Can You Hear Me AAH!!

Thursday, July 08, 2004
I'm having a lot of trouble deciding whether, overall, the cell phone is a good thing for society or a bad thing. On the one hand, mobile phones are reducing men's sperm counts and exploding in people's pockets.

On the other hand, a mobile phone recently proved itself a life-saver for a couple of hapless girls who became stranded on a hill-side swarming with rattle-snakes - though it must be said, the girls ended up in the ordeal while searching for clear reception.

Cell Phone Call Saves Girls Surrounded By Rattlesnakes
Rattlesnake Trapper Finds 25 To 30 Snakes In Area

Two Colorado girls vacationing in Montana used a cell phone to call for help after finding themselves on a hillside infested with dozens of rattlesnakes.

Izzy Effler, 13, and Morgan Beadwell, 12, climbed a hill in Livingston to try to get cell phone reception.

However, while climbing, Izzy said a rattlesnake struck at her.

Morgan also reportedly stepped on a snake.

The girls then discovered that they were surrounded by six rattlers and used the phone to call for help, according to the report.

Brian Effler and his nephew eventually rescued the girls after shooting two of the snakes.

A rattlesnake trapper said he saw 25 to 30 snakes in the area.

The girls were not injured.

By the way, here's a cell phone joke for the occasion:

What do prisoners use to call each other?
Cell phones.