Mr. Snakess, you just lost your herp card. Sleep with a field guide. That is NOT a copperhead. It's a rattlesnake, and no not a timber as they look nothing like that. It looks more like a smaller western diamondback or even a red diamond rattlesnake. Without seeing the rest of it's body, it makes it hard to tell for sure as prairies and western diamondback and red diamonds have the more square-shaped saddles on their necks. Well, there are many species that do, except timbers, who have dark chevrons.
Also, there was no mention in any of the articles I've read on this incident suggesting antivenin was used or that he had even been actually envenomated for that matter! The man died of a heart attack with the snakebite as a contributing factor. The fellow was having chest pains for a few days before he was bitten. The action of getting bitten was most likely the scare he needed to go into cardiac arrest. A black rat snake bite could have precipitated that if the man's heart was in that bad of shape and he'd been neglecting chest pains for days.
Whoever is responsible for that picture needs to pull it and put up the correct species whether it the AP or the Missourian. People think, "Oh just find any old snake picture that looks menacing and that will do. No one will know." Well, that's lazy and makes them look ridiculous.10 months ago
"Our mission banner at the front of the church says we are an “open and accepting Christian environment.” If we had withdrawn the call we felt we would go against God’s will."
I think you must have missed that part Sotar. It's a difficult concept for some to understand.12 months ago
Wait, who wrote this editorial? Where do we see their name? Am I just not looking hard enough?12 months ago
That's an African Spur-thighed tortoise. They are also referred to as Sulcatas and Spurred Tortoise, but not terrapins. Terrapins are a variety of aquatic turtle. Totally different.May 16, 2012
This just reenforces all my reasons for deer hunting. The deer I hunt never come from factory farms, so they are free range, eat a natural diet and are free from hormones and antibiotics. Venison I eat is processed by my family and is high in protein, super lean and very healthy. Gathering around a venison roast is the perfect way to share holiday cheer with friends and family after deer season. The deer meat is as versatile as anything else out there and only cost $17 to feed me and my friends for an entire year!! If that isn't cheap, I don't know what is. Plus the money I spend on a tag goes to protect vital habitat for wildlife. The money spent on expensive vegan food goes to line someone's pockets.
I'm healthy, 5"1' tall, weigh between 115-119lbs and am surprisingly strong for my small stature.
PETA is a joke as an environmental not-for-profit. Most of the millions they rake in yearly goes right into ridiculous, over the top ad campaigns. Precious few dollars make it to ACTUALLY HELP ANIMALS. They euthanize most of the pets brought to their shelter and advocate the banning and killing of pitbulls.
I work for a not for profit that uses the bulk of its budget for directly helping wildlife through rehabilitation, education, field work, as well as propagation and reintroduction of endangered species. We do more for animals in a year than PETA has done in its entire existence!Dec 22, 2011