Sunday, July 26, 2009

Snakes on our front page -- oh, my!

Snakes alive.

That's one gargantuan python featured in today's Bradenton Herald. And to think -- at least legend has it -- that some former Herald publisher, years ago, handed down a mandate that photos of snakes were not allowed in the newspaper. Apparently his wife had a strong aversion to slimy reptiles, or so the story goes.

Well, if there's proof that her legendary censorship is no longer active, take a look at our 1A skybox and local cover. Photographer Tiffany Tompkins-Condie did her best to capture the critter they caught yesterday in this account.

I'm just glad that wasn't my assignment.

-- Joan

1 comment:

Autore said...

Although it might hurt an other wise already hurting pet business. You should have to apply for a license to purchase any animal that grows to larger than the average human.