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Nancy_MN
#190 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:57:34 PM(UTC)
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Marg, I don't think I could live there with that kind of danger around.

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jcorsbie
#191 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:30:05 AM(UTC)
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I have touched on several times but not without much trepedation and some shrill screams.  And someon else was holding it -- I just closed my eyes and quickly touched it.  I by no means liked it and would not like to do it again.  But hold one -- heck no.  

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GloBug
#192 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:41:31 AM(UTC)
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I'm not a fan of snakes but when I've saw wild ones in Arizona and Montana, I was intrigued.  

I saw a sidewinder once in Arizona and there was an art to the way he/she slithered along through the sand, leaving impressions in the sand like wavey paint strokes on a painting.

And in Montana, I literally walked over a crop of flat rocks and lo and behold...someone behind me spotted a big fat rattler having a snooze under one of the shady flat rocks I had just walked over!!  We were all amazed at how the rattler blended in with the coloring of the rock.  Needless to say, we moved on quickly and were more careful about our next steps back to our car.   

cv quilter
#193 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:47:59 PM(UTC)
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Glo, those rattlers are tricky...you're right..they leave a pretty trail impression in the sand, their skins are lovely when they shed, but beware.  You are very fortunate that the rattler was snoozing when you walked over him/her.  Our oldest son was bitten by a rattler (his bad (and stupidity) cause he was trying to capture him so they could eat him...YUK!!!! what was he thinking?) and ended up in hospital for 3 days due to being bitten between his thumb and index finger...swelled up 2 times the size of his entire hand, turned black, had to have several anti-venom shots (at a HUGE $ amount for each shot) and finally was released with his hand intact.  Took him a while to recover from that.  They actually thought they would have to amputate his hand because of the toxicity of the venom.  

Sharon
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Cosmocat12
#194 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 4:56:07 AM(UTC)
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Shoron - what a huge worry and ordeal at the time for your son (and you guys), luckily a happy outcome.

I would freak out a bit if I saw a snake in its natural habitat, and keep a healthy distance. As Marg pointed out, we have a lot of poisionous snake species in Australia. But other more people friendly snakes I have no problems. The kids and I patted a python at a country show. And many years ago in Thailand I was happy to pose with a python wrapped around my shoulders. They are so smoothe.

Tracey
Cosmocat12
#195 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 4:58:56 AM(UTC)
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Question of the Week

Do you have plants inside your house?


Tracey
Chelle
#196 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 9:22:07 AM(UTC)
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I don't.  I don't really have a space to put them without adding to the clutter or having Allie cat messing with them.

As long as I'm breathin', there's no bad days.~ Alabama
cv quilter
#197 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 9:35:41 AM(UTC)
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Yes, I have three lovely potted plants and a Pointsettia that I am trying to preserve so it will bloom again later in the year.

Sharon
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Nana bear
#198 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 9:59:52 AM(UTC)
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Yes - all fake. No watering needed like

Deb whistle
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Brenda
#199 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 11:07:13 AM(UTC)
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My husband has a few in his gun room.  He has a green thumb and can keep things alive.

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Mimi
#200 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 2:00:16 PM(UTC)
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Yes.  I have about 15 house plants of different sizes around the house but mostly on the first floor.   

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Dorian
#201 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 2:46:39 PM(UTC)
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Oh man Sharon, that would of freaked me out! I'm glad your son got thru it ok.

I don't have a green thumb, I tried houseplants years ago, and they died. So haven't had any since, although if we had some now, my dd would be able to keep it alive.

Keep a smile in your heart :) Dorian
Bonita
#202 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 3:13:59 PM(UTC)
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Yes, have three in my bedroom on the window sill. 

Bonita
quiltertess
#203 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 5:47:10 PM(UTC)
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I have about 22 houseplants right now.  That number flucuates depending on how much they grow.

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cv quilter
#204 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 6:28:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: quiltertess Go to Quoted Post

I have about 22 houseplants right now.  That number flucuates depending on how much they grow.

Tess and Mimi how beautiful that must be to have so much "life" growing in your homes.  I have very little room, so have to settle for a few house plants along with the beautiful plants (flowers and veggies) that Fred has grown from seed in his green house and has scattered around our courtyard!

Sharon
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dogsbody
#205 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 9:02:34 PM(UTC)
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Looks like a greenhouse in here, with a palm about 4 ft tall, a ficus the same size, large christmas cactus, crown of thorns, and assorted vining plants. And I usually bring the potted herbs in for the winter.

GloBug
#206 Posted : Friday, May 25, 2018 10:43:18 PM(UTC)
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I have one potted plant inside my house...please don't ask about plants in pots outside in our backyard. 

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