I live 4 ½ miles outside the city and have quite a few snakes around at times and if ever I mention one the people at the church get pretty exited. Once I had a whole truck full of Baptist church members who had come out to help deliver some cabinets for the church and as we left I saw a bull snake on the side of the road, this after hearing several questions and comments about snakes in my area, so I stopped and pointed it out to them, they got real excited and being the an opportunists for fun I offered to show them it wasn’t poisonous. Well, they said, “NO, NO that all right! It looks like a rattle snake!” which they do but they have no rattles or teeth to speak of. So anyway I said, Really, I’ll show you.” then got out of the truck to catch it so they could see it more closely.:laugh: You’d have thought a grenade had just landed in the truck as Baptist where jumping to the other side of the truck with some bailing out and running into the desert, :laugh: one even falling. Another time we had a Pastor from Oklahoma that was obviously very homesick and talking about how there was no Okra which he really loved in AZ so I grew him some in my garden. When the Okra was ready he came out to pick it and as we entered the garden he asked me if there had been any snakes to which I replied, “Well I saw one in those plants there right beside you the other day.” He turned white as a ghost and started backing up so I told him, “Not to worry, just kick some dirt that way and if ones in there it’ll start rattling.” :laugh: But he continued to back up into a clear area and wouldn’t approach until I checked ever inch while laughing and telling him I was just teasing. Then while we were picking I took a stick and poked him while making a rattling noise and he must have jumped 10 feet,:laugh: and I don’t think he thought it was very funny. Mentioned how much he didn’t like snakes in his next two sermons. Are Baptist especially concerned about snakes or something?