Tuesday, June 03, 2008 :::
Nature is beautiful.
And stupid as f#@k.
I actually saw this happening at the zoo once. It was in a reptile exhibit specifically for kids to learn and fondle and pet, but one poor snake was eating its own tail. Our snake expert tourguide kept unwrapping the snake and pulling its tail free, but the stupid thing kept curling right back up to devour itself. Or maybe it wasn't so stupid after all. Maybe it just hated that lame plexiglass box and all those sweaty little kid fingers.
On a side note, it was on that very same field trip to the zoo that I watched a monkey pound himself in his privates for like twenty minutes. It didn't look all that pleasant but the monkey didn't seem to mind. The little girl next to me asked her guardian what the monkey was doing and the guy replied, "That's how monkeys communicate, it's like sign language." Back then that seemed like a good enough explanation, but I just hope that poor little girl never has to communicate with the deaf herself, because someone should warn her she might be giving off some mixed signals.
::: posted by dan at 8:59 AM :: [ link ] :: (3) comments
3 previous comments:
The snake eating it's own tail is an ancient Gnostic symbol of immortality.
I found a really cool ring once of a snake eating it's tail; it was gold with a garnet on the top of it's head.
Unfortunately i think I lost it ina breakup/move, which sucks, it was the coolest jewelry i ever had. :-(
By anne, at 12:09 PM
The symbol of a snake eating it's tail is called an Ouroboros, you can read about it more here:
It's represented many different things over the decades. It's history has been quite fascinating.
By August, at 3:46 PM
If I could do that, I would never leave the house.
By , at 4:35 AM
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