Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Man vs Nature
This is my boss trying to persuade that cottonmouth there on the floor to go into a clear plastic tube. I know, it's not the greatest picture, but I was wearing sandals and didn't want to get closer. It is not recommended to wear sandals when there is a venomous snake on the floor, but I had no idea when we started that putting it on the floor was going to be part of the technique.
The point of getting the snake into the tube is so we can safely do medical procedures without being bitten, or, like we were hoping to do here, figure out what sex the snake is. Which, unfortunately for the snake, requires a bit of poking into its private parts.
It didn't work this time, by the way.
(PS: Click on the picture for a closer view.)