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June 19, 2004

TERRORISM UPDATE

Now the bastards are using newspaper-box-dwelling copperheads, which it goes without saying would be a good name for a rock band.

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Thank god the Ozarks Newsstand is on top of this new terror threat. After all, could one expect less from the online marketplace and gateway to 10 award winning newspapers? Investigative reporting at its best...

This could only happen in the Ozarks.....

A tetanus shot! The woman gets bitten by a copperhead and the friggin' doctor gives her a tetanus shot and lets her go back to work! Why didn't her just tell her to take two aspirin and call him in the morning? Call Johnnie Cochran!

Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor Copperheads in mailboxes will keep her from her appointed rounds...

Paperbox Wasps: gnfarb

Where I live, it's like Wild Stinging Insect Kingdom. Big, red, pissed-off wasps seem to enjoy making homes in under the siding of my house and stinging people behind their left ears.

Death to all copperheads, rattlers, and other deadly vermin!!

Waterboy: Big Red Wasps would also bagnfarb.

I am reminded of the immortal Lewis Grizzard who taught me all I know about snakes. He said that there is but 1 kind of snake, and it is the dreaded Copperheaded Water Rattler. Lewis said that those bad boys can swim, climb trees, open doors and windows, and drive vehicles just to come and bite you (or in this case, climb in your paperbox).

So, could I keep a copperhead in my mailbox to get rid of junk mail? Could I keep one in my inbox to get rid of spam?

Seems like adding insult to injury, giving her a shot after she gets bit by a snake. It's like getting bit twice!

Okay, one comment and then I've got to go to bed.

Tom dragged me into the snake and reptile house at the San Diego Zoo. Ewwwwwwwwwwwww. But I did get a cool photo of some brilliant green snake staring at me, and I tried really hard to find some snake doots to photograph. Damn snakes.

lmd33--Amen!

Okay, two comments.

Hi Rita (again). We miss you!

A tetanus shot! The woman gets bitten by a copperhead and the friggin' doctor gives her a tetanus shot and lets her go back to work! Why didn't her just tell her to take two aspirin and call him in the morning? Call Johnnie Cochran!

A tetanus shot after a copperhead bite. That is what you do. A tetanus shot is given after any animal bite, and there is no anti-venom for that kind of snake, only for pit viper type snakes that inject a neurotoxin. The other kind of snake bite only kills flesh, people die from the subsequent infection. Generally if snake bites arent fatal unless you develop a severe infection, which is rare

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