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Bad news for snake oil salesmen…

December 10, 2007

A few days ago I blogged a blog item about a huge snake, and pointed out a strong warning against using the photo for ad purposes. It was the first I was aware that some folks might try to do that with snake pictures.

Apparently those would-be snakesploitation advertising goons are still lurking, because here comes a picture of a giant spitting cobra, with the same warning. I can understand the precaution. Nothing motivates me to go out and spend money more than the words SNAKE and SPIT. Man, I got my hand on my wallet already!

I mean, come on. This isn’t exactly a giant panda. Considering we’re told that one of these cobras packs enough poison to kill 15 people, I’d say this dude in the shorts and 14 of his buddies are the ones who should be getting warned.

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Anthony Childs, an associate of Bio-Ken snake farm in Watamu on the Kenyan coast, stands in front of a newly discovered giant spitting cobra, measuring nearly nine feet, in this picture released by Wildlife Direct, December 7, 2007. REUTERS/WildlifeDirect/ Handout.  EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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FORE!

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“I’m gonna gitcha!! I’m gonna gitcha!”

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Snake Farm.
“Yep, Jake. It’s your turn to ride the barbed-wire fence and round up the strays.”

“No way, Hank! I done branded seven youngins thishere mornin’ and I’m plumb tuckered.”

“Well, alright, Jake. You can stay here and mind the fire and the beans. You let them overcook and I’ll have yer ass.”

“Yessir, Hank.”

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Noon at the Bio-Ken corral.

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I wonder if you could make a portable vacuum to suck the snake in and seal the end. There is a guy who does it with gophers but he doesn’t trap them inside the tube. Hmmm.

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Cousin to the Fart in your General Direction cobra.

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Anybody got an apple?

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Inspired by the fairy tale in which a princess kisses a frog who then becomes a prince, Ted decided that the only way to find the woman of his dreams was to kiss a snake. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. this Wednesday…

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Of all the tools he could have chosen with which to face an enormous poisonous spitting cobra, Anthony decides to bring the weed-whacker.

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Smells like snake, tastes like venom.

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Any man willing to risk getting bit in the big toe by a cobra is a better man than me!

Is there a youtube video of the outcome of this stand off by any chance?

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Are you sure that this guy’s name isn’t Ricki?

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“You’re so cute! Yes your are! You’re sooooo cute, OW!!!”

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