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snapper
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So I'm in Arizona. Just put a full day of work driving in Nevada and picking up a load (happy Labor Day). I try to keep in modest shape so I took a nice walk. Its nearing dusk but a smooth paved road makes for a good walking path.

Anyway, I get out my blackberry and start to read a post history wrote while I walk. I hear a hiss under my feet. I see a 2 foot snake, think it was a rattler but could have been a copperhead, lunge at me. I jump, really high, I mean clearing a track and field hurdle. The snake misses and retreats into the weeds.

So now I am safely in my truck, grateful 911 wasn't needed.

Ironic I almost became history while reading Doc Bob's post.

[This message has been edited by snapper (edited September 06, 2011).]


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Interesting, this past Saturday there was a local guy who wrote a story about his meeting with a copperhead. The snake didn't survive the encounter. Someone with him had a shovel. He said that when the headless body struck him, he fell to the ground instead of jumping.


Glad you can jump. And no harm taken.


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Robert Nowall
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I guess the moral is, if you get the urge to text while you're doing something else, even just walking...conquer it.
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Rhaythe
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Is anyone else amused that this story happened to a guy using the alias "Snapper"? Or am I reaching too low?
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I'm glad you are ok.

And I'm appreciative that the thread title is not "History almost killed me!" (although there is something appropriately George Santayana in such a statement).

I am also glad the moral is not deemed (as yet): "Don't read Dr. Bob's posts."

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob


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Glad you're alright snapper.

Oddly enough I've just finished writing a scene where a character fights and kills a large snake

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Glad you're okay, Frank! Gotta keep your eyes open!
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