Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Dumb Snake Movie, Dumber Prank, Dumbest Response from a Snake Expert

Someone let two live rattlesnakes go inside a movie theater playing Snakes on a Plane in Arizona. That's pretty dumb. But what's dumber is what the spokesperson for the Phoenix Herpetological Society said:
It's dark. They can't see you, you know that well. If it's scared, boom it strikes.
In fact, a rattlesnake can see rather well in the dark, when it's looking at the ankle of a warm-blooded animal. What the spokesman appeared to forget was that rattlesnakes are pit vipers and have heat vision.

Here's more reasons why SOAP is a dumb movie.


At 11:01 AM, Blogger S said...

Great site!
I would however assume that the reporter screwed up the quote, imposing her/his own uninformed opinion over that of the Herpetological Society spokesperson.
When it comes to herps, there is a lot of prejudice that can’t be over come. Your site is doing a great service to herps & the people that love them.
Some people will always fear death at the sight of a garder snake.
Thanks for blogging,

At 1:31 PM, Blogger lisa said...

I like how the reporter asserts that "pythons don't have fangs". While you may not call them out-and-out "fangs", they sure as heck have teeth...been bitten/struck myself enough to draw blood! It's too bad people are so phobic of such beneficial, mostly benevolent creatures. Like anything else such as bears, mountain lions, etc.-if you are in their "house" and edible-YOU are what's for dinner! P.S. I must admit that I did stumble across a picture a few years ago on the site "consumption junction" of a very large python actually consuming a full-grown man-quite graphic!

At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)


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