The Rotten Beef Blog

Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Apr 25

    Well, not really. That is if you don’t mind a small, slender-bodied, 6-10 inch black bodied orange ring around the neck and underside Diadophis punctatus punctatus in your swimming hole.

    Ringneck snakes are most frequently found in Florida swimming pools
    Ringneck snakes are most frequently found in Florida swimming pools

    That’s right, I went to take a dip this morning after my run and there it was. A Southern Ringneck Snake. It didn’t scare me. I was more concerned for him. These snakes usually crawl in to get a drink and then cannot climb out because they are too small to reach the lip of the pool.

    Experts say if you find one in your pool, lift it out with the leaf skimmer or a dipnet and turn it loose in the shrubs where it can get back to eating things you do not want in your garden.
    You’ll be happy to know this little guy is having a feast now!

  • Mar 18

    Hey, who didn’t see this one coming? According to a news report filed late yesterday, The family of a woman mauled by a chimpanzee filed a lawsuit seeking $50 million in damages against the primate’s owner, saying she was negligent and reckless for lacking the ability to control “a wild animal with violent propensities.”

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this pathetic excuse for something we call society is just too fucking sue crazy!

    You have to feel bad for the woman who was attacked by the chimpanzee, but come on, do you really believe it was because the woman had a “new” hairdo? And “$50 million in damages”? Don’t you think she also knew well beforehand that the chimp could one day go “ape shit” on some one?

    Kind of makes you want to stay in the house and lock the doors, doesn’t it?

    Gives us all something to think about

    Gives us all something to think about

  • Mar 24

    So I’m out for my morning jog today. Along the way I notice some little squirrels frolicking about. Gecko’s chasing each other. Then I see a dead bird on the sidewalk.  Yes, sad. But the more disturbing part about it was the another bird (of the same species) picking at the dead one. It just didn’t look like it was having a morning meal, it looked like that bird was getting revenge. Almost like the dead bird pissed the other one off. And because it probably died before the other one could kick it’s little birdie ass that made it even more pissed off. So the live bird had no choice but to get revenge on the dead bird after it died. Pecking and pulling and pulling and pecking. Oh it was like an Alfred Hitchcock movie turning on itself. Needless to say, I picked up the pace a bit before the bird realized it was being watched. You gotta love nature, right?