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#963830 - Sun Jan 27 2013 06:54 PM Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme
ren33 Offline
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Thanks all for the photos for the theme "New", which I am now closing.
The new theme of "Snake"is not as restrictive as it seems.
Snake can be an animal, yes, but it can describe , say for instance, the journey of a river or stream, a train, a road-anything, in fact that 'moves in long twisting curves."
I chose this one as the New Chinese Year is for the Snake, so any decorations for that celebration would also fit the theme. Thanksssssssssss all !
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#963954 - Mon Jan 28 2013 11:13 AM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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I think I may have posted this one before - it's Maynooth holding a corn snake at the Canberra zoo.


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#963957 - Mon Jan 28 2013 11:30 AM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: MotherGoose]
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Worth posting again if you have - it's very pretty. Make good pets too, apparently. Cuddly, and rarely bite!
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#964046 - Mon Jan 28 2013 04:02 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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Here's a less scary snake! This catnip snake was a pre-Christmas gift for Precious. Guess I should have saved it for Chinese New Year! She has great fun with it, but sometimes bites her tail by mistake...


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#964470 - Wed Jan 30 2013 01:53 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
ren33 Offline
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That's very gratifying Lesley. Thankyou!
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#964674 - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:26 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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One of the many I saw while in Australia.
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#966363 - Sat Feb 09 2013 07:10 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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Feeling the need to uphold a national stereotype here...!



This is a Taipan, one of the many poisonous snakes in Oz, but one of the few scary ones. These guys/gals are aggressive and are known to chase potential victims whereas almost all other snakes will avoid conflict with humans, and bite as a last resort. The Taipan is the world's most venomous snake (i.e. it's venom is the most potent). However, it has a relatively inefficient venom delivery mechanism, hence it is not considered as dangerous as a few others (cobra, black mamba etc) - danger here being relative of course! Unlike many deadly snakes which have fangs that actively inject the venom, the taipan's venom site on the surface of the fangs.

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#966562 - Mon Feb 11 2013 07:43 AM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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Not your ideal household pet then....
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#967377 - Thu Feb 14 2013 02:06 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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Not a real snake! We put out rubber snakes around our fruit trees to keep the rabbits and ground squirrels from eating the leaves and bark. A couple of years ago, the ground squirrels literally ate two of my trees down to nubs. Having snakes around helps.


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#967407 - Thu Feb 14 2013 04:57 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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This is a bit fuzzy, and I don't know what variety of snake this is, but he's most definitely real. Luckily he's behind glass at the Toronto Zoo, otherwise I wouldn't be this close!


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#968126 - Tue Feb 19 2013 08:31 AM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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Ireland doesn't have snakes, unless you include all the escaped pet ones -- maybe that's why we have statues that stamp on them.


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#968401 - Wed Feb 20 2013 10:35 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
ren33 Offline
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Good old St Pat, then!
Just a reminder that this theme ends next week with the end of Feb.
Suggestions for the new one are, as always, welcome.
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#969223 - Tue Feb 26 2013 09:59 AM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
ren33 Offline
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I will close this when all have reached the end of Feb.
Directing you all to the letter F for Freddy, or Fun or Fish or Fandango. Good luck.
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#969230 - Tue Feb 26 2013 10:32 AM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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The Cuckmere in Sussex is a very snakey river when it gets to the sea.
http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/4/3/0/event_148602032.jpeg
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#969325 - Tue Feb 26 2013 09:44 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: spanishliz]
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Originally Posted By: spanishliz
This is a bit fuzzy, and I don't know what variety of snake this is, but he's most definitely real. Luckily he's behind glass at the Toronto Zoo, otherwise I wouldn't be this close!

Aahhh - the famous Glass Climbing Python! smile


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#969329 - Tue Feb 26 2013 10:14 PM Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme [Re: ren33]
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Here's one more from my trip to the Toronto Zoo, before the month is over.


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