Friday, April 20, 2012

R is for Rattlesnakes


Rattlesnakes are creepy, scary, dangerous, terrifying.

OK, so I've never actually seen one, but rattlesnakes are also really easy to make out of clay, especially if you don't bother with the rattle.

And I'm tired.

Meh.

(I thank you in advance for not telling me he looks - literally - like a pile of crap.)

35 comments:

  1. Rattlesnakes live near me. I know that they are lurking just outside my fence line. They are bidding their time until the rogue pythons down in Miami migrate further north and then...then...I don't even want to contemplate that axis of evil!

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  2. no worries...wrong colour unless you're a broccoli-inhaling maniac!
    never seen a rattler, either, and i am good with that.
    when playing with play dough with the nieces, worms are pretty much aunti's go-to invention!
    have a great weekend, stephanie!

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  3. Ah yes very cunning R and S all in one post.

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  4. I've seen a rattle snake in captivity, but not in the wild. I like to say that snakes don't scare me, but it's easy to say that when I've never encountered one up close. I said that about cockroaches too, until one was creeping down the hallway toward my bed when I was staying with a friend last week. Ugh.

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  5. Do you ever watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson? He has a mug that looks just like your little snake-y!

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  6. Eek! They're scary. It's a good snake. No poo.

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  7. I went for a jog the other night... well, intervals, so SPRINT, pant pant pant oh god, Walk this is nice. SPRINT! (repeat for 30 minutes). Anyway, I was out at the bike trail near where I live. I stopped and turned around when there were two elk on the trial looking scary and huge.

    Anyway, as I walked the first part back, listening to the coyotes in the distance making a ruckus over something, I passed a sign, "RATTLESNAKES have been ACTIVE IN THIS AREA. USE CAUTION".

    Pretty much ran for my life. Too much wildlife for the middle of a town of 60,000 people.

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  8. Yea I don't like snakes- but since most of my students are bio majors- I've often had to endure the 'bring your pet snake' to class students who like to kiss them (eeewwww!) and feed them tiny frozen mice (eewwww!) all while inwardly shrieking. No rattlesnakes of course, but still.

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    1. You have just made me insanely glad that I don't teach bio majors.

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  9. That's a sh*tty snake. But I mean that in the best possible way.

    (Truth is, I'm in awe of your claybilites.) Another great post!

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  10. The only good snake is a snake that's nowhere near me. I hate them so much. I got trapped in a cave with a snake when I was a kid. I was traumatised. Thanks for bringing that back, Stephanie. :\

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  11. He doesn't look like poop! I'm a fan of snakes. My mom on the other hand is petrified of them.

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  12. We used to have a little shaker instrument from Mexico in our basement. I cannot remember the name of those things. Anyway, my brother used to tell me that rattlesnakes could smell fear and they lived in our area. They hunted those who were the most fearful. Then he would sneak into my room and night and shake the shakey thing while hiding under my bed. There are reasons that I am the way I am.

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  13. I live in Texas where Rattlers are legendary. I am only really scared of two things, snakes and Tornadoes. Wow, just had a visual of snakes IN a tornado, now that's scary. Yours - not so scary. I think he would make a nice pet.

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  14. I keep snakes, but honestly can't say I've ever even seen a Rattlesnake in RL. Yours is very cute, tho. :D

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  15. That's a cute snake! We don't have rattlesnakes, but we have plenty of black snakes and garter snakes. I'm not a fan, but they don't scare me much either.

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  16. I completely agree with your adjectives on rattlesnakes. I don't care for any kind of snake, but I really have something against ones that could actually cause me death.

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  17. My mom grew up in central Mexico. She had to kill rattle snakes in her bedroom when she was a little girl. Makes me thankful for growing up in Canada where we have glass in our windows. :P

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  18. I actually thought how cute he was when I first saw him. We'll just pretend he rattles.

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  19. ...and you weren't the only one to choose rattlers today! http://dcstultz.blogspot.com/2012/04/r-is-for-rattlers.html

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  20. LOL. That's a cute rattlesnake.

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  21. Eeeeek! Rattlesnakes are very creepy. I thought we didn't have any that lived near us, and then someone shattered my naive denial state... there really are rattlesnakes here. Somewhere.

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  22. Those eyes look like they took some effort, and I like the color swirl technique...both non-poo characteristics!

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  23. Didn't look like a pile of crap, till you said that. =0)

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  24. Definitely the most squeezably cute rattlesnake I've ever seen, Stephanie. :)

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  25. Damn you took away my comment with your last statement! Just kidding...

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  26. I actually thought he looks kind of sweet...

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  27. He does look sweet! If I squint my eyes he looks like a beanie baby!

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  28. hehe - you deserve a break girl, I hope this whole thing doesn't take it out of you and...
    the rattler doesn't look like a pile of crap with two raisins that you didn't chew until you stand a couple of meters away from the screen and take the glasses off.

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  29. He doesn't look like crap at all. But he does have a face like a butt.

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  30. I love your rattlesnake - he's a cutie-pie!
    Happy R-Day!
    ... and I think we're all feeling a bit tired...

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  31. Even though I can't stand snakes, I think this one is cute. :)

    Fun blog. Following!

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  32. That snake has some real personality. What a charming smile. I don't trust him for one second looking all innocent like that.

    My son found a rattlesnake once when we were in eastern Oregon. Luckily he didn't try to pick it up and it just sort of cruised off into some brush. Yes, my son has always loved to pick up random snakes. Garter snakes are cute, but they pee all over when you pick them up and that smell is nasty. My son pretty much smelled like snake pee from age 3 to 12 in the summers.

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  33. I've seen more rattlers here in the high desert than any other kind of snake. Killed a couple in my back yard. Have a few friends that have been bit. Lucky to be alive. I think there is a funny article somewhere on my blog called Snakes Alive about rattle snakes. I like your snake though.

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  34. I never saw one, but I heard it. That day could have been my last day on earth. It may just have been a baby with a rattle. I'll never know.

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