Re: Herpetologists & Houston

Mike - W0TMW #2207

Southern Illinois, south of a line from St. Louis to the east, has copperheads and rattlesnakes. Never saw a cottonmouth but was told they were there, too.

Mike - W0TMW


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On 1/25/21 7:03 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

My Son and his late wife were living in Houston when last big hurricane came through (Harvey ?).  Their Northern suburb was pretty much flooded out.  Water came up to their doorstep and another 4 inches was have been into house.  Guess that's why there are few, if any, basements in that area.   

Snakes ?  Not a big fan of them.  Don't see many these days around here. Only big black snake I ever saw was in Southern Indiana, but it wasn't poisonous. Illinois supposedly has DesPlaines Valley Rattlers, but I've never seen one. 

Jerry #454

On Monday, January 25, 2021, 06:37:05 PM CST, N6MG - Milt. via <n6mg@...> wrote:

Speaking of "Herpetologists", & Houston... 
I did a summer internship in engineering statistics at Rice University back in the mid '60's. There was a hurricane towards the end of August. Nothing new for me, as I'm from So. Louisiana. 
What was quite unique though, one morning when leaving my campus housing headed to the chow hall, mid-storm, there, rolled up in a nice tight coil, on the front porch was a huge snake! It was a big, fat, black snake with a white mouth and triangular head. I guess it was escaping high water from someplace.
I called campus security and started using the back door!

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Bosch <boschfamily@...>
Sent: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 4:13 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] PSK31 Kent County, Delaware - REPORT

I am only 57, but down here in Houston I feel like I need a Herpetologist, because when I go outside in the winter and it's sunny and nice, all I want to do is lay on a flat rock and take a nap, and when I go outside in the summer all I want to do is hide in the shade and bite people :-)


On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 4:33 PM stan W9SMR <robinstan@...> wrote:
Jim, PODXS Executive Director:

But now you are our PODXSologist and we look to you to cure everything!!

We will, of course follow your prescriptions as directed!

73 and TU for all you do!!


From: <> on behalf of Jim K5SP <jinnis@...>
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] PSK31 Kent County, Delaware - REPORT

Turning 77 in March seems like every day is either too hot or too cold!

It now takes me all day to do things I used to be able to do all day. All my doctors end in ologist. Cardiologist, hematologist, ophthalmologist, dermatologist.

Jim K5SP

On Jan 25, 2021 12:55 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Same here ARRL FD is too hot for me most years.  With health problems of last 2 years participation has been nil. Even getting on from home station is getting to be a chore.

jerry  n9avy

On Monday, January 25, 2021, 12:44:47 PM CST, stephen shearer <sm.shearer.01@...> wrote:

As I get older...  even ARRL FD is getting too HOT for me.   There may be one year in 10+ that is nice.  I may have to start operating at night (I do like my sleep).  steve

On 1/25/21 9:53 AM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Portable operation in the Northern areas is not a great idea for us Northerners.  Too darn cold - Brrr !  Southerners fair a bit better in their warmer cimate.  Maybe there should be a Hurricane Field Day for down South to add some challenge ?  [Emoji]

Jerry   [Emoji]

Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director

Mike - W0TMW #2207

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