The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2069625
Posted By: Acme
05-Jun-07 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
When I worked at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona I realized that many of the visitors were from Western Washington, my neck of the woods. And we have no venomous snakes there. So I took time and care to find good illustrations and made posters to put in the campgrounds with snake identification information.
The very day I finished it, I was standing in the back door sunshine, and stepped out to see a small western diamond back stretched out also enjoying the sunshine. My poster worked--I could identify it easily. But there, we had people with snake sticks and buckets who catch them and moved them, so this youngster had to find a new patch of gravel to enjoy.
This morning I saw some consciousness-raising mushrooms in a soggy flower bed beside my back door. I wonder, if we threw a couple of those in the box with John's missing bits, would that revive him in case there aren't enough air holes?