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The Snake

Postby Jechbi » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:05 pm

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Re: The Snake

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:06 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Snake

Postby cooran » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:45 pm

Hello Jechbi,

Speaking of snakes and kamma-vipaka:

Remember how a boy looking on Google Earth found a photo of himself being attacked, and this allowed the police to catch the assailants?

Well - technology helped find a stolen snake and the thieves who took him:

A python stolen from a Perth wildlife centre has been found by using the tracking device on the animal it ate.
The two-metre carpet python swallowed a woylie, a small endangered marsupial, near Narrogin in WA's south.

The snake was taken to the Department of Environment and Conservation's (DEC) Woodvale research centre for treatment because the marsupial was still wearing a wristwatch-sized radio at the time it was swallowed.

It is alleged two people stole the python from the centre on Monday.
The DEC used a plane to locate the radio collar and found the snake, with the collar still inside it, at a house in Heathridge.

John Angus from the research centre says they were lucky to find the python.
"There's obviously a lot of hard work in relocating any stolen items," he said.

"The fact that we were able to pinpoint this animal ... we probably would have never of recovered it otherwise."
The python is recovering at the centre.

It is understood two men have been taken into custody. ... 609148.htm

Kamma-Vipaka work in unpredictable ways ..... :bow:

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