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October 31, 2014

Beware of rattlesnakes outside courthouse

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  • gecroix posted at 9:08 pm on Sun, Nov 10, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    If you need to 'study other landscape options' BEFORE just going ahead and chopping down tall grass hiding rattlesnakes, you probably aren't too worried about two words versus one...[beam][beam]

     
  • cougargator posted at 8:23 pm on Sun, Nov 10, 2013.

    cougargator Posts: 203

    Who is the 'spell checker' who approved the sign on the courthouse lawn?

     
  • oldsaltydog posted at 1:51 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    oldsaltydog Posts: 24

    The Rattler is the #1 snake on Galveston Island.

     
  • Island Runner posted at 1:50 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    They just think they can get inside with the rest of the snakes at the court house.

     
  • Underdog posted at 12:36 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Underdog Posts: 129

    Why not get some kind of snake repellant, sounds easy to me or just mow down the grass, that simple.

     
  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 9:40 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 541

    Good Lord, the newspaper reports discovery of snakes in the grass at the courthouse and...not for the first time!

    I mean it is just too perfect to even comment. This is truly a "stand alone" story.

    And, of course, an opportunity to hire landscape consultants, into the bargain...what a morning, my sides are hurting.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 9:09 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3675

    Geocroix -
    You have a point. Why buck the 2 to 3 decade trend that was so appropriately launched here in Texas (Xeriscape) that encourages native plant and grass life?

    To try to have a St. Augustine turf grass would cost lots of $ to maintain (water, anti-fungicide/anti-blight since we get so damp in the winter months). Plus, I doubt it would deter a few wayward snakes.

    I'm sure rural folks who take a gander at this are laughing their boots off. BTW - wear boots if you're scared of snakes.

     
  • gecroix posted at 8:41 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    "Meanwhile, officials are exploring landscaping options other than the tall, ornamental grass, .."
    ??
    Echo string trimmer.
    There. Gratis. No charge to taxpayers for landscaping consultants or focus groups.
    Question:
    If one of the little snakes in the grass bites a personal injury lawyer, which one is harmed more?

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:20 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3675

    I think we're lucky in Galveston and in our county overall. What scares the heebie jeebies out of me are scorpions, and much of my family in the central part of the state have to contend with them so much.

    Scorpions make their appearance when dark sets in. They rest in bathtub drains overnight, and when you open up the shower spigot two or more of the scorpions emerge from under the drain, ready to make your morning like a scene from "Tarantula", even though they're not really tarantulas, but scorpions. Then, if you're out and about picking up firewood, they can be on one of those logs, ready to sting you. I don't like snakes, but I really can't stand scorpions.

     
  • Inland2304 posted at 6:00 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Inland2304 Posts: 13

    This may makethe Headlines of the Week with Jay Leno....."Snakes at Courthouse".....who would have thunk? LOL!

     
  • Robert Buckner posted at 5:12 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Robert Buckner Posts: 732

    This years rains has helped the rodent population thereby providing food for snakes and coyotes. My opinion anyway.

     
  • Don233 posted at 2:46 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Don233 Posts: 309

    Wait- wouldn't those be selfies, since most attorneys are snakes in the grass? Food for thought