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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (wickedthistle @ July 08 2005,12:42)]I think rats are the cutest animals out there along with squirrels and puppies and ducklings. Aren't rats supposed to be a "guy" pet? Whatever!
    Scaringly, the only ones on the forums that I know have rats are the gals. LOL! I know of two gals that have snakes and one on CPUK that has pet tarantulas. I'm sure there are some guys with these (OZZY), but I just can't think of who does.

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    I've only known two people that had rats, and they were both girls too.

    I always liked growing plants, but was too impatient to grow them. I started growing cp's because they eat and move, so there isn't as much sitting and waiting.

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    Laura what is wrong with you. I mean as long as no snakes or spiders wre around when your leg got sucked into the muck you don't have to worry. Although I would recommend rubber knee-high boots next time you go out not sandels.

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    I am most certainly not afraid of snakes or spiders. I have a pet rat named "Roxie" and I find rats in general to be incredibly intelligent and affectionate little creatures so I'm not afraid of those either. Bogs that suck body parts down... those I'm afraid of. I have a healthy respect for quaking bogs however if I had been wearing hip-hi boots, I might have been able to free my leg much easier. A knee-hi boot would have been history just like the flip flop as I sunk down well above the knee. Sorry, I will never go back by the area around that lake that has the CPs again and I own the property to include the lake. I don't think my panic attack stopped until I was out of there and sitting in my kitchen for an hour.

    I snapped a few photos when I was back there. Here's a photo of the left side of the lake-

    Real picture perfect isn't it? Notice the trees seem to be all leaning ever so slightly to the right- that's probably because the wind was blowing from the west. That's how unstable the ground is. Sheesh, the trees probably blow back over to the left when the wind comes out of the east. I bet a big person could physically pull a medium sized tree over the peat is so mushy. Seems as if the only thing holding anything together is the layer of vegetation and you better stick to clumps when you are back there or you'll end up in trouble.

    Here's a photo of me, one of the boys, and 80lb Princess Polly the Python. I weigh almost 120lbs and Polly is incredibly easy to hold and she'll even stabilize herself by wrapping herself around your thigh. Polly is no where near as loving as Roxie unless... she is cold. Then she wants to be close, very close. Polly was a rescue from some ding dong who bought her when she was cute and little. Personally, I don't think snakes are cute like a rat or a cat but that's just me.

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    I'm your typical farm girl as well, but have yet to choose the girlier side of things, I went to school and graduated from horticulture, so I root atound in the dirt all day and get paid for it! I'm the only one at my work who has a chainsaw licence, not to mention, skid steerer, front end loader, landscape pesticides exterminators license just to name a few. Oh and my work is a cemetery, I plant the flowers and trees. I have been driving tractors since I was 6, we blocked the peddles so I could reach them. I would have to say that I find more women are interested in my plants then men. I plan to expose them to a larger crowd this year at the county fair, ought to be interesting!

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    Since CP's are the most manly of plants, and since most men never lift a finger around the house...they have more time to spend with the most manly of plants while their wives/girlfriends are cleaning the house, changing cat pans, dusting, taking out the garbage, doing laundry, ironing, cooking, etc., etc., etc. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    I think that men and women(or guys and grills) are just or almost as likely to have "pasttimes" and hobbies but men are far more likely to try to "connect" and then get more involved. I'm sure we all know many girls/wormen who grow plants(often lots of them too!), who play sports, who keep an aquarium, who sew, who play instruments, who hike, etc. etc. etc.

    But I think that they are less likely than men to use online means or similar to connect with others in their hobbies. They may talk to friends but don't often get into, say, "societies" or organizations involving the hobby etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (seedjar @ July 07 2005,2:56)]The only things I've seen online with higher concentrations of women users are ... believe it or not, Star Trek games
    I never would have guessed that.
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