Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme

Posted by: ren33

Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Sun Jan 27 2013 06:54 PM

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 !
Posted by: MotherGoose

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Mon Jan 28 2013 11:13 AM

I think I may have posted this one before - it's Maynooth holding a corn snake at the Canberra zoo.


Posted by: lesley153

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Mon Jan 28 2013 11:30 AM

Worth posting again if you have - it's very pretty. Make good pets too, apparently. Cuddly, and rarely bite!
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Mon Jan 28 2013 04:02 PM

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...

Posted by: ren33

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Wed Jan 30 2013 01:53 PM

That's very gratifying Lesley. Thankyou!
Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Thu Jan 31 2013 01:26 PM



One of the many I saw while in Australia.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Sat Feb 09 2013 07:10 PM

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.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Mon Feb 11 2013 07:43 AM

Not your ideal household pet then....
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Thu Feb 14 2013 02:06 PM

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.


Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Thu Feb 14 2013 04:57 PM

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!

Posted by: Chavs

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Tue Feb 19 2013 08:31 AM

Ireland doesn't have snakes, unless you include all the escaped pet ones -- maybe that's why we have statues that stamp on them.

Posted by: ren33

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Wed Feb 20 2013 10:35 PM

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.
Posted by: ren33

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Tue Feb 26 2013 09:59 AM

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.
Posted by: Jabberwok

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Tue Feb 26 2013 10:32 AM

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
Posted by: trangie

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Tue Feb 26 2013 09:44 PM

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

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: Chinese Year of the Snake -Theme - Tue Feb 26 2013 10:14 PM

Here's one more from my trip to the Toronto Zoo, before the month is over.