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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

snake buster

Image result for organicgreendoctor.com snake
now for you non snake lovers
dont get squeamish here
these are fake snakes i bought to scare off birds from my
porch eaves
they worked for awhile
then the birds got smart

last week a former patient
a fellow chickener
found this big ole rat snake or chicken snake in her coup
she got her teenage son to remove this ole snake
full belly he had with what looked like 3 eggs
what followed was the most absolutely funniest video i have ever seen
i dont have her permission to post it
if i do i will post it later

now my wife she has these battles with a similar
big ole chicken snakes
it usually involves her coming back into the house
all sweaty and shaky
well i cant write what she says

what happens this snake eats the eggs
then his belly is too big to get out of the coop through the
small wire openings
he gets trapped
i usually just shoo him out
pick him up and chunk him into the pasture
knowing that
some of what he ate were golf balls left in the coop
they have trouble passing them
its like having to deliver a 25 lb baby

so i usually dont worry about them returning

then we were gone for a week
there was no eggs in the coop
some snake had a great egg party all week

i have returned to my roots
my snake catching roots

when in college i use to catch rattlesnakes in the desert of california
sidewinders southern pacifics mojave greens
now those mojave greens are bad dudes
snake venom dont work on them
their venom is neurotoxic
instead of traveling via the blood
it travels via the nerves
no swelling just bite pain
the respiratory muscles get paralyzed
the victim can die sometimes in their sleep

so i used a pvc pipe usually 8 ft long to catch these dudes
my historian brother my roommate at the time
got a little nervous at night having a cage of rattlesnakes
in the house all hissing to get out
he never could sleep those nights

this week i decided to go back to roots
made me a snake catcher
so i found this 4 ft piece of 1 inch pvc laying around
i took a piece of clothesline string
looped it through the pvc
so now i got me this snake buster catcher
here i am demonstrating how to catch this water hose snake
release it

now if i was catching a rattler i would use an 8 ft pvc
so now i have my snagger
laying on the chair down by the garden and coop
just awaiting
to return to the days of my youth

the snake buster returns

the organicgreen doctor

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