Thursday, April 3, 2008
poisonous snakes in texas
Last night was Webelos (9 and 10 year old cub scouts) I am the leader and they meet in my home. I pondered fixing what a poisonous snake looks like in their minds and decided that they should make snake cookies and frost them like a coral snake, (they are found in this area). They already knew the rhyme ; 'red on yellow kill a fellow, red on black venom lack'. (Although there is a 'red on black' snake in Central America that is venomous.)
After dying the frosting the red, yellow, and black I read about the snake... I should have dyed the frosting brown so they could have frosted a cottonmouth, copperhead, or rattlesnake since they are more dangerous than the coral, and more likely to be encountered. Although the coral is poisonous it has a very small mouth and very small teeth. To get enough venom to hurt you it would have to chew on you for awhile. I can't see that happening.
Anyway the boys enjoyed making, baking, frosting, and eating their snakes.
And I only had a small bite of Andrew's, I don't have much trouble staying away from sugar cookies. If it had been a chocolate chipper I couldn't have resisted.