My latest invention: the Serpentine. A compressed air gun which fires live, poisonous snakes. An elegant weapon which combines the elements of chemical and psychological warfare.
Guaranteed to be Reasonably Safe.
For sale now on the factory floor: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Babbage%20Palisade/15/22/106/
My thanks to Gabriell Anatra for her serpent gun comment which inspired this creation.