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May 22, 2004 10:47 AM   Subscribe

Box of Snakes 'Linked to Death' Little Rock, Ark. Police are investigating a link between a mysterious box of venomous snakes and the death of a business traveler whose body was found in a rental car last week.
posted by mcgraw (10 comments total)
Murder-by-snakes - Was this a recent TV show plot or something?
posted by troutfishing at 10:52 AM on May 22, 2004

What the hell is it with Little Rock?

MeFites, the decedent is identified as "Computer programmer Garrick Wales, 48, from Kilmacolm in Inverclyde, Scotland" in the Beeb article. Start Googlin'!

[insert joke about blaming the Clintons here]
posted by mwhybark at 11:08 AM on May 22, 2004

Well, I found some list traffic about Novell Border Manager, and contact info (whee), as well as a URL:


which points to an empty directory. Fiddlesticks.

Here's the contact info:

Kind regards,

Garrick Wales
Technical Director
Hand Made Solutions Limited

Tel: +44 1355 223366 (Office)
Tel: +44 7860 222522 (Mobile)
Fax: +44 1355 233847

posted by mwhybark at 11:18 AM on May 22, 2004

Murder-by-snakes - Was this a recent TV show plot or something?

One of the best books I've read in years, Bangkok 8, starts out with an American marine in Thailand being thoroughly disposed of in a moving car by a lot of seriously angry little snakes, plus a large boa constrictor.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:24 AM on May 22, 2004

I take that back. It's actually "a methamphetamine-stoked python and a swarm of stoned cobras." In any case, not a good combination.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:27 AM on May 22, 2004

Kill Bill 2. Only one snake tho'.
posted by i_cola at 11:46 AM on May 22, 2004

Snakes: bad. Box of snakes: really bad.
posted by tommasz at 2:09 PM on May 22, 2004

lelilo - I'm not so juiced on the minutia, just the broad vista.

Box of speedy snakes!....... always a notable death, and for many reasons.

Take this thread.

But, I'd swear that snake death was once a more common plot device - and that it ebbed a little in the 90's.
posted by troutfishing at 8:27 PM on May 22, 2004

Ah yes. The 90's snake death dearth.
posted by i_cola at 9:59 PM on May 22, 2004

I'm nearly certain that the the well-documented 90's snake death dearth has its' roots at an airbase near Mena, Arkansas.
posted by mwhybark at 10:27 PM on May 22, 2004

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