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March 14, 2018


Unusual snake removal calls for use of jackhammers

(Thanks to Bob Brogan)


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Ask a silly question: why would a homeowner jackhammer up their sidewalk next to their house so that one of the most poisonous snakes in the world can be 'relocated'?

Is it too American of me to think, Why not just kill the dang thing?

MOTW: Australian law requires a snake catcher permit with appropriate training and insurance in order to deal with problems like this. Not only does that keep idiots from getting in trouble; it also recognizes that snakes are an integral part of the environment for things like rodent control. Snake catchers can kill snakes when necessary, but usually remove and release them in suitable habitats when possible.

I can envision the homeowner watching hopefully that the jackhammer will rupture a gas line. In the ensuing explosion that demolishes his home, the snake they were after (along with the dozen they didn't know were there)
get blown to smithereens.
He then collects the insurance money and moves to New Zealand where he and his family live happily and venomous critter free forever after.

I'll kill my own rodents, thank you very much. Poisonous reptiles belong in a very different environment than I do.

I saw Unusual Snake Removal open for Kiss

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