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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Snakes in a church! Reply with quote

Most of our participants in the USA are probably aware that some small American religious sects, mostly in the rural Southeast, handle poisonous snakes as part of their worship activities. Those overseas may not be aware of it. This article describes how a leader of one such group was caught with illegal poisonous snakes, including one PUFF ADDER!!!! Shocked



http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/13/snake.bust.ap/index.html

The stock photo accompanying the article looks like I could've taken it (but I didn't, alas!).
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These people get that from the last chapter of Mark in the gospels. However I sorely think that this is being misinterpreted. The news program "Dateline," had a segment on this type of thing also, which showed a man bit on the cheek (the one on his face that is Laughing ) while handling a very large rattler during church services. He immediately died there on camera! Shocked
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g4lab



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the COBRAs !!!
Those poor animals were very far from home in the custody of truly ignorant people who view them as earthly representatives of the devil.
At least some of them manage to jump out of the gene pool.
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P_T



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta say that snake photo is truly excellent.

I have to agree with g4lab. It's really sad how people can be so ignorant and in turn putting both themselves and those snakes in danger.
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