|[AMRadio] Yankees vs. Southerners|
rbethman at comcast.net
Fri Jun 1 17:15:27 EDT 2007
This following clip is REALLY a hoot!
> But, you have to agree that most of you Southerners stay indoors
> during the summer while we Yankees spend time outdoors without the
> fear of snakes and other wild critters.
Having been born in Illinois, spent quite a bit of time in Wisconsin,
stationed in Pennsylvania, and have lived in Florida, Georgia and other
locales, the 'purported' absence of snakes and critters in Yankee
territory MUST come from someone in Suburbia and spends all the rest of
the time in an office building!
Snakes are plentiful in Illinois, Wisconsin, AND Pennsylvania. They
AREN'T all non-poisonous either! One is the timber rattlesnake. The
four-legged varieties include raccoons, Lynx, and the worst I've
encountered is the Bobcat. These are DEFINITELY in existence in these
They have a bearing on Radio hobbyists. Go out and string dipoles in
wooded areas. You'll eventually find them - IF - they don't find you
first! Learned in Illinois and Wisconsin to wear high top leather
boots. It reduces the chance that the fanged one will succeed!
I am now in Virginia. Geoff may argue whether it's the South, BUT it
was the capitol of the Confederacy. We do NOT stay inside in the
summer! I take my telescopes out year round. I carry a concealed
handgun due to the 'critters'! I'm NOT concerned over the two-legged ones.
Bob - N0DGN
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