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Snakes and kids

By IrishPete 10 January 2014 41

So, hands up who thinks it’s a good idea to allow a 5-6 foot snake to wrap itself around a small child’s head?

[Canberra Times Missing Snake story]

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460cixy 7:00 pm 22 Jan 14

How ironic that an Irishmen is lecturing on snakes

Tooks 5:31 pm 22 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

gazket said :

It’s ok Irish cottonwool Pete. It’s a pet and been handled thousands of times you d*** head.

Thanks for your usual insightful and intelligent comment.

Being a pet does not make something safe.

Being handled “thousands of times” (even if that’s true, as it means at least twice a day every day) does not make something safe. How many zoo keepers have been killed by animals they thought were safe?

Consensus seems to be that this species of constrictor is safe because there have been no reported cases of them doing serious damage, although a quick internet search reveals that experts warn of their bite.

Some species of constrictor definitely are not safe. You’d hate to be the person who finds out that this species isn’t quite so good around children.

IP

Diamond pythons are about as safe a snake you could handle. They are generally reluctant to bite, even less so when they’re tame.

IrishPete 5:01 pm 22 Jan 14

gazket said :

It’s ok Irish cottonwool Pete. It’s a pet and been handled thousands of times you d*** head.

Thanks for your usual insightful and intelligent comment.

Being a pet does not make something safe.

Being handled “thousands of times” (even if that’s true, as it means at least twice a day every day) does not make something safe. How many zoo keepers have been killed by animals they thought were safe?

Consensus seems to be that this species of constrictor is safe because there have been no reported cases of them doing serious damage, although a quick internet search reveals that experts warn of their bite.

Some species of constrictor definitely are not safe. You’d hate to be the person who finds out that this species isn’t quite so good around children.

IP

gazket 4:22 pm 22 Jan 14

It’s ok Irish cottonwool Pete. It’s a pet and been handled thousands of times you d*** head.

maxblues 3:02 pm 22 Jan 14

maxblues said :

I’d like to think Charles Kogan and Malcolm The Snake are on the lam in a Mazda 121.

Have either Charlie or Malcolm been sighted?

bigfeet 1:13 pm 12 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

poetix said :

Oh no! There’s a snake in the tent!

(Sorry. I am making an asp of myself.)

You have a biting wit poetix

You’re both hisss-tyrical.

I’d like to adder nother snake related pun but they are so constricting.

fabforty 9:40 am 12 Jan 14

Any news on Malcolm’s whereabouts yet ?

maxblues 6:43 am 12 Jan 14

Back on the topic of “snakes and kids”, the Aussie Diamond Python actually cares for its young.

c_c™ 2:02 am 12 Jan 14

poetix said :

johnboy said :

alright campers, back on topic please.

Oh no! There’s a snake in the tent!

(Sorry. I am making an asp of myself.)

You have a biting wit poetix

poetix 10:44 pm 11 Jan 14

johnboy said :

alright campers, back on topic please.

Oh no! There’s a snake in the tent!

(Sorry. I am making an asp of myself.)

Masquara 10:23 pm 11 Jan 14

poetix said :

IrishPete @24…I just looked up ‘Top Rioters’ over to the right. I didn’t know you could search any other way.

Now I am totally confused, for I see myself as an occasional and reticent commenter.

Oi be tinkin’ poetix posts, frequently, but only after a few sherberts, and then forgets?

poetix 10:05 pm 11 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

Along the top of my screen I have a black band with a few icons.
….
IP

That’s a wordpress snake.

Run! Or you’ll be In the Python.

c_c™ 9:21 pm 11 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

Along the top of my screen I have a black band with a few icons. This gives me access to Dashboard where I can… [see] unapproved posts, which is how I have been able to read your most recent post Poetix, before it is approved.)

I’d just assumed it was one of those $5.95pm clairvoyant phone lines.

But yes that menu is a neat little quirk of WordPress coding.

IrishPete 9:11 pm 11 Jan 14

Along the top of my screen I have a black band with a few icons. This gives me access to Dashboard where I can do a few extra things, including searches, (and seeing unapproved posts, which is how I have been able to read your most recent post Poetix, before it is approved.)

This might be a mistake that I have access to it. But it doesn’t seem to allow me to do anything naughty.

If this post has come up before yours, it is because as creator of the thread, my posts are unmoderated. (And I treat that responsibility quite carefully.)

IP

poetix 8:48 pm 11 Jan 14

IrishPete @24…I just looked up ‘Top Rioters’ over to the right. I didn’t know you could search any other way.

Now I am totally confused, for I see myself as an occasional and reticent commenter.

I hope the young boy gets his snake back, by the way. It must make him the coolest kid in school!

Pork Hunt 8:29 pm 11 Jan 14

poetix said :

IrishPete said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why do you say stalker? I only ever post when it’s relevant.

Comic_and_Stalker_Nerd – I checked, and that’s patently untrue (In fact your first post on this thread is sufficient evidence to prove so.) Unless you are leaving yourself logged in and a two-year-old is using your computer.

IP

To be fair, you are by far the most prolific comment poster on RiotACT. If one avoided commenting on the same threads as you, one would be rendered silent. Wanting to comment is hardly ‘stalking’.

And some of us bring camembert and champagne to the table…

I’ll bring the blue vein and the beer…

IrishPete 8:25 pm 11 Jan 14

poetix said :

To be fair, you are by far the most prolific comment poster on RiotACT. If one avoided commenting on the same threads as you, one would be rendered silent. Wanting to comment is hardly ‘stalking’.

You read his/her comment? Nothing to do with the topic, solely aimed at me.

And as for my being the most prolific poster, that’s a matter of perception. There are currently lots of active threads I have no interest in.

And here are some stats: there are currently 2156 comments which mention or were posted by Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd, 4573 by or which mention poetix, 1103 by or which mention BimboGeek, 1540 DrKoresh, and 1518 by or which mention me.

It’s not so easy for me to tease out who is the author, but that gives you an idea.

Nor does it tell you how long people have been posting prolifically for, and I am more off the leash since leaving a public service job.

There are just over half a million posts in total.

But this is the RiotACT and facts have never got in the way of anything.

IP

poetix 7:51 pm 11 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why do you say stalker? I only ever post when it’s relevant.

Comic_and_Stalker_Nerd – I checked, and that’s patently untrue (In fact your first post on this thread is sufficient evidence to prove so.) Unless you are leaving yourself logged in and a two-year-old is using your computer.

IP

To be fair, you are by far the most prolific comment poster on RiotACT. If one avoided commenting on the same threads as you, one would be rendered silent. Wanting to comment is hardly ‘stalking’.

And some of us bring camembert and champagne to the table…

IrishPete 6:49 pm 11 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why do you say stalker? I only ever post when it’s relevant.

Comic_and_Stalker_Nerd – I checked, and that’s patently untrue (In fact your first post on this thread is sufficient evidence to prove so.) Unless you are leaving yourself logged in and a two-year-old is using your computer.

IP

IrishPete 6:36 pm 11 Jan 14

Pork Hunt said :

IrishPete said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Petey boy, you do not seem to know much about anything you comment on.

I’d like to welcome one of my stalkers to this thread. You’re late – where have you been until now?

IP

It’s not stalking if you like it… 🙂

Funnily enough, that’s pretty much what stalkers say.

IP

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