A few things really got me mad and I just have to vent... First of all, my sister and her kids found a garter snake in the grass outside their house. Instead of just leaving it be, they decided to "catch" it. They put it in one of those tiny little plastic containers they sell for hermit crabs. The snake was a nice size - about 18" - way too big for this little container. Then they put some grass in it. I came for a visit six days later and they showed me what they "caught." This poor snake had been outside on the porch in this tiny little box for SIX days!!!!! I was so mad. I took it and released it back where they found it. Stupid people!!! Secondly in my local newspaper was an article about a girl who may lose her arm from being bitten by a Copperhead. Upon further reading, it turns out another stupid person decided to pick up a snake he found in a park. He put it in a shoebox. He brings it to school and it bites the girl on the finger. They don't even know what kind of snake it is and she isn't taken to the hospital until 45 minutes later. And what's worse is the snake is missing... when the girl was bitten, she threw it across the room and the boy who originally found it thought it was dead so he picked it up and threw it outside. Apparantly, it was just stunned so now it's on the school property somewhere. I just can't believe people are that stupid. And it's the snake that gets the bad rap because it bit someone. Anyway... I just wanted to share that. Thanks!