adventures in dysthymia

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

JEAN JAMES, SNAKE HUNTER

A video of my crazy sister (OK, we're all kind of eccentric) showing how to catch snakes. She used to do this for a living. Catch snakes, that is, not appear in videos.

4 comments:

pineyflatwoodsgirl said...

You have a very cool sister, Stephen!

Stephen B said...

Oh, we're all cool! :D

Vérité Parlant said...

Naturally, I'm fascinated. So often we're fascinated by what frightens us. How did she get into doing that?

We just had an alligator attack here. One snapped off a boy's arm.

Stephen B said...

I saw the mention of the alligator attack at your blog, Nordette. Gators scare me a lot more than snakes!

My sister got into catching snakes, lizards, etc for sale when she lived not far from where I am now (in the Florida Panhandle). I guess it just seemed like a good idea at the time! When you live in a family of outdoorsy dreamers you end up with occupations like that, or like my brother, the guide boat captain. Jeanne worked as a zoo keeper too for a while but the past couple decades most of her energy has gone into her children's show biz careers. Btw, her own writing-oriented website is at http://jamestomes.com