Where Is It You Think You Are?

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Why yes, you are here. A choice, that still many, find was a bad choice on their part. If it isn’t enough that I have my haters for T.S.O.T.S.B., I also have an ever growing population of haters for my other blog which I Do Not promote in any of my posts in any manner whatsoever. In fact the only way you can get there from here is by clicking the Tattoo Glamour banner on the right side of this blog. I Do Not recommend doing so at this point if you are at work because it isn’t workplace friendly. I Do Not recommend clicking the banner if you are offended by full frontal nudity of women and/or tattoos because that is all that is there. I Do Not recommend clicking the banner if you are not 18+ at any time, ever. With that being said, I will explain briefly what is posted there, women with tattoos, from fully nude to fully clothed, there are No stories, No writing, and only one themed commitment, posting beautifully tattooed women, some models of course, but also people who have submitted photos. It’s very simple, that is all that can be found there, No hidden agenda, No promoting either nudity or tattoos, and No advertising for any products or services.

So, y’all might be wondering why I bring up anything about my other blog today, right now, and here. Be patient, I will get to that shortly. Over the years I have had to remind readers that it is a personal choice when visiting this or any of my blogs. Which brings me to a quick side note about why my python blog disappeared. I was “asked” by a collection of 13 professional bloggers and website operators to stop and take down my site because I was crossing a line of “faith” for readers because my personal success with pythons could be very misleading and could inadvertently misguide people into believing that raising pythons is “easy”. As well, amateurs such as myself are taking money out of the professional’s pockets. The cut and dry of it all is they wanted to advertise on my blog, for free and paid, but I refused to have any part of that shit. Soon after I receive a letter in the mail at my house from a law firm in Los Angeles which stated I was being sued for $1.8 million in damages which covered loss of income, to include sales, and the fact that I was an unlicensed and undocumented person giving advice on things which I was not legally obligated to provide. Having this all verified with my own lawyer it was granted that the lawsuit would be dropped if I killed of my little ol blog. Yes, it sounds like far fetched bullshit to get one’s panties in such a knot over a personal blog about personal experience with pythons, but it is what it is, which is sad, because I had big plans and quite a bit of helpful information to provide. Anyway, the blog was removed and handwritten apologies were sent out. Sadly, not one “you fucking suck motherfuckers” was included or implied. Luckily, after reviewing my legal rights with my lawyer I can say that these motherfuckers truly fucking suck sweaty balls because I would not dare list their names or sites to cause myself unwanted problems. So, here’s to y’all, hats of to the cunts who got scared that I was fucking infringing on whatever it was I was doing by just sharing with other enthusiasts. One last thing, FUCK YOU ALL!

Anyway, other choice makers have clicked the tattoo banner and were quick to tell me how ashamed I should be, how I’m definitely going straight to hell now, and how my blog is very degrading to women in general. I only have one reply and that is that I would assume that all of the women displayed made two choices, to get the tattoos and/or piercings and then either take pictures or have their pictures taken. Neither of which I had anything to do with. I am guilty of collecting these pictures and posting them on my blog for others to enjoy as well. Don’t like women? Great, don’t visit. Don’t like women with tattoos and/or piercings? Great, don’t visit. Don’t like sometimes fully nude women with tattoos and/or piercings? Great, don’t visit. I’m easy, I’m not trying to sell anything, I don’t care if you visit or not, and when you do make the choice to visit I know you made the choice. I hold no gun to a person’s head and demand they click the fucking banner. I warn of what will be seen, I warn it is not workplace friendly, and I warn it is for adults only. But, as we all know way to fucking well, just being an adult doesn’t make one mature. Furthermore, don’t email me whining that you are surprised there is nudity and how offended you because I really don’t give two fucks. Those of y’all who I have emailed back on this subject know that is exactly my response.

Anyway, I guess the moral of the story is that if you are easily fucking offended then my blogs probably aren’t your cup of tea. As usual, I expect this post to fall upon blind eyes and deaf ears, too bad I can’t get muted mouths to complete the package. Y’all are big boys and girls, make choices that work for you because my choices are mine and I can promise y’all that my choices are what are taken into consideration when I post to my blogs. In fact, stay tuned for a story of a not so classic office romance which will be ready to post pretty soon.

