Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    I know, all creatures great and small…..but snakes? I gotta like them?…Euweee.

  2. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    Snakes are good and have their place in the eco-order. Even the mosquito, nasty to humans, is a food source for many songbirds and other creatures, as well as possibly a source for a future albeit less terrifying “Jurassic Park”. Cockroaches and silverfish, on the other hand, are just icky nasty. I know of no other animal that relishes or catsups them on their menu, and they will continue to see the bottom of my shoe as their last glimpse on earth.

  3. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Anoles, the small lizards that people call chameleons, eat cockroaches. Too bad they can’t live in a cooler climate. I don’t have either, but would prefer the small lizards if I had to choose.

  4. SnuffyG

    SnuffyG said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe Janis will come around.

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Problem is, in some regions (like Central Texas, where I live) the sheer number of venomous species means that if you can’t ID a snake then the best thing to do is back away slowly and call for someone trained to come deal with it.

  6. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Or a buddy that lives just west of the Everglades that stepped on a 12’ Python in the early morning while taking his dog out. He’s seriously looking to relocate to the Florida panhandle now.

  7. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    @finale

    Ooooh, he just missed out on the reward program for bringing in pythons (introduced species that is strangling (literally) the wildlife in the Everglades. The record is 68, but one hunter found some jewelry from a plane crash many years ago. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-06-03/news/sfl-flduh-python-hunter-20130603_1_burmese-python-hunt-python-hunter-everglades

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Glad I decided to ketchup on my GoComics reading . . .

  9. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hah! I like it that Janis’ Dad did not particularly like Arlo in the beginning. That would be an enjoyable retrospective to see…. Janis’ parents, and for that matter Arlo’s parents and how their first meetings went. Perhaps JJ will consider a story arc of that sort?

  10. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hah! I like it that Janis’ Dad did not particularly like Arlo in the beginning. That would be an enjoyable retrospective to see…. Janis’ parents, and for that matter Arlo’s parents and how their first meetings went. Perhaps JJ will consider a story arc of that sort?

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 3 years ago

    Full grown Rock Python can, but they can handle your kids too.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Deer, mice and rabbits live there naturally, only humans have that hubris to call them pests.”


    The deer that nibble gently on the rose,
    The bees collecting pollen for the hive,
    Are Nature’s creatures, as are all of those
    Who, in our gardens, eat to stay alive.
    Our world was such a garden long ago,
    With all Creation equal in regard,
    Yet two there were ignor’d their Master’s “No!”
    (Perhaps He should have chained them in the yard!)
    Did Eve and Adam, breaking God’s taboo
    By copping apples, causing Mankind’s fall,
    Hang scape upon the humble hedgehog who,
    On seeing serpents, curls into a ball?
    Yes, Man is worse by far than all the rest,
    Yet dares to call another “Garden Pest!”

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    The FIL really said that about Arlo? I wonder what he meant by that?

  14. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Mosquito’s pollinate too, esp. up north where bees don’t survive.
    .
    As for cockroaches… well I HATE them but they are useful, they eat large quanities of dead things so we aren’t up to our ears in rotting vegitation and animal carcasses.

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