News, but not the serious kind
Snake snuff jocks hit the airwaves?
Sure. Here’s one litmus test. If you find yourself with a tube of glue in one hand and a live rattlesnake in the other, it may be time to put rabid bats in your guidance counselor’s car.
The reason this comes to mind is, I saw photos of this guy gluing radio transmitters to rattlesnakes in hopes of learning why so many of them get run over on highways.
Apparently the thinking is – and I do see some flaws here – that given a chance to reach a drive-time radio audience, snakes will broadcast stuff like, “Well, here comes a Porsche 911 going about 110 mph, so I’m going to slither on across Route 27 and ttthhhhhhhpppppp!!!!!”
Adam Martinson, from the University of Calgary, glues a radio transmitter onto the back of a prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, on August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to study why snakes slither onto – and too frequently die on – the asphalt blacktop of the region’s roads. REUTERS/ Todd Korol