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Elorie gets a surprise when she looks into her washing machine
lillyflowers wrote in metaquotes
I then had the problem of getting a small, angry snake out of my washing machine. I didn't want to pick it up again with my bare hands, on the grounds that it seemed perturbed and we hadn't been introduced. Thus we decline to do in full awareness what we have already done in ignorance.

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No, Athens, Georgia, US. We do have poisonous snakes here (copperheads, water moccasins, and several species of rattler). Hence my caution, and tongs.

Th-there are poisonous snakes in Georgia? D: *ignorant Northerner going to school in GA*

Yes, and two species of poisonous spiders (black widows and brown recluses). The spiders like cluttery, dusty overhangs and the like and I've never seen either of them personally though I know someone who was bitten by a brown recluse (he was cleaning out an old shed). It made him pretty sick but he recovered. Also, I've lived here my whole life and like to go camping and hiking and while I've seen plenty of snakes while tromping around in the woods, I've never run into a poisonous one unexpectedly. I've seen one water moccasin while out canoeing and some copperheads, but they were all at a comfortable distance. The various nature centers often do programs where you can learn about local snakes, how to recognize them, etc. It's good to know their habits so you don't wind up disturbing them, but it's not like you have to exert Constant Vigilance Against the Wildlife Menace.

Ah, that's really good to know! Thank you! I was freaking out because my dorm's laundry room is on the ground floor, and the doors are always open. Though I think I'll exercise a bit more caution when tromping around, haha.

Hm, I've learned that if you tromp around, snakes will sense the earth shaking/trembling from your footsteps and slither away into safety. If that's true, tromping around shouldn't be too dangerous. :)

Is that so? I guess I should tromp around, then. XD

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