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(Action News Jacksonville)   Homeless Florida man with live rattlesnake wrapped around his neck prompts calls from concerned citizens, as apparently that's a bit too far for even Jacksonville Beach   (actionnewsjax.com) divider line
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2019-02-19 10:26:16 AM  
I don't want to live in a world where wearing a live rattlesnake around your neck is frowned upon.
 
2019-02-19 10:31:45 AM  
Jacksonville's putting on airs, despite having a fabulous TGIFriday's.
 
2019-02-19 10:52:34 AM  
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2019-02-19 10:53:30 AM  
Skink?
 
2019-02-19 10:54:08 AM  
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2019-02-19 10:56:27 AM  
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2019-02-19 10:59:03 AM  

mensan98th: Jacksonville's putting on airs, despite having a fabulous TGIFriday's.


You and I remember TGIF's in Jax very differently.
 
2019-02-19 11:01:13 AM  

cowgirl toffee: [img.memecdn.com image 500x337]


Fun fact: Western Diamondbacks have suddenly stopped rattling; it is believed that natural selection has promoted a mutation where the rattle is intact but the snake doesn't use it, something about sheep being driven insane into a killing fit every time they heard one.

I have personally witnessed this twice (the silence, not the snake-eating sheep).
 
2019-02-19 11:01:54 AM  
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2019-02-19 11:02:53 AM  
Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

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2019-02-19 11:04:33 AM  
The funniest part about this article is that a Jax Beach/Duval cop didn't shoot first and ask questions later.

How do JSO greet strangers? *BANG* "halt or I'll shoot!"
 
2019-02-19 11:05:47 AM  

guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

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More nightmare fuel....

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2019-02-19 11:06:26 AM  
Who do you love?
 
2019-02-19 11:07:02 AM  

thespindrifter: How do JSO greet strangers? *BANG* "halt or I'll shoot!"


User name checks out.

/townies go home.
 
2019-02-19 11:07:32 AM  
Maybe he was saving it for dinner.
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2019-02-19 11:07:46 AM  
When God commands me to pick up a rattlesnake, I tell him, respectfully, that I'm going to need that in writing.
 
2019-02-19 11:10:21 AM  
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2019-02-19 11:10:58 AM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

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More nightmare fuel....

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Pfft, your suppose to bury the head once you cut it off.
/ It doesn't need to be alive for the venom to kill you..
 
2019-02-19 11:11:23 AM  

maddan: When God commands me to pick up a rattlesnake, I tell him, respectfully, that I'm going to need that in writing.


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2019-02-19 11:11:44 AM  

thespindrifter: cowgirl toffee: [img.memecdn.com image 500x337]

Fun fact: Western Diamondbacks have suddenly stopped rattling; it is believed that natural selection has promoted a mutation where the rattle is intact but the snake doesn't use it, something about sheep being driven insane into a killing fit every time they heard one.

I have personally witnessed this twice (the silence, not the snake-eating sheep).


I've heard the same thing, but heard it was caused by all the "rattlesnake roundups" were thousands of snakes are slaughtered for no good reason. The people catching the snakes are using the sound to find them.
 
2019-02-19 11:11:50 AM  

thespindrifter: cowgirl toffee: [img.memecdn.com image 500x337]

Fun fact: Western Diamondbacks have suddenly stopped rattling; it is believed that natural selection has promoted a mutation where the rattle is intact but the snake doesn't use it, something about sheep being driven insane into a killing fit every time they heard one.

I have personally witnessed this twice (the silence, not the snake-eating sheep).


We can learn a thing or two from rattlesnakes.

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2019-02-19 11:13:07 AM  

Pestifer: Skink?


Carl hiaasen and Dave Barry are national treasures
 
2019-02-19 11:13:37 AM  

probesport: Who do you love?


I understood that reference.
 
2019-02-19 11:19:15 AM  

Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: [Heavily 'Shopped Northbank Image]


I'm pretty damn sure that even in the Summer Solstice, never has the sun risen that far in the North of Jax, ever, otherwise that would be a nice attempt at a promo photo.
 
