Tuesday, June 14, 2005

There's a New Snake Man in Town

There’s an article in the paper today about a couple that have turned into the go-to pair in a snake emergency. Bud James, or The Snake Man as he is called by Bakersfield Animal Control, helps retrieve lost pets and impound venomous snakes. He also provides a place to keep the animals. The Jameses currently have 35 snakes. They keep the rattlesnake in THEIR BEDROOM! (Ah heeellll no. That’s crazy. How does that woman sleep?)

I liked Mrs. James’ explanation for keeping the reptiles around. “We don’t have these just because we’re weird. We take them to schools and libraries,” she said.

Whatever lady. You’re weird. Period. Deal with it.