apology! email sent to whole pbs list accidentally

Ceridwen Lloyd ceridwen@internode.on.net
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:18:22 PDT
Sorry to all, that ramble was just meant to go to Jim McKenny

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> On 2 Nov 2013, at 2:30 pm, "Randall P. Linke" <randysgarden@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Here in the US at least, if not internationally, we have the on-line
> "Darwin Awards" for those stupid enough to be done in by nature or other
> acts of their own stupidity.
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> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Ceridwen Lloyd <ceridwen@internode.on.net>wrote:
> 
>> Already wrote too much that wasn't bulb-related! So I won't reply to the
>> list at large.
>> But yes, red-bellies in particular are bad for dogs, dead in 20 minutes
>> and with antivenene about $1100 a shot at the vet and often more than one
>> needed, you'd better really love your pooch. Witless terrier was growling
>> at me from under the roses a couple of Christmases back and I thought "oh,
>> she's got a rat" but when I hauled her out I thought "oh she's killed a
>> snake" then realised "oh she hasn't yet quite killed a snake". So my
>> christmas present of a ladies 410 shotgun was used to despatch the mortally
>> wounded but still very dangerous creature, only a two-footer but when we
>> lived closer to a national park we had a resident as thick as my forearm.
>> The browns are deadly from day one and they love to lay eggs in mulch, so
>> late summer is a time to avoid poking around in it. Normally you leave them
>> alone (it is illegal to kill one actually) and there are a few
>> snake-catching businesses who charge more for a home visit than I'm allowed
>> to! (Though I guess Australian medical cos
>> ts are lower than the US, different system and all that)
>> No human deaths for a long time - and the last few have involved alcohol
>> so I guess that's just evolution in action.
>> But they do give me the heebie-jeebies a bit - it's not just sun
>> protection that always has me in long pants.
>> 
>> On a bulb-related note, I have been thrilled with the germination rates
>> from my bulb exchange seeds, even ones not planted for a few seasons.
>> Mostly I have liliums and even the more picky US ones have at least poked a
>> few seedlings up. I have just potted up the survivors from I think my very
>> first received seed, SIGNA, alophia lahue and cypella coelestis, though
>> when the plant stand was blown over in a gale and I had to rescue what I
>> could things became jumbled - there's a pot called "viridis" that is either
>> lachenalia or ixia, have to wait and see.
>> The only part of the US I've visited was Baltimore - for a few days just
>> after Christmas on the way home from eloping to France - enough years ago
>> that all the young black kids on the train had pagers!!
>> We visited the Smithsonian to see the moon landing crafts and the
>> supermarkets to see a cross section of the real life, but wrong time of
>> year for flora.
>> Now when I think of travel anywhere it's not really for the culture, it's
>> to see the trees! (I had expressed a desire to go to Sakhalin island to a
>> Russian patient, who just have me a look and remarked drily "you like
>> bears?")
>> 
>> Best
>> 
>> Ceridwen
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>>> On 2 Nov 2013, at 10:15 am, Jim McKenney <jamesamckenney@verizon.net>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Ceridwen, I wonder how many non-Australians know what the Australian red
>> bellied snake and the brown snake are. Your casual references to them gives
>> no indication.  Both are members of the same family as cobras, mambas,
>> kraits and coral snakes among others. According to the wikipedia entry for
>> the brown snake, it is the world's second most venomous land snake.
>>> 
>>> Your poor dogs!
>>> 
>>> Jim McKenney
>>> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA where we have local snake species
>> called red bellied snake and brown snake - ours are strictly of the
>> harmless garden variety.
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