side. It would be a faster trip to The Woodlands and got overbuilt not long ago so prices are lower than in The Woodlands where shiat seems like it's getting unreal.
 
2014-05-28 12:50:50 PM
www.lynnegolodner.com
 
2014-05-28 12:53:31 PM
chad gadya.
 
2014-05-28 12:59:42 PM
Up in Kingwood//Porter and no flooding here yesterday. I do enjoy watching the news coverage on these rainy days and seeing the idiots drive into deep water and then wonder why their car stalled out.
 
2014-05-28 01:05:19 PM
I'm an exterminator in the Houston area, so I'm really getting a kick out of all these replies.

Seriously, though. I am. Anything you've ever heard about the bugs and wildlife here are all true. I've been doing this eight years and every day I still see something that makes me go, "Huh."
 
2014-05-28 01:06:13 PM
On the upside I've pretty much gotten over my fear of absolutely everything.
 
2014-05-28 01:06:54 PM
Burns like hellfire:

Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.

Go to Academy Sports.
Buy lots of these.
You'll thank me.

 \the humidity is a biatch.www.barnhartoutfitters.com
 
2014-05-28 01:15:39 PM

YixilTesiphon: Burns like hellfire: YixilTesiphon: Burns like hellfire: We are moving from Colorado to Texas in a few weeks.yequalsy: When I lived in Houston the two things I wanted living in my yard were bullsnakes and bats. Bats ate the mosquitoes while bullsnakes ate the mice and rats.  Have a few bullsnakes in your yard and you won't have a mice problem.  Plus they have the added benefit of scaring the bejesus out of newly arrived Yankees because they look a bit like rattlesnakes.  Take them out to the back yard and introduce them to the bullsnakes and flying wood roaches.  Welcome to Texas.

Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.

Plants should not touch your house. Do not leave containers that could collect water outside. Use mosquito repellent. None of it is rocket science.

/hint if you haven't found a house yet: things are much cheaper east of downtown and in reality no scarier

Wife is in O&G, so looks like we are heading to the Woodlands but thanks for the tip.  We'll check out the east side.

In that case check out the area around FM 1960 on the north side. It would be a faster trip to The Woodlands and got overbuilt not long ago so prices are lower than in The Woodlands where shiat seems like it's getting unreal.


Nea, that area's already pretty congested and it's about to get worse now that they're building a baseball stadium there. Look in the area north of The Woodlands but south of Conroe. Nice area close enough to get all the benefits of living in the Woodlands without paying for it. I'm thinking of moving there myself when my lease is up.

I know the flooding is bad, but we kinda needed it.
 
2014-05-28 01:29:21 PM

King Something: vudukungfu: I'm selling gorilla.

Does it get cold enough in Houston in winter for the gorillas to freeze to death?


Maybe it will if we can get this "Global Climate Change" into high gear.

I'd love to have a real winter.
 
2014-05-28 01:34:36 PM

Cardrico Lajuan Nash: I'm an exterminator in the Houston area, so I'm really getting a kick out of all these replies.

Seriously, though. I am. Anything you've ever heard about the bugs and wildlife here are all true. I've been doing this eight years and every day I still see something that makes me go, "Huh."


Do y'all get many scorpions there?

That's the thing I like the least about San Antonio- the damn scorpions. I can deal with wasps, I can deal with spiders. I don't like them combined into a single evil creature.
 
2014-05-28 01:52:53 PM

Burns like hellfire: YixilTesiphon: Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.

/hint if you haven't found a house yet: things are much cheaper east of downtown and in reality no scarier

Wife is in O&G, so looks like we are heading to the Woodlands but thanks for the tip.  We'll check out the east side.
that area's already pretty congested and it's about to get worse now that they're building a baseball stadium there. Look in the area north of The Woodlands but south of Conroe. Nice area close enough to get all the benefits of living in the Woodlands without paying for it.


I live just south of The Woodlands (Kuykendahl/Louetta) & the supply of houses for sale in this area is pretty low right now, thanks to the new ExxonMobil headquarters coming in. Traffic is congested & will only get worse when it opens. I agree that going north of The Woodlands is probably a better option. I try to avoid going up there since the traffic on I-45 is even more of a mess with the Grand Parkway construction but we go to lots of summer concerts at the Woodlands Pavillion so we can't totally avoid it.

I used to live in Colorado & miss the mountains but not the cold weather. It will take you awhile to adjust to the Houston humidity but October through April is beautiful.
 
2014-05-28 02:02:11 PM
"I believe that this weather is just making all the animals act different"


Thanks...Obama?
 
2014-05-28 02:11:44 PM

Maud Dib: Burns like hellfire:

Wife and I are moving from Colorado to the Houston area in three weeks.  Not getting a kick out of these responses.

Go to Academy Sports.
Buy lots of these.
You'll thank me.

 \the humidity is a biatch.[www.barnhartoutfitters.com image 850x677]



Yah.  And the pants that go with them.  I use the Columbia zip-away pants as work pants and they are great for workout outside around the house (and wade fishing).  Before I discovered them, I was buying work pants from the Command Post and and sweating my ass off.
 
2014-05-28 02:38:25 PM
Yes, but what will kill all the snails that have replaced my grass?
/is it just my lawn?
 
2014-05-28 04:14:21 PM

Gonz: Cardrico Lajuan Nash: I'm an exterminator in the Houston area, so I'm really getting a kick out of all these replies.

Seriously, though. I am. Anything you've ever heard about the bugs and wildlife here are all true. I've been doing this eight years and every day I still see something that makes me go, "Huh."

Do y'all get many scorpions there?

That's the thing I like the least about San Antonio- the damn scorpions. I can deal with wasps, I can deal with spiders. I don't like them combined into a single evil creature.


Very rarely do I see them. I have a customer that lives right next to the port down off of Seabrook, and she was unfortunate enough to have a MASSIVE amount of scorpions hop off a shipping container and settle into her back yard, but it didn't last too long. I think they prefer a slightly drier climate.

And I'm with you. Scorpions are one of the two things I'm mortified by. Maggots are the other.
 
2014-05-28 06:53:01 PM
"If you live in the Houston area you should know that the recent flooding could cause mice to seek shelter in your home. Which means the snakes could follow the mice. And the alligators could follow the snakes..."

And then dragons will come down from the mountains looking for something to eat.

/obscure
 
2014-05-28 11:58:02 PM

uncleacid: Your snake does not want steak.

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Begs to differ.
 
2014-05-29 08:18:31 AM
Just in case anyone is still checking in on us, Channel 11 weatherbabe Chita Johnson kept us safe...

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