Snake! Paul Losch's Community Blog, posted by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm Paul Losch is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
I walked out of my office late Thursday morning to go to the copying machine and duplicate some paperwork. Lying (or is it laying?) in my path was a juvenile Garter snake making its way along the carpet.
We are in a pretty typical industrial park, lots more concrete and steel than meadows and flora. I am baffled how this serpent managed to crawl across the asphalt parking areas, let alone gain entry to a building where all the doors were closed, but there it was.
On my second attempt, I was able to grab it at its tail end, march it outside and release it. The snake clearly was scared shitless, given what I had to do in the bathroom sink to cleanse my hands after letting it go.
Posted by Paul Loaxh, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm
It's a "slice of life," nothing more. How many times have you at work in a commercial establishment had to deal with a snake? This was my first, although I encountered a few copperhead snakes, which are poinonous, when I mowed lawns in my youth in Houston. I did not pick those guys up.
I suspect that others who have lived here over the years have had encounters such as I had, thus my reason for the posting.
Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2010 at 10:29 am
Editors, please note Sharon's latest scurrilous attack on those that criticize her.
("Still tracking down the name of that resembling snake, RS ,
and whether it does really, in fact, exist in Palo Alto/Stanford, anyone know the facts about RS?)
I am sure you will leave her post as is and will certainly delete mine--after all Sharon is either a member of the PA staff and/or is reflecting the Weekly's editorial stance . You have already removed at least 5 postings I made criticizing her unrealted to this thread comments regarding the holy Land.