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#26

Tathradj
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02 October 2014 09:22 pm

Except a Tiger.
If you are in their territory, They don't seem to like it. lol
Just bought some for a little peice of mind.
http://snakeprotex.com.au/

stevo wrote:

Very effective actually... just make a bit of noise kicking sticks rocks whatever and they will head the other way.

Last edited by Tathradj (02 October 2014 09:22 pm)


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#27

Danielkrupski
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02 October 2014 09:29 pm

I can honestly say that it bullshit! From past experiences.

#28

Tathradj
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02 October 2014 09:34 pm

You Mean. ???

Danielkrupski wrote:

I can honestly say that it bullshit! From past experiences.


A couple of HiBankers inc. accessories, , QED, 4500, SDC2300, Gt1600,
Aldi, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck of a lot of determination.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends. Maybe one day Lucky.

#29

pauly250
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02 October 2014 10:40 pm

Out here east of queanbeyan its snake city at the moment,i do prefere to have the red bellies around to keep all the aggresive tigers and browns away ,the only downside of the redbellies is that they arent too kind to dogs and can bring on big vet bills if you can get there quick enough.
So far the dogs have been quicker than the snakes


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#30

pauly250
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02 October 2014 10:48 pm

WalnLiz wrote:

Snakes and me have an "Understanding",...you leave me alone...I'll leave you alone. To date they have always kept their side of the bargain and generally been an asset....as they seem to be extremely good at "Crowd control". big_smile

Might have to take a few fake ones out to the Forde yikes


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#31

Tathradj
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02 October 2014 10:55 pm

Those big green ones in a jar. PMSL


A couple of HiBankers inc. accessories, , QED, 4500, SDC2300, Gt1600,
Aldi, A Prado 4x4, A'Van Cruiseliner and a heck of a lot of determination.
Most importantly, A lot of Good Honest Friends. Maybe one day Lucky.

#32

Lambs73
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03 October 2014 08:08 am

December 2012: An inner-suburban Adelaide Family was shocked to find a 1 metre long brown snake happily curled up under the baby seat in the back of their family car.

The family believes the snake may have been hiding in some copper pipes they transported in the car the previous week. The serpent obviously preferred the relative opulence of the back seat of the family car, and decided to stay along for the ride.

It was only by chance that the child’s mother noticed a small amount of movement under the seat, causing her to look closer. “I felt physically ill,” she said.

A snake catcher was called in and the entire back seat had to be removed to retrieve the unlucky serpent.

#33

dazza513
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04 October 2014 05:38 pm

Yes it's that time of the year again, seen three browns in fifty meters of gully this arvo.

#34

HeadsUp
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04 October 2014 08:41 pm

I want to find or make snake gaitors that come above my knees

If walking up steep terrain the snake could be at my thigh height so these knee high ones would be only 50 % reliable

I have snakeguardz already but might get some of these snakeprotex things to add above the knee if they wont sell me some of the fabric

has anyone seen gaitors that come higher than the average 40 - 45 cm ?

a big snake can rear up 2 - 3 feet hmm


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#35

stevo
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04 October 2014 08:52 pm

I wear gumboots, not quite knee high.


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#36

AngerManagement
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04 October 2014 08:56 pm

Local vinnies has a pair of leg waders; the sort of thing that many trout fishing people might use.

Not sure of the size but would stop any snake bite, but could be a tad hot.

HeadsUp wrote:

I want to find or make snake gaitors that come above my knees

If walking up steep terrain the snake could be at my thigh height so these knee high ones would be only 50 % reliable

I have snakeguardz already but might get some of these snakeprotex things to add above the knee if they wont sell me some of the fabric

has anyone seen gaitors that come higher than the average 40 - 45 cm ?

a big snake can rear up 2 - 3 feet hmm


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#37

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08 October 2014 09:49 pm

Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake, never seen one that big before it was no joke as thick as my forearm just basking in the sun, had to look twice as it was more like a bloody anaconda. So when a skinny eastern brown sat in the middle of the road 5 mins later it was all over for me, my detecting trip was ruined...2 snakes in 5 minutes reduced my desire to go deep in the scrub this time. At camp I referred a few new prospectors to a good panning spot only to be told the next morning a guy had told them don't come down this way he'd seen several snakes and the last one was a 6-7 foot King Brown. I think it was at that point they understood why I was walking around in my army boots,neoprene's with snake gaiters. Might have seemed like overkill but stepping in the wrong spot is not the way I wish to go out of this world! Several dead snakes on the road so be careful they are bloody everywhere at the moment.


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#38

HeadsUp
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08 October 2014 10:06 pm

AngerManagement wrote:

Local vinnies has a pair of leg waders; the sort of thing that many trout fishing people might use.

Not sure of the size but would stop any snake bite, but could be a tad hot.

