Thursday, November 15, 2012

Greetings from Mister Snake

We are continuing on with Reptile Week, which is not something we planned.

Good morning to those of you in Dubai where it is now 9:30 a.m., which is said to be the top blogging traffic time here in America. But, by this time tomorrow, we fully expect that we will be picking up dry-cleaning from Bergmann;s Cleaning in the DC-suburb of Arlington, Va.*

For today's entry, we are focused on the Inland Taipan snake which is said to have some of the strongest venom in the world. It can be found in Australia, but it is presumably shy and has only bitten scientists in the lab. No report on the alive or dead status of those who were bitten.

One can see this breed of snake as well as other such poisonous snakes as the Water Cobra, the Black Mamba and the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake at the Cape Fear Serpentarium in Wilmington, NC, which we first heard about in an article in "Oxford American," a quarterly literary magazine out of Arkansas, several years ago.

For tomorrow's entry, we are contemplating a look at frogs. Other reptiles can be found on our sister blog:

*-We don't actually reside in the Washington, DC- area

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