Sidetracked Again By Mother Nature

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Catching this beautiful little black garter snake this morning brought back some fond memories of my childhood. I caught two snakes today, this one and a copperhead, which I will talk about in a bit. This little guy was chilled out where I grow my peppers, it was probably stalking the one of the abundant insects or little frogs that love these peppers so much for some reason. No need to relocate him, he is a welcome sight for me, helps keep things in a healthy balance in the garden. Most snakes, if not all snakes, have a place and a role in nature, and lucky for me there are but a couple of poisonous snakes to contend with around here, I will get to that in a bit.

Growing up in southeastern Texas gives a person plenty of opportunity to be exposed to snakes, reptiles, and a good variety of wildlife. My wife will be the first to tell me that most people with an ounce of common sense have an inordinate fear of snakes. But I was different in the beginning when I was very young, I had a fascination with snakes. In my school days I remember seeing a big rattlesnake coiled up underneath my dad’s work truck and, according to my mother, I was stopped shy of grabbing it, which probably saved my life according to my parents.

I remember a time when I caught a small garter snake and approached them with it in a gentle and educational way, and they both began to panic. I was trying to show them how I hold it and how I respected it as a wild creature. I spent allot of time as a kid learning to understand the difference between poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes. An early introduction to snakes knocked any fear of snakes right out of me and since then I have always enjoyed having a snake companion through the years after that even if it was just long enough to carry one home and release into my mother’s garden where it can do some good.

I don’t mind catching a nonpoisonous snake whenever the opportunity presents itself. However, I have a healthy respect for the poisonous ones and give them their space unless they happen to be close to where kids might play, then I may help them relocate or to get on to the great beyond like this copperhead found in my yard below the evil grapefruit tree I was going to take pictures of for y’all. Notice that his head has been severed, yet she is biting herself. A poisonous snake with his head severed can still bite for a long time, many hours, if not days, after it has been cut off. I don’t bury heads, things dig up buried things, it goes into the burn can for disposal.

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I detest people who simply kill a poisonous snake indiscriminately just for the sake of killing it. When possible, I relocate the snake, sometimes they just too close though, I have allot of young feet pounding my yard, so I like to keep it as safe for the small human children as I can. There are four kinds of venomous snakes living in Texas, we encounter all but one regularly here in southeast Texas, the coral snake. Now, copperheads, cottonmouths (water moccasins) and rattlesnakes are pretty much everywhere all the time. Where I live my property backs up to the river and I also have a 4 1/2 acre pond, so I see those three pretty regularly.

I will be jointly posting this information on Guide To Ball Pythons because the information just might be beneficial there for readers. For those of y’all who have yet to visit then this would be a good time to see what I’m doing there as well.

Family Vacation Time Is Finally Here!

_20140811_095658Yes, it’s true, my family and I will be going on vacation tomorrow, to a place undisclosed to anyone except me. Sure, they know we are going somewhere but don’t know where that somewhere actually is. So, since they view this blog daily I will not be able to disclose any details except when. And, the only reason I am doing that is so when you don’t see me posting you don’t think I’m dead or something. As a bonus, I might even tell y’all about it when I get back. Deal? This short vacation will not only affect The Sting Of The Scorpion Blog but will also mean I will not be posting on Guide To Ball Pythons as well. I do have a post for the Guide that will post today and, of course, I’m not done here yet either. Hopefully y’all will not miss me too much and realize I’ll be back real soon.

What Is “Guide To Ball Pythons Blog”?

Guide To Ball Pythons Blog

_20140808_082618 Guide To Ball Pythons Blog is a guide based on my 30 years of experience handling ball pythons as well as other very useful resources I have found. It’s about sharing what I know, what I’ve learned, and providing a “go to” place for people with questions looking for answers.

As y’all can tell by looking around here, I have been busy incorporating links, graphics, and a tab to easily access the Guide To Ball Pythons Blog for everyone’s quick convenience. So, if y’all have an interest in ball pythons or are just curious about ball pythons, y’all should all go have yourselves a look.

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