2019-02-19 11:21:33 AM  
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2019-02-19 11:22:21 AM  

thespindrifter: cowgirl toffee: [img.memecdn.com image 500x337]

Fun fact: Western Diamondbacks have suddenly stopped rattling; it is believed that natural selection has promoted a mutation where the rattle is intact but the snake doesn't use it, something about sheep being driven insane into a killing fit every time they heard one.

I have personally witnessed this twice (the silence, not the snake-eating sheep).


That's not fun. That's not fun at all. In fact it's downright worrysome.
 
2019-02-19 11:23:05 AM  
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2019-02-19 11:23:15 AM  

schrepjm: maddan: When God commands me to pick up a rattlesnake, I tell him, respectfully, that I'm going to need that in writing.

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Taking up serpents, huh? Is that like taking up knitting, or say, snowboarding?

I took up violin. It only rattles when I play it. Does that mean violins is bad? What about sax?
 
2019-02-19 11:25:01 AM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

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More nightmare fuel....

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My Grandma sent me this pic from local Florida news paper.

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Nice huh? That's a pair of boots, a purse, and.....a farking car cover. All in one snake skin.
 
2019-02-19 11:26:35 AM  
Perhaps, if he'd also been naked and holding an apple, maybe a bit too much.  But this story just sounds like Florida Tuesday.
 
2019-02-19 11:27:37 AM  

probesport: Who do you love?


Indeed


Who Do You Love?
Youtube k6fGcpp3KzE


I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.
 
2019-02-19 11:28:28 AM  

Shryke: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

[img.fark.net image 253x200]

More nightmare fuel....

[media.giphy.com image 305x234]

My Grandma sent me this pic from local Florida news paper.

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Nice huh? That's a pair of boots, a purse, and.....a farking car cover. All in one snake skin.


Guess they grow them big in the south.

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2019-02-19 11:29:29 AM  

cowgirl toffee: Shryke: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

[img.fark.net image 253x200]

More nightmare fuel....

[media.giphy.com image 305x234]

My Grandma sent me this pic from local Florida news paper.

[img.fark.net image 604x402]

Nice huh? That's a pair of boots, a purse, and.....a farking car cover. All in one snake skin.

Guess they grow them big in the south.

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2019-02-19 11:29:57 AM  

TomTudbury: probesport: Who do you love?

Indeed


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/k6fGcpp3​KzE]

I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.


O_O  Nope.  Has to be The Band.   Sorry.
 
2019-02-19 11:31:26 AM  

ThatBot: thespindrifter: How do JSO greet strangers? *BANG* "halt or I'll shoot!"

User name checks out.

/townies go home.


ALWAY'S TOWNIES GO HOME, STAY ON YOUR SIDE OF THE DITCH!
 
2019-02-19 11:32:39 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 410x316]


is that an emotion support cobra?!  Far out! man!  Far f*cking out!


///lil baby cobras...so cute!
 
2019-02-19 11:32:40 AM  
Perhaps the snake was a snack he was trying to sneak.
 
2019-02-19 11:32:47 AM  

cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: probesport: Who do you love?

Indeed


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/k6fGcpp3​KzE]

I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.

O_O  Nope.  Has to be The Band.   Sorry.


Thorogood>The Band

Sorry, but it's true.
 
2019-02-19 11:33:57 AM  

guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

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aw, it's just showing off!
 
2019-02-19 11:34:05 AM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: probesport: Who do you love?

Indeed


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/k6fGcpp3​KzE]

I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.

O_O  Nope.  Has to be The Band.   Sorry.

Thorogood>The Band

Sorry, but it's true.


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2019-02-19 11:37:53 AM  

cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: probesport: Who do you love?

Indeed


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/k6fGcpp3​KzE]

I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.

O_O  Nope.  Has to be The Band.   Sorry.

Thorogood>The Band

Sorry, but it's true.

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Well, hell.

Guess I won't give you this

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after all
 
2019-02-19 11:38:32 AM  

Shryke: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

[img.fark.net image 253x200]

More nightmare fuel....

[media.giphy.com image 305x234]

My Grandma sent me this pic from local Florida news paper.

[img.fark.net image 604x402]

Nice huh? That's a pair of boots, a purse, and.....a farking car cover. All in one snake skin.


