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The answer depends on a number of factors. Are you lowered in slowly or dumped? Is the pit actually full (as in, bottom completely covered with critters) or not? And, finally, of course, what kind of snake or spider, exactly?

As a general rule, snakes will not bite anything they can't eat except in immediate self-defense. That means, so long as you don't actually land on a snake when you're put in the pit, and provided you resist panic, the snakes will leave you alone and keep their distance as much as possible. Spiders, on the other hand, tend to be less intelligent- they'll bite anything moving, or even anything WARM, just on the possibility that it might be prey.

That said, there are only a handful of truly dangerous spider species- but spider bites can get infected and gangrenous, even more so than snake bites. Even if your spider pit contains no Australian spiders, no recluses, and no black widows, if left in there long enough the ordinary annoying bites could still get you. There are more varieties of venomous snake, but they're still in the minority so far as snake species are concerned, so if the person making the pit hasn't been discriminating in his reptile round-up your odds are still good.

On the whole, I'd rather take my chances with the snakes. The odds of actually getting bit are less, and if the bite does happen, odds are it'll be over sooner with the snakes than with the spiders. Besides... vertebrate solidarity, yo.
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Green Lantern. A Power Ring of Oa gives, for all practical purposes, every power Spider-Man has except wall-climbing... plus it DOESN'T give the one non-spider power Peter Parker has, that of making one's own life suck beyond all apparent rational bounds.

Plus, the Lantern can fly. In space. Faster than light. Beat that, Spidey.
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Green Lantern. A Power Ring of Oa gives, for all practical purposes, every power Spider-Man has except wall-climbing... plus it DOESN'T give the one non-spider power Peter Parker has, that of making one's own life suck beyond all apparent rational bounds.

Plus, the Lantern can fly. In space. Faster than light. Beat that, Spidey.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I don't know if I want to live forever- especially if it means being a vegetable or an invalid or what have you.

But I definitely don't want to die, ever.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I don't know if I want to live forever- especially if it means being a vegetable or an invalid or what have you.

But I definitely don't want to die, ever.
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If I had a reasonable chance of success, hell yes. I likely wouldn't try to save someone from drowning or from a building ledge, but getting someone out of traffic, or away from a nut with a weapon, yes. If I could act, and failed to act, I'd feel just as responsible for the death as if I deliberately killed that person.

Pets... probably not. At the least the risk would have to be a lot lower and the chance of success (and not being mauled by the rescuee) greater.
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If I had a reasonable chance of success, hell yes. I likely wouldn't try to save someone from drowning or from a building ledge, but getting someone out of traffic, or away from a nut with a weapon, yes. If I could act, and failed to act, I'd feel just as responsible for the death as if I deliberately killed that person.

Pets... probably not. At the least the risk would have to be a lot lower and the chance of success (and not being mauled by the rescuee) greater.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]My cel phone is so old and primitive that voice calls are all it's good for. I -could- text, but I'd much rather have a keyboard than a number pad.

Also, cel phones pretty much don't work within 15 miles of my house...
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[Error: unknown template qotd]My cel phone is so old and primitive that voice calls are all it's good for. I -could- text, but I'd much rather have a keyboard than a number pad.

Also, cel phones pretty much don't work within 15 miles of my house...

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