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#1

Upside
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08 April 2021 10:31 am

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Tathradj
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08 April 2021 10:46 am

Looks like a young Carpet Snake.
Or a scrub python.

What area of Oz are you. ?


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08 April 2021 10:48 am

Yep totally harmless.
Mackka

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LostNTired
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08 April 2021 10:50 am

Looks a bit like a Childrens Python. Common up north, everywhere in the NT. We used to have a few as pets.

Definitely a python though, has the broad head. If he opens his mouth you won't see fangs, rather rows of teeth. Bite may draw a little blood but no venom. Like most pythons, usually very chilled. Quite easy to handle but not advised by me of course big_smile

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jahan
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08 April 2021 11:00 am

%100 carpet python.
Not a childrens python.

Last edited by jahan (08 April 2021 11:01 am)

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08 April 2021 11:05 am

My wife feels bad now she knows it was harmless. Can't blame her though, she didn't know.

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08 April 2021 11:27 am

Did she nock it on the head? lol lol lol

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Upside
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08 April 2021 11:48 am

goody2shoes wrote:

Did she nock it on the head? lol lol lol

Yes. It's now in snake heaven.

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Mackka
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08 April 2021 11:58 am

Shame as ALL snakes are Protected.
Mackka

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08 April 2021 12:36 pm

Mackka wrote:

Shame as ALL snakes are Protected.
Mackka

I don't wanna get into a protecting snakes argument but my family comes first if there's a venomous snake in my yard. pickshovel

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08 April 2021 01:20 pm

Upside wrote:
Mackka wrote:

Shame as ALL snakes are Protected.
Mackka

I don't wanna get into a protecting snakes argument but my family comes first if there's a venomous snake in my yard. pickshovel

Agree family comes first ..... but a couple of points for future reference.

1 .... if you're in an area where pythons are common learn to recognise them from any potentially venomous species.

2 ... if ID'd as venomous (and no immediate danger) get in touch with a local snake catcher, most councils can give you contact numbers and they'll "relocate" both venomous and non-venomous species.

Oh, and if in doubt ..... still try just avoiding it (and calling your snake catcher), more people get bitten trying to DIY than in the "wild".


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08 April 2021 01:52 pm

Mackka wrote:

Shame as ALL snakes are Protected.
Mackka

Pretty sure you can kill them under the right circumstances .
ie ( If a human life is at risk )
Correct me if I'm wrong thumbsup


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08 April 2021 01:54 pm

Sounds about right Dam it.
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08 April 2021 01:55 pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2486792 … ?ref=share
Good Facebook page for snake identification.


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08 April 2021 02:00 pm

A few years back we had a red belly that needed to go, but the 2 local snake catchers wanted around $300 to do it!

Unsure if anything's changed.

They wonder why people do resort to other measures skull

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08 April 2021 02:38 pm

Bugger, if it could have happened, chuck it in a box and post it to me... alive please.

However, if you are in fear or threat by a snake, bump it off and ask for forgiveness if anyone complains.
People first, kids before that, any animal further down the food chain.

I have handled a few snakes, non venomous and venomous, need to know what you are doing because it is high risk.

Of course dont try it if you can avoid any handling of a snake, still venomous when dead if you get scraped by fangs after removing the head, shovel work to move it.
Use the same shovel to bury it deep or where the dog wont get to it.

Yep snake catchers charge well.

Pity about the Python, lovely creatures when you know what they are, keep the rodents and crawling bugs away too.

wink


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08 April 2021 02:42 pm

Brumble-Gum wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2486792 … ?ref=share
Good Facebook page for snake identification.

Thats a bit shite, I'm not a user of Facebook, and the group is 'private'.

If they want to educate people, make it public to view but not allow comment from randoms.

I dont get it ?

hmm


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08 April 2021 02:51 pm

Snake catching was a game we used to play as kids... like wasp nest hunting but you looked under old sheets of tin and the likes.
Was lots of fun


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08 April 2021 11:34 pm

mad


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09 April 2021 12:36 am

Upside wrote:
goody2shoes wrote:

Did she nock it on the head? lol lol lol

Yes. It's now in snake heaven.

What one of the most harmless of our snakes and it got killed. mad

Last edited by shakergt (09 April 2021 12:36 am)

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09 April 2021 01:58 am

You are allowed to kill a Snake if it is in Your Home or is a threat to you and your Family..... Media outlets will say all sorts of BS....

LW....


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09 April 2021 08:39 am

LoneWolf wrote:

You are allowed to kill a Snake if it is in Your Home or is a threat to you and your Family..... Media outlets will say all sorts of BS....

LW....

"Can I kill a snake that is on my property?
No. All Queensland reptiles are protected by law and are considered an intricate part of our natural ecosystem. Attempting to catch or kill protected wildlife can be exceedingly dangerous, and carries a maximum penalty of 5 years behind bars, or a $77,000 fine."

https://southeastsnakecatcher.com.au/fr … questions/


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09 April 2021 09:09 am

silver wrote:

Snake catching was a game we used to play as kids... like wasp nest hunting but you looked under old sheets of tin and the likes.
Was lots of fun

Try that at my place and you just might be sitting beside the dead snake, one thing about snakes is if they are out in the paddock or bush all good but if they are near my dwelling away they go, all I have here are browns (mostly), red bellied blacks and tiger snakes, I have seen 1 python but it unfortunatley was dead and from what I dont know. I shifted a redbelly black 4 times before it got the message as in reality they are fairly harmless but the browns go first time as if you get bitten where I live you probably wont get out.

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09 April 2021 10:29 am

shakergt wrote:
Upside wrote:
goody2shoes wrote:

Did she nock it on the head? lol lol lol

Yes. It's now in snake heaven.

What one of the most harmless of our snakes and it got killed. mad

It is a shame, but you also have to understand not everyone is a snake identification expert. My wife was quite upset when she learnt what it was. She's a devout Buddhist and harming animals is taken seriously. Mosquitoes being the only exception to the rule.


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