I remember when every spring that would be the look of them from Ocala to Osceola, Marineland to Fernandina; the ever-growing land development and rednex on patrol put an end to that from about '85 onwards. Getting hard to find them that big in N FLA anymore.

cowgirl toffee: Shryke: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

[img.fark.net image 253x200]

More nightmare fuel....

[media.giphy.com image 305x234]

My Grandma sent me this pic from local Florida news paper.

[img.fark.net image 604x402]

Nice huh? That's a pair of boots, a purse, and.....a farking car cover. All in one snake skin.

Guess they grow them big in the south.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x960]


That's the SW, bit of a long haul away from Floriduh, likely to be West Texas, NuMex, or even Mexico judging by the flora and dirt.
 
2019-02-19 11:40:07 AM  

big pig peaches: thespindrifter: cowgirl toffee: [img.memecdn.com image 500x337]

Fun fact: Western Diamondbacks have suddenly stopped rattling; it is believed that natural selection has promoted a mutation where the rattle is intact but the snake doesn't use it, something about sheep being driven insane into a killing fit every time they heard one.

I have personally witnessed this twice (the silence, not the snake-eating sheep).

I've heard the same thing, but heard it was caused by all the "rattlesnake roundups" were thousands of snakes are slaughtered for no good reason. The people catching the snakes are using the sound to find them.


not to mention the damage the sheep inflict on the environment driving them out of crevices where the sheep think they are hiding.  gasoline?  seriously?  stick your arm in there, coward, make the hunt more level.
 
2019-02-19 11:40:35 AM  
Ssssssomeone is a psssssssycho.
 
2019-02-19 11:42:12 AM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: probesport: Who do you love?

Indeed


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/k6fGcpp3​KzE]

I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.

O_O  Nope.  Has to be The Band.   Sorry.

Thorogood>The Band

Sorry, but it's true.

[quickmeme.com image 625x351]

Well, hell.

Guess I won't give you this

[cdn3.volusion.com image 600x600]
after all


All you have to do is renounce Thorogood.  See how simple that is.  :P
 
2019-02-19 11:42:50 AM  

cowgirl toffee: Shryke: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: Terrifying Floridians is hard work...

[img.fark.net image 253x200]

More nightmare fuel....

[media.giphy.com image 305x234]

My Grandma sent me this pic from local Florida news paper.

[img.fark.net image 604x402]

Nice huh? That's a pair of boots, a purse, and.....a farking car cover. All in one snake skin.

Guess they grow them big in the south.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x960]


Most of these photos are using the perspective trick to make the snek seem bigger - (shave your pubes, it adds an inch to your d*ck).  That said, I've seen an eastern diamondback here in N Fl that went 5 1/2 feet long.
 
2019-02-19 11:44:42 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Ssssssomeone is a psssssssycho.


Cute, but possibly just mentally ill. Jax Beach has been a home to the homeless in wintertime for a very long time, which I don't fully understand since North Floriduh gets plenty damned cold in the winter but at least it rarely snows. Underneath the head of the old pier going down to the sand dunes used to be a de facto "man camp" of lost souls, drunks, drug addicts and other sad refuse. Sometimes I would go over to the McDonalds and pick up a sack of burgers for them all. Not much that can be done since the only "help" available was usually a trip to the McMillan Marriot (AKA jail).
 
2019-02-19 11:45:41 AM  

cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: probesport: Who do you love?

Indeed


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/k6fGcpp3​KzE]

I saw George at Red Rocks. One of my all time favorite concerts.

O_O  Nope.  Has to be The Band.   Sorry.

Thorogood>The Band

Sorry, but it's true.

[quickmeme.com image 625x351]

Well, hell.

Guess I won't give you this

[cdn3.volusion.com image 600x600]
after all

All you have to do is renounce Thorogood.  See how simple that is.  :P


Renounce George? I don't want to drink alone, with nobody else!
 
2019-02-19 11:53:11 AM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: probesport: ...

All you have to do is renounce Thorogood.  See how simple that is.  :P

Renounce George? I don't want to drink alone, with nobody else!


Guess it will be just like the Night They Drove ol Dixie Down.
 
2019-02-19 11:59:39 AM  
poor snake was prolly just down there for some fun in the sun and look what happens. Jax Beach is after all a known surfing destination for reptiles. . .
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