Sothern Lady, Im in Franklin on the bayou Teche. My GI is in New Iberia. Hes a good one , major in crohns and he teaches too. Name is Dr. Perry Stokes if you want to look him up. I have riden the Natchez trace on my scooter many times. Very pretty up there. I like the fact that you can still find the ruts where the wagon wheels rolled . Lots of history there.
Randy , I use to have the kill them all let God sort them out way of thinking long ago but now I figure they have as much right to be here as I do. Still not fond of snakes but I dont kill the non poisonus ones . In fact the small ones like ribon snakes and garters eat insects in my garden and dont bother me at all. Mud snakes have a red belly and play dead like hognose snakes if you bother them. King snakes eat piosonus snakes and odd as it is I have been bitten by a king. I never saw him until he was clamped down on my hand . I learned to pay more attention. I think it was a case of mistaken identity, or maybe not. He drew blood but has no fangs. I can see why you would not like old mr. no neck though. I guess I have the same feeling about
wasps having been stung many times. I had a friend that was stung by a scorpion in basic training at Fort Polk. Someone asked him how it felt when it stung him and he said, " Lightning shot out of my a--" .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.