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Friday, August 5, 2011

Man Finds Dead Snake, Man Skins Dead Snake Like He Saw on TV, Man Dreams of Making Dead Snake into Coat (or Possibly Vest)

Posted by on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Skagit Valley Herald has the story!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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TVDinner 1
Best part of the story comes at the end:

"What are you going to feed this thing?" Pfeifer said. "A goat every two weeks? Children?"
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM · Report this
DeepFriedBananaBits 2
I love this part.
"Neighbors - drawn by the sight of the snakeskin or the rotten, fishy odor it gave off - gathered in the lot. Dozens of flies crawled across the skin's surface."
And up from the ground came a bubbling crude... The Sedro-Wooley Hillbillies...
Posted by DeepFriedBananaBits on August 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 3
I'm sure cats and dogs would do quite nicely, TVDinner.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on August 5, 2011 at 1:33 PM · Report this
More, I Say! 4
Awwe, yeahh!! Home-made snake-skin vest!! The Nuge would be proud.
Posted by More, I Say! on August 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM · Report this
5
A vest! That reminds me of an old article I looked up about what used to be the world's largest game-hunters' taxidermy factory, a block from where the Stranger offices are now (they had another Cap Hill branch in the building where R Place is today). In the sixties Jonas Bros. used to do "more than 2,000 head mounts a year (sheep, caribou, moose, etc.) and from 1,000 to 1,500 bears", but they also did fashion like Mr. Snake Vest dreams of:
Though some huntresses have furs made into garments, a woman is no more out to shoot a fur to wear than a man is out to shoot his dinner. "A woman is just as interested as a man in having her trophy on a wall," says Bert Klineburger. "Otherwise she wouldn't be hunting." For only $6.50, though, she could have a deerskin tanned and dressed, with or without hair. That equals one waistcoat or handbag, two pairs of moccasins or three pairs of gloves; four skins would make a man's jacket or a woman's belted coat.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/a…
Posted by gloomy gus on August 5, 2011 at 1:37 PM · Report this
TVDinner 6
@3: I think Goldy might have a cat to donate to the cause....
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 5, 2011 at 1:46 PM · Report this
billrm 7
I knew this was Sedro Woolley!
Yee-Haww!
After a few 6 packs, I bet they decide to have a BBQ.
Hey Everybody! Snake Roast at Bubba's!
Posted by billrm on August 5, 2011 at 1:52 PM · Report this
thatsnotright 8
I am happy it got run over. Washington doesn't need a python infestation.
Posted by thatsnotright on August 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM · Report this
9
lindy, you are so awesome for posting this article.
Posted by LindyLover on August 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 10
I'm holding out for the full, three-piece roadkill suit.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on August 5, 2011 at 2:57 PM · Report this
TVDinner 11
@5: Jonas Bros? Oh, too good to be true!
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM · Report this
Puty 12
People shouldn't adopt Burmese pythons if they can't look after them. Boo to all the bad snake owners.

Also there was some fine writin' in that story.
Posted by Puty on August 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM · Report this

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