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    Police Station invaded by...Don't Look Lew!

    The snakes are winning!
    The snakes are winning! | Oddly Enough | Reuters

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Police in Sierra Leone have called in the army and fire brigade to try to take back control of a police station which has been overrun by hundreds of venomous snakes.

    Snake charmers have tried in vain to lure the beasts, mostly cobras and vipers, out of Gerihun police station in the southern district of Bo. Attempts to smoke them out also failed.

    Officers and residents wanting to report crimes have grown too afraid to come to the building.

    "Even during work time when statements are being taken, these snakes can come out in dozens. Inhabitants have found it difficult to report cases to the police," station spokesman Brima Kota said.

    Police officers at the station said the presence of the snakes had left many of them too afraid to work from their desks.

    "We constantly hear hisses and weird sounds from the roof and we are always restless," said one police officer, who asked not to be identified.

    Soldiers and fire fighters had been dispatched from the capital Freetown and would try to flood out the snakes, believed to number as many as 400, he said.

    Wild animals have regularly had run-ins with villagers in remote, thickly forested parts of Sierra Leone, particularly in settlements where humans have only recently returned after fleeing the country's 10-year civil war.

    Paramilitary police were drafted in to protect villagers in Bo from wild bush cows after a farmer was gored to death a few years ago, while rampaging elephants killed eight people and chased 600 from their homes in the east not long before that.

    What a lively place!

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    I would go through every round of ammo I could get my hands on if I worked there.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

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    I bet Lew would resign by email and send his equipment and uniforms via FedEx.
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    i see a snake and i turn into a little screaming bitch. honestly, i would let out a high pitch shrill, throw my hands in the air, jump up on the desk, stand on my tiptoes, spin in circles, point at it, and cry for help, all while suffering from involuntary jazz hands and spirit fingers. ok, im exagerating a lot, but i do fucking hate snakes.
    in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.


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    They should just burn the building down and start over. Of course while the building is burning they need to set up sharp shooters to take out any creature that tries to escape.


    As for me my response would be just like Tapouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I would go through every round of ammo I could get my hands on if I worked there.
    They would find me stuttering and reloading magazines out of boxes...
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Snakes don't bother me, now we start talking spiders and all bets are off. Thanks to these little bastards that are all around my house.




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    Five-0, I actually watched that whole movie.

    I will never recover that time.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    Five-0, you SUCK for posting that pic!!!!! I will NNEEVVEERR watch that movie, ever. My response to spiders is like tapout's response to snakes...and it HAS happened:

    We have a station on a slight hill. The rain started one day, and I found that those small holes on the embankment next to the station driveway were not squirrel holes....they were tarantula holes....as a couple came into the station to keep from drowning. My sergeant (I was an officer then) found me standing on the table with the hammer about to drop, screaming like a 6 year old school girl. He calmly took a cup, put the friggin godzilla spider of death in it, and kept it as a pet. He ain't right.

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    Bunch of babies....

    just an assorted bunch of God's creatures just trying to survive.



    (neither snakes nor spiders bother me..worked on snakes in vet med for 10 years...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMachU View Post
    Five-0, you SUCK for posting that pic!!!!! I will NNEEVVEERR watch that movie, ever. My response to spiders is like tapout's response to snakes...

    +1000000. I nearbout jumped out of my skin when that pic scrolled up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Bunch of babies....
    Damn right
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    i see a snake and i turn into a little screaming bitch. honestly, i would let out a high pitch shrill, throw my hands in the air, jump up on the desk, stand on my tiptoes, spin in circles, point at it, and cry for help, all while suffering from involuntary jazz hands and spirit fingers. ok, I'm exaggerating a lot, but i do fucking hate snakes.
    I do believe we now have Lewisipso Jr. in our midst.

    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Snakes don't bother me, now we start talking spiders and all bets are off. Thanks to these little bastards that are all around my house.



    YouTube - Eight Legged Freaks (Arac Attack) Trailer
    I have a co-worker that once he sees a spider, he starts jumping around like he is playing that video game Dance Dance Revolution. He swears that all spiders are either Black widows or Brown recluses. Sometimes we encounter small spiders when unloading semi trailers. I've never seen someone (an adult) scream like a little girl so much like this guy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Bunch of babies....

    just an assorted bunch of God's creatures just trying to survive.

    (neither snakes nor spiders bother me..worked on snakes in vet med for 10 years...)
    You and my wife Kittylynn would get along real well. She once had to babysit a couple of young boys when she was younger and they brought out their pet corn snake, thinking that they would scare her. Kitty wanted to play with the snake. The boys were thinking, WTF??? Girls are supposed to be afraid of snakes. They had never met Kitty before. I guess she passed the test as she was called back numerous times to babysit those boys because they thought she was cool.


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    I can't think of a single critter that scares me so long as it's not attacking me. I can think of a hell of a lot that would surprise the shit out of me, the moray eel that I encountered while snorkeling just about had to swim in brown water, ditto for the snake that was lounging on the rock I was swimming up to, but no phobias that I know of.
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    Spiders scare me because they tend to be in unexpected places. Inside boots, shoes, crawling on you when you don't know it. If I can see them they don't bother me. I'm a hands on kinda guy when it comes to animals. Those damn Black Widows are in just about every traffic light control box in the county. You can only get the anti-venom once, and I'm saving that for when I'm old. Then again some spiders are more dangerous than others. For example the Crack Spider is one bad SOB:


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    Maybe they should stop playing with their snakes at work and do their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Spiders scare me because they tend to be in unexpected places. Inside boots, shoes, crawling on you when you don't know it. If I can see them they don't bother me. I'm a hands on kinda guy when it comes to animals. Those damn Black Widows are in just about every traffic light control box in the county. You can only get the anti-venom once, and I'm saving that for when I'm old. Then again some spiders are more dangerous than others. For example the Crack Spider is one bad SOB:

    YouTube - Spiders On Drugs

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    OMG, I forgot about the "Spiders on Drugs" vid, that's a classic!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    i see a snake and i turn into a little screaming bitch. honestly, i would let out a high pitch shrill, throw my hands in the air, jump up on the desk, stand on my tiptoes, spin in circles, point at it, and cry for help, all while suffering from involuntary jazz hands and spirit fingers. ok, im exagerating a lot, but i do fucking hate snakes.



    I don't like spiders or snakes.




 

 
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