April FoolsUncategorized Alright – my post was too terrifying for some folks by David The Good July 17, 2015January 20, 2017 written by David The Good July 17, 2015January 20, 2017 …so I pulled it. I’ll be snake-hunting if you need me. 😉 Support this site: shop on Amazon using this link. It doesn’t cost you a penny and it helps pay for my hosting! Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:WE'RE #1I got my first tattoo!!!"It's a Long Road, Backholme"Happy New Year!Growing Pumpkins in Florida 12 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Today at the 326 Community Market! White Mulberries! Turmeric! next post Happy Monday: here’s a video of a Florida flatworm! Related Articles Taking a different track… April 1, 2013 Azolla and duckweed as fertilizer? You bet! July 18, 2014 Pa Mac talks wood varieties and their uses March 26, 2013 2014 Florida Earthskills Gathering, Day 2 February 8, 2014 Happy New Year! My Goals for 2017 January 1, 2017 Garden help November 1, 2013 A Thai Garden Tour December 1, 2015 A Handmade Clay Kiln March 27, 2017 A sweet permaculture garden October 18, 2013 Mother Earth News on Aminopyralid contamination in manure March 5, 2013 12 comments Ian R July 17, 2015 - 11:46 pm Seriously? Your coral snake brought a smile to my face when I read it this morning. People need to relax. Reply David The Good July 17, 2015 - 11:50 pm I was realizing: people were thinking I was a terrible parent for not killing that snake. Really, it was early in the morning and I was awoken from a sound sleep so I staggered out with a camera to take pictures of the "snake, snake snake!" on the back porch. If I'd been more coherent, I should've dispatched the thing, even though it kills me to kill something beautiful. Reply Gordon July 18, 2015 - 5:58 am I'm sorry. It's difficult to imagine a terrifying garden post. Reply Gordon July 18, 2015 - 5:58 am I'm sorry. It's difficult to imagine a terrifying garden post. Reply Anonymous July 18, 2015 - 11:44 am No!!! I didn't get to read it (I asked you about coral snakes about 2 wks ago!!) Where can I read this scary post???? Reply David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com July 21, 2015 - 3:01 am It's gone. Poor, poor post. Reply Derek the Grower July 19, 2015 - 12:11 pm You did the right thing brother! That snake perhaps has more right to be here than we do. It only lives its God given normal life because its an animal. We are the ones who've done things astray from natural motions. God is all and all there is so in effect anything we do interacts with God. Nobody wants to hurt God do they? I know…for some its hard to wrap their unopened minds around. Education will keep your children from the snake and the snake will have kept itself away. No need to senselessly kill anything we are all passengers in this life…us and the snake too. Reply David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com July 21, 2015 - 3:01 am Thanks, man. Reply George G July 20, 2015 - 12:55 am I have had large venomous snakes visit my suburban garden.I don't mind and just leave them alone.I wouldn't worry unless they appear in greater number more often, which is very unlikely.Bring back the snake post ! Reply Steve Howe July 21, 2015 - 1:51 am Some people need to put on their big boy or big girl pants and quit being such a wimp. Reply David The Good from FloridaSurvivalGardening.com July 21, 2015 - 3:03 am It's like when one talks about smoking cigars. I love a good cigar… but when someone's parent died of lung cancer, even talking about moderation makes them freak out. Seems to be some folks have had bad experiences with snakes so they get nutty. I've stepped over pygmy rattlers, held a diamondback and taken close-ups of a coral snake… but if I'd ever seen someone die, I suppose I'd be more sensitive. Reply Anonymous July 22, 2015 - 6:22 pm Aw…David! I loved that post!!! Being something of a amateur"herper" myself, I was completely surprised and impressed that one of our native beauties could be appreciated…fangs and all, in a family's backyard habitat. There was hope for humanity after all! And then after a bad day I go back to re-read that post straight from "chicken soup for the snake lovers soul" you know, too feel all uplifted….and instead I see it has been removed and you regret not having offed it! Noooo! (I think I cried.) In all seriousness though, I think killing it would be sending the wrong message to the kids. If they are too young to be cautious and on the lookout for venomous critters….then relocating it would be a much better option, at least in my opinion. You could check the "catch coral snake" box off your bucket list, and…maybe you could even include the whole family, make an education day out of it. If we eliminated every threat it would be an awfully dull world. Kids break bones falling out of trees…cut them down, a drunk idiot drowned in a creek…bar it from future swimmers, wolves ate farmer John's calf…shoot all wolves on sight. This mindset might not have been so devastating to the natural world 10,000yrs ago, but with a global human population of 8 billion and climbing…we had better learn to co-exist. – annoyingly preachy I know….but what can I say, no uplifting post to lighten the mood. …………Oh, your Extreme Composting book was awesome! I have a barrel of fish guts festering away, the neighbors love me. LOL! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.