Snake story...

@bhbirdie6 (1771)
United States
October 24, 2006 8:16pm CST
A hiker in Scotland picked up a grass snake so his brother could take a picture. Just as he reached for it, a black serpent slithered into view, so he grabbed that too. It was a black adder, Britain's only venomous snake. Both reptiles sank their fangs into the 44-year-old, who went into anaphylactic shock. He recovered in the hospital. His excuse for his rash act? He didn't think venomous snakes inhabited Scotland.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Some people just don't think before they act!
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Nope they don't. But I must say... I didn't know they had black adders in Scotland... I thought they were only in Africa. But I may be thinking of the black asp. But aren't asps a part of the adder family? I have no idea...
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@Stiletto (4584)
25 Oct 06
Oh we have all kinds of creepy crawlies here in Scotland! Although I must admit I've only ever heard them called Adders - I didn't know they were black!!
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Creepy crawly things in Scotland?! I think that might make up for the cool accent...