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#126

Bush
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12 January 2021 12:27 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:

Relocated quite a few in the last few weeks lol

A few what though ?
Same. ?


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#127

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12 January 2021 01:05 pm

Red belly blacks are venomous but not fatal like a brown can be. We get our fair share living next to the river, neighbours dogs usually take care of them. Problem out here is all the mice invading from the wheat crops about and mice bring the snakes!

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#128

Smoky bandit
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12 January 2021 01:11 pm

Bush wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:

Relocated quite a few in the last few weeks lol

A few what though ?
Same. ?

No not that sort.
Usually browns and mostly keelbacks


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#129

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12 January 2021 01:24 pm

Snake soup yummy smile

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#130

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12 January 2021 02:43 pm

goody2shoes wrote:

Snake soup yummy smile

Advice ; Do not try carpet snake.
Tougher than old army boots.
Tried a fresh road kill many years ago.
Does not matter how you prep it.
Road Kill Cafe`. poop

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#131

goody2shoes
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12 January 2021 03:09 pm

Skin them like a ell lol

#132

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12 January 2021 04:26 pm

I had a mate who killed a brown down near the local creek, and then he cooked it and ate it when I was a kid.

Here's me with a Copperhead from the back step a few years ago. I got carried away with the tenderizing though so it wasn't any good for eating..........

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#133

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12 January 2021 05:35 pm

I can hear the snake lovers clanging their pitch forks now mate. lol lol thumbsup


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#134

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13 January 2021 11:06 am

Smoky bandit wrote:

I can hear the snake lovers clanging their pitch forks now mate. lol lol thumbsup

Closely related to the shark lover species.

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13 January 2021 11:45 am

Many years ago, "The Snake Man" used to display snakes at agricultural shows around WA. (Maybe over east as well)
One demonstration was to show viewers just how fast a King Brown can move.
He tipped the snake out of a bag and teased it with his stick/hook, stepped back and raised the stick to demonstrate how people try to kill snakes.
Before he could bring the stick down to simulate a kill the King was biting his trousers.
Everyone leaning on the enclosure (including me) jumped back in fright seeing how quickly it struck. (That's when he told us it had been recently milked and he used full length protection beneath his trousers & boots.)
He claimed this demonstration was to emphasise the fact many snake bites are the result of people trying to kill snakes.
My detecting partner (I have named the "Snake Lady apart from "Gold Finger") has seen more snakes on the goldfields in 12 years than I have in a lifetime. tongue Generally they are making a fast retreat, probably from the vibrations of her 2300 coil scrubbing the ground.
As already mentioned he claimed snakes were attracted to homes by rats, mice and chooks.


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13 January 2021 11:59 am

That's why it pays to know your snakes. Lowland Copperheads are known for their inaccuracy when striking, and are much slower than a brown, and unless you step on them like my young ones nearly did with this one, they give out a hiss as a warning. I like snakes (unlike spiders), and I'm happy to leave them be, but not when there are young kids around and the snake has a fascination with the back step. Heavy Steel rake with close prongs that I made myself, followed by an axe while it's pinned to the ground. Be careful with the head as it's still potentially poisonous if you prick yourself. They are unavoidable when you live on acreage in Vic with a population of Pobblebonk and Growling frogs.

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#137

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13 January 2021 05:14 pm

On a Property around Rocky QLD years ago working dismantling a tractor steering box.
Had a strange feeling so looked behind me `I` was on the ground but not for long.
Mid size Taipan was right behind me.
`i` jumped up onto the tractor it jumped back & hit it`s head on the gal wall shed.
`I` think the curious creature was interested in the ratchet spanner clicking away.
Wow Snakes alive. Think I might just do the Winter Detecting thing.


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#138

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14 January 2021 07:24 am

Did Someone say there was a Missing Person.
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#139

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17 January 2021 12:27 pm

Mmmmm

I’m calling photoshop on that one

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#140

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17 January 2021 02:16 pm

Absolutely her arm was photo shopped. She had no bad back at all it was a reptile handlers compo claim!

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#141

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20 January 2021 02:22 am

Hi Dr Lex Winter we don't actually allow talk on illegal activities on this forum. zzz
Now i` need to go back and review that mosquito comment.
woops.
Bugga `i` can`t even just Post Pictures without breaching the code. mmmm. sad


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#142

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20 January 2021 04:40 pm

A couple of little snake stories from the Capricorn Coast back in the early 1980`s.
Driving with a mate from the Emu Park Hotel along the road towards Yeppoon late one night.
Nearing the Causeway Crossing we saw a Huge Python across the road.
It`s head was the size of a round mouth shovel just short of the road shoulder and it`s tail was still into the scrub on the other side of the two lane road.
Swerving the vehicle off the road into the shoulder ditch we managed to pass it without hitting it.
Then a handbrake U-turn to go back and check it out and it was gone.
`I` could not believe how quick it had removed it`s self.
My guess it was 20ft / 6 meters long.

On a property in the same vicinity a member of the family was walking along tracks amongst tall guinea grass.
A snake big snake python lunged out and locked onto his loose long trousers.
Pulling away the snake let go tearing a whole in his pants. He said lucky he was not wearing jeans.
So anyone doubting that a missing person was not in fowl play from a large snake.
`i` would say you were wrong.
Have another couple of tales to tell but some other time.
Cheers. beer

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