Snakes: Surprisingly Not The Devil

March 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm 8 comments

Passed this sign on Ellett Valley Nature Trail today.

Uh… what? 

I would wonder who exactly finds this “theory” surprising.  But I reckon the 20% of Americans in 1999 who thought the sun revolves around the earth might suspect snakes are the devil.  Or perhaps, the 40% of Alabama residents who voted againsts interracial marriage in 2000?

Whoever they may be, I guess we should all breathe a big sigh of relief that this sign is out there to set everyone straight.


Entry filed under: Ellett Valley Nature Trail, Hiking, snake.

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  • 1. Penn’s Last Trek in Virginia? « TGAW  |  March 12, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    […] With just a little of daylight left, we explored the Ellett Valley Nature Trail in Blacksburg just off of Jennell Road.  The trail is a one-mile loop and it doesn’t have any fancy schamcy stuff like waterfalls or overlooks.  But it goes by a spring and an amazing variety of trees.  Along the trail a number of signs are placed to educate visitors on ferns, bugs, invasive species, the power of ice and, oh yeah, how snakes are NOT the devil. […]

  • 2. geekhiker  |  March 13, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I love signs like that! But, yeah, the people who need those signs do kinda scare me. Same group that needs their baby stroller to have a warning tag on it that says not to fold it up with the baby inside.

    Poison Oak, on the other hand, really IS evil…

  • 3. joel  |  August 30, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Lol, Dude, just delete this article ok? Snakes are lucifer

  • 4. Ann  |  August 30, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I Just dont get it? what are these people trying to say? is this a joke? snakes are the devil

  • 5. Lyn  |  August 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Uh….What? Delete this article its fraud, sakes are evil

  • 6. Lyn  |  August 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    snakes are evil

  • 7. Clint  |  August 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I bet those last 4 comments all came from the same IP

    you know what’s harmed me far more than snakes?


    specifically: religious trolls.

    But at least the trolls proved Vicky’s original point: The world is full of dumbasses who need signs to tell them the obvious, because they’d rather listen to their sky faries than to science.

  • 8. TGAW  |  August 30, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    @ClintJCL- Yup, yup, they did!


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