HeadsUp wrote:

I want to find or make snake gaitors that come above my knees

If walking up steep terrain the snake could be at my thigh height so these knee high ones would be only 50 % reliable

I have snakeguardz already but might get some of these snakeprotex things to add above the knee if they wont sell me some of the fabric

has anyone seen gaitors that come higher than the average 40 - 45 cm ?

a big snake can rear up 2 - 3 feet hmm

probability is that 4mm neoprene waders would stop ~ some snake bites

brown snakes however have fangs up to half an inch long.

i would prefer to bring the odds above 90 % or 100 %

50 % is not good enough for me


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#39

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08 October 2014 10:34 pm

Most venomous snakes do not inject their venom through hollow fangs, and in fact have groves beside their fangs, down which the venom flows upon striking.

A snake with half inch fangs may pierce the inside of the 4mm neoprene, but the majority of the venom would be absorbed by the outside of the neoprene and not reach the puncture wound.

I still say long loose clothing will be more protection than a standard snake gaiter 99% of the time.. coupled with keeping ones eyes on the ground in front of them. If the other 1% is a concern, then venturing out in the winter...or migrating to NZ where there is no snakes would be the only other option. big_smile


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#40

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08 October 2014 10:39 pm

WalnLiz wrote:

Most venomous snakes do not inject their venom through hollow fangs, and in fact have groves beside their fangs, down which the venom flows upon striking.

A snake with half inch fangs may pierce the inside of the 4mm neoprene, but the majority of the venom would be absorbed by the outside of the neoprene and not reach the puncture wound.

I still say long loose clothing will be more protection than a standard snake gaiter 99% of the time.. coupled with keeping ones eyes on the ground in front of them. If the other 1% is a concern, then venturing out in the winter...or migrating to NZ where there is no snakes would be the only other option. big_smile

12 GAUGE PUMP. wink


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#41

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08 October 2014 10:45 pm

Watched the tv show Preppers tonite. they showed the 3 benefits of rattle snakes for survival.
first they cut the head off, that can still bite up to about an hour later. loverly !
1 - you can eat their meat
2. you can drink the blood, 80 % water, like ours. make it a double thanx. tongue
3- you can make poison arrows, spears, coat the barb wire around your compound. very handy.


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#42

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08 October 2014 11:13 pm

King brown in branxton, nsw near singleton army base

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#43

slipped disc
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08 October 2014 11:22 pm

MMMMM, almost looks real. lol careful, you might get a splinter. wink


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#44

stevo
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09 October 2014 04:13 am

Crikey! never ever seen a king brown anywhere near that size, will have to warn my brother as he lives at branxton. smile (see below link)

http://snakecatchers.com/Huge_King_Brow … _Hoax.html

Last edited by stevo (09 October 2014 04:15 am)


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#45

Heatho
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09 October 2014 06:27 am

Twapster wrote:

Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake.

Was a Tiger Snake Twapster, no such thing as Yellow Belly Blacksnake. Tiger snake is the closest to that description.


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#46

Heatho
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09 October 2014 06:58 am

WalnLiz wrote:

Most venomous snakes do not inject their venom through hollow fangs, and in fact have groves beside their fangs, down which the venom flows upon striking.

A snake with half inch fangs may pierce the inside of the 4mm neoprene, but the majority of the venom would be absorbed by the outside of the neoprene and not reach the puncture wound.

I still say long loose clothing will be more protection than a standard snake gaiter 99% of the time.. coupled with keeping ones eyes on the ground in front of them. If the other 1% is a concern, then venturing out in the winter...or migrating to NZ where there is no snakes would be the only other option. big_smile

Sorry to disagree Wal about Venomous snake fangs in Australia, most are hollow like a hypodermic needle. Someone told me the same thing once also, I believed it until my mate who worked at Taronga Zoo's reptile house and The Australian Reptile Park convinced me otherwise. Loose clothing is good as Brown Snakes have tiny fangs, though they will chew on a limb if really agro to drive as much venom in as they can.....

Barney had a Brown have a go at him the other day at Black Springs, he upset it by trying to get into it's Blackberry bush, I totally avoid bushes, log piles, heavilly leaf littered areas and broken up rock pile type areas this time of year.

"Among Australian snakes, hollow fangs occur in all of our terrestrial venomous species and in the sea snakes. Grooved fangs occur only in the Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis and in a group of freshwater snakes in northern Australia. - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Fangs-of … Nx130.dpuf

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#47

Lambs73
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09 October 2014 07:17 am

Steve,
That was always one of my fav hoax's when snake season come about.

On a more 'real' note, I always enjoyed watching Steve Irwin play with snakes while he was still with us.

#48

MJB
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09 October 2014 12:07 pm

I thought a yellow belly black is just a red belly black with not as much colour...

On some of my many motorcycle rides through western vics less populated roads I have had tiger snakes actually strike at me as I ride past them at 90 km/h. I see them coming most times and always lift my leg over the handle bars yikes

One stretch I went past 5 snakes no more than 200m distance. Mix of Tigers and browns and only one of them was dead.

Steer clear of them but don't be scared of the bush

Cheers


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#49

k man
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09 October 2014 12:49 pm

That's crazy mjb


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#50

Twapster
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09 October 2014 12:58 pm

Heatho wrote:
Twapster wrote:

Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake.

Was a Tiger Snake Twapster, no such thing as Yellow Belly Blacksnake. Tiger snake is the closest to that description.

Hey Heatho, tks for that im no expert...it was big, black and had a white/mustard underbelly. Scary as it was thick too!!


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