What a Snake!!


Would you drive on, or wait?

What A Snake!

Thanks to Roy!


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Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

6 responses »

  1. Hi,

    a friend just e-mailed me the above photo with a claim that it was taken near Gloucester in NSW north of Sydney, Australia. Can you please confirm? I didn’t know that area was tropical enough for the sort of vegetation I see in the photo, and I’m not sure I recognize the species of snake as an Australian one.

    Many thanks,

  2. Hi Marilyn – I have nooooo idea where this is from. This is one of those e-mail thingies that get sent from person to person to person.

    However, looking at it logically, it obviously is one of the larger constrictors. Could be a python from Africa, India or SE Asia, or an anaconda from South America. Markings aren’t too helpful, as the photo is a little shadowed from it being a cloudy day.

    I would lean toward a Burmese Python, myself, vegetation not withstanding.

    • Thanks, Andrew! I like knowing stuff like this. I guess this is a relatively rare sight, as I understand anacondas are very shy.

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