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Everything's bigger in Texas
Monday, May 10th, 2010

My sister sent me an email today with these two pictures in it. Both came from Texas and both were about things found in culverts in that state. A time or two I’ve been tempted to write a scene with a twister where the hero and heroine had to seek refuge in the open. Guess I’ll count out scurrying into a culvert as a means to escape.

And there I thought scorpions and spiders would be the worst thing they’d face…

An 18-foot alligator was caught here!

87 Rattlesnakes were wrangled from this culvert.

Yeah, I just woke up and didn’t want to think that hard about today’s blog. :mrgreen:

7 comments to “Everything's bigger in Texas”

  1. anny cook
    · May 10th, 2010 at 9:56 am · Link

    Alllll right. Yeah, I think I’ll leave culverts out of my thinking, too. That pic with the snakes is… chilling.

  2. Delilah
    · May 10th, 2010 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Anny! The snakes creep you out more than the gator? LOL!

  3. anny cook
    · May 10th, 2010 at 12:51 pm · Link

    But there’s only ONE gator! There 87 rattlers! Um, one or 87? Yeah, I’ll take the gator.

  4. Estella
    · May 10th, 2010 at 2:21 pm · Link


  5. Bookdragon3
    · May 10th, 2010 at 5:19 pm · Link

    Anny: 87 rattlesnakes bites is going to be fatal fairly quickly. That gator is going to start eating before you’re dead.

    Frankly, there’s better odds in out running a mess of cold rattlesnakes than one hungry gator. I’ve got the rattles from the snake. Gators are strictly in the zoo or in picture.

  6. Natalie
    · May 10th, 2010 at 7:57 pm · Link

    I find the picture with the rattlesnakes to be more disturbing then the 18-foot alligator. At the end of the day, and so that I can sleep at night, I will stay clear of culverts completely.

  7. Sue Brandes
    · May 12th, 2010 at 9:41 pm · Link

    Ohhh I hate snakes! That’s one big gator! And yeah did I say I HATE SNAKES!!!!!!!!! 😆

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