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#51

20xwater
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From: Where ever gold takes me, NSW
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09 October 2014 01:12 pm

A few days ago on my way back from a spot i came across an average size red/black charging his batterys on the track. he bailed pretty quick before i could get the camera out.
Another couple of hundred meters and i came across this brown in full hunt mode around this log. He knew i was there but i just stayed still and he eventually kept hunting. He was fully S-bended to strike what ever was under that log. Awsome to watch!

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Beware.....they are there! cool

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#52

slipped disc
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09 October 2014 03:38 pm

Lambs73 wrote:

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.

HAHAHA, seen that pic before. nice try. tongue


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#53

wooly
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From: Eltham Vic
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09 October 2014 03:57 pm

Hey you guys need to settle down a bit!!!!!!!

My prospecting partner is my wife and she often reads these forums, if she sees pictures of snakes every time she comes in here you all know what will happen don't you?

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#54

Heatho
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09 October 2014 07:30 pm

Twapster wrote:
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!!

No worries mate, their colour can vary quite a bit, can be jet Black on top and Yellow underneath, they get quite chunky too. I'm no expert either, just info I've picked up and seen over the years.


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#55

Panda
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09 October 2014 08:28 pm

wooly wrote:

Hey you guys need to settle down a bit!!!!!!!

My prospecting partner is my wife and she often reads these forums, if she sees pictures of snakes every time she comes in here you all know what will happen don't you?

Peace?

#56

Dogmatic
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From: Hunter valley, NSW
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09 October 2014 08:30 pm

Had a 5 and a half foot brown come and visit us on Saturday arvo. Came up onto the back patio with all the chooks following it.
I think I have seen more snakes and lizards already this year than the last 3 years combined. Everyone is talking about the amount
around at the moment. Could be a pretty bad season for them given how it has started.


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#57

k man
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09 October 2014 09:43 pm

Yeah I think last year must have been a bumper breeding season for them.plenty of frogs to feed on down our way last 2 seasons
P


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#58

XIV
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09 October 2014 09:56 pm

So far in the last 2 months
I have been out 4 times
for a total of 11 snakes
1 taipan 4 red belly blacks
and 6 browns

Just hoping our trip to the palmer is snake free


One can never be wrong at doing the right thing.

#59

Digginholes
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09 October 2014 10:23 pm

Was at minersden the other day noticed they sell snake gators but I've seen big red bellies stand up tall enough to give me a kiss so I recon a Kevlar body suit would be better lol

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#60

stevo
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09 October 2014 10:55 pm

Digginholes wrote:

Was at minersden the other day noticed they sell snake gators but I've seen big red bellies stand up tall enough to give me a kiss so I recon a Kevlar body suit would be better lol

PMSL lol


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#61

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10 October 2014 09:26 am

Once while looking for blue tongue lizards I crouched down to look through a pipe on the ground to see if there was anything living in it I had a 2m brown snake come out and slither straight past my face, by the time I realised it was there it was close enough to get me, I had all sorts of things run throughout head but was frozen stiff as it went past, I've had quite a few snake encounters and I recon the best thing to go is not make any fast or threatening movements that will scare them, be aware and back away slow and calm unless one is already angry and comes at you then run like hell lol tiger and browns are known to be territorial and chase people so I also make sure I have some thing to put between me and them like a long handle shovel wink
Also most snake bites occurr when people try to kill the snake. . Leave them be and they'll let you live( most of the time anyway)

#62

AuFever
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From: Canberra, ACT
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10 October 2014 09:57 am

So I am not normally happy to see something death and run over on the road but when it is on the road outside my house I am glad that the safety of my 4 kids (10,8,6,4) is OK for now.

Living in the bush Capital has its advantages but I am close to the centre of town and the War Memorial not even out on a great river bank panning for yellow.

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#63

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10 October 2014 10:26 am

AuFever wrote:

So I am not normally happy to see something death and run over on the road but when it is on the road outside my house I am glad that the safety of my 4 kids (10,8,6,4) is OK for now.

Living in the bush Capital has its advantages but I am close to the centre of town and the War Memorial not even out on a great river bank panning for yellow.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _snake.jpg

Hmmm

Ikea snake

Flat pack


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#64

Tathradj
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10 October 2014 10:39 am

PMSL, I just sprayed coffee all over my key board. lol
Thats a ripper.
Just add water eh??
I better go clean this mess up. big_smile

HeadsUp wrote:
AuFever wrote:

So I am not normally happy to see something death and run over on the road but when it is on the road outside my house I am glad that the safety of my 4 kids (10,8,6,4) is OK for now.

Living in the bush Capital has its advantages but I am close to the centre of town and the War Memorial not even out on a great river bank panning for yellow.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _snake.jpg

Hmmm

Ikea snake

Flat pack

Last edited by Tathradj (10 October 2014 10:39 am)


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#65

Paydirt
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10 October 2014 11:19 am

Bear G would get a meal outa that


Pull my finger

#66

loamer
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10 October 2014 11:24 am

Just a quick historical note - some of the very early Vic Goldfield Newspapers used to list snakebite victims, usually with a weekly 'tally', sometimes up to 6 per week. New chums soon learnt or died.

#67

Sandta
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10 October 2014 02:36 pm

Paydirt wrote:

Bear G would get a meal outa that

Bite their heads off ... Suck their guts out ... Throw their skins away lol

#68

MJB
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10 October 2014 03:39 pm

Sandta wrote:
Paydirt wrote:

Bear G would get a meal outa that

Bite their heads off ... Suck their guts out ... Throw their skins away lol

Nah mate...he would use the skin as a con dom or something, maybe blow it up as a improvised flotation device big_smile


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#69

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10 October 2014 04:08 pm

Tut, tut, tut.


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#70

Lambs73
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13 October 2014 07:58 pm

Came across this article today.

Moxie gaiters. Might worth a look.

http://www.trailrunmag.com/2012/02/08/m … r-gaiters/

Last edited by Lambs73 (13 October 2014 07:58 pm)

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#71

Nugget
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13 October 2014 08:04 pm

I ran over a small brown snake last Friday on the way home from work.... and it felt so good cool

#72

Nugget
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13 October 2014 08:07 pm

Lambs73 wrote:

Came across this article today.

Moxie gaiters. Might worth a look.

http://www.trailrunmag.com/2012/02/08/m … r-gaiters/

They don't look too bad at first glance. I'd love to hear from anyone game enough to test them against a king brown lol

#73

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13 October 2014 08:22 pm

Here's another option, I've purchased these, they seem comfortable enough, not 100% sure about the underfoot strap but time will tell how durable it is ..... must say feel a lot more comfortable roaming around in grass overgrown debris with these on.

http://snakeprotex.com.au there's also a vid demonstrating a snake attacking them.

Haven't come across one out detecting (I still belt the shite out of trees and rocks as detect) but as Nugget indicated having driven over 1 and from also having 2 on the road they are definitely out there.

Also trying to find a good compression badge ..... just in case.

Sweet dreams, Tom


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#74

Lambs73
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13 October 2014 08:22 pm

Lol, nugget that's just cruel.

I'd love to see anyone test their gaiters against a snake.

#75

LC76
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From: Bendigo, VIC
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13 October 2014 08:36 pm

Im not sure i would trust those moxie gaiters they sound like they might be a little too light weight for snake bites.

As well as a basic first aid kit i always make sure i have at least two of these compression bandages.
About 25$ each and washable.
http://www.paradisefirstaid.com.au/snak … first-aid/
setopress-bandage.jpg


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