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Snakes, ctd.

March 28, 2011

I’ve touched on my uneasiness with snakes before. Now I am afraid I have to report on a new snake concern. Seems an Egyptian Cobra has escaped at the Bronx Zoo. The snake in question is a juvenile Egyptian Cobra. Don’t be fooled by his youth, this snake will fuck you up. The Egyptian Cobra is most famous for working with Cleopatra on her suicide. It’s a pretty deadly snake

I am a little relieved that it is cold because, if I understand snake motivations correctly, this means the missing cobra will be staying close to home, in this case the reptile house. Which has been closed until the poor lost snake can be found. To quote my Indian Jones, “Snakes, why does it have to be snakes?”

How much would it suck to die of a snake bite in the Bronx. Below is some guy fucking with an Egyptian Cobra, this guys motivations I do not understand.

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  1. jco permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:28 pm

    I highly recommend reading Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff. And if you do, you will find that the historical record does not support that she killed herself with a snake bite, as perpetuated by pop culture and the late Elizabeth Taylor. The Queen of the Nile was an expert on poisons of various types (as a Ptolemy, she had to use them on her siblings among others), and probably used one that was far less painful and speedier acting.

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