Re: NANFA-- A cyprinid aquarium, and pass the snakes!!

Dave Neely (
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 14:22:00 CST


Are you sure you've got Macrhybopsis? I've never seen orangish tails on them
before- is there any chance you might have small Nocomis chubs instead?

As for the snake handlers, one of them (The Rev. John Wayne "Punkin"
Brown)in Jackson County made the news about two years ago when he was bitten
and died. If anyone ever deserved it, this guy probably did- he had been
bitten 22 times, and his wife (Melinda) died in 1993 after being bitten. The
really sad thing about this is that Melinda had a major breach of faith
after being bitten, and pleaded with the congregation to let her seek
medical assistance. They refused, barred EMS personnel from entering the
building to assist her, and prayed for her. She died right before Sheriff's
deputies were able to serve a warrant to extricate her. One of Brown's
friends left this amazing quote... "A lot of people don't understand us. We
are just normal people, but we believe God's word."

No one mentioned what happened to the snake in either case.


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