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Offline dodgeydave

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First encounter with a snake
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:18:27 AM »
This snake found its way into the garden today. I said to the girlfriend is it poisionus. her reply yes. shall i kill it then herreply no. So eventually got it out the garden and up the road. So it might kill someone else. Good move lol.

I am off to get new underwear. BLOODY HATE SNAKES

Also this centipede
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 11:47:33 AM »
It's the centipede that's dangerous. You really must kill those.

Mrs saf and I were clearing up to go indoors one evening when I heard her scream from around the corner of the house. One of those nasty bastards was crawling along the tiles. While I was looking for a suitable instrument with which to kill it, Mrs saf picked up an empty Leo bottle and whacked the thing. Glass went everywhere, of course. She was left with just the pub nutter's bottle neck in her hand and used that to have another go. You have to chop the buggers into pieces if you want to stop them. They may come after you too so you have to be quick.

I must add that Mrs saf is much smarter than that usually and must have panicked. Those centipedes always freak her out.
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 12:39:57 PM »
Hi Dodgey - that was a good day then ! Sorry to say that if it looks like a pit viper they always get the chop at my house - don't want them hanging around. We used to get rat snakes but just chased them out of the gate (they're not poisonous).
Saf - our place has a wall all around now and I put micro grills over the openings under the house. After a good tidy up all around, happy to say we haven't had a snake in the garden for 5 months. 2 years ago we were getting snakes all the time. Farming cassava a lot around here now and that seems to help.
I agree with you about the centipedes - a few years ago I clambered up the small mountain just north of Cha am and there were these red devils, really quite long - reckon I saw 20 that day. I'm told they have a very nasty bite.
Back at home on the first morning, inside downstairs under some empty boxes, we found a spiny thing, longer legs but centipede type, almost see through/opaque, and it moved very quick - much quicker than the red ones. Mrs Rog said they were deadly. Seen only one since.
any idea what that is ? (Not a scorpion).
Does Mrs Saf still have the TC ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 01:19:45 PM »
Yes she does, Roger.
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 03:35:50 PM »
I've had my share of snakes and centipedes being bit by a centipede once here.  I've also had several snakes in my yard including a cobra that I believe some kind person put in my yard.
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 07:06:39 PM »
Roger

So is the pit viper poisonus or not.  And next time ignore her and just kill it ?
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 11:19:50 PM »
Hi DD. my book says that all the pit vipers are ' venomous and dangerous'.
We found one in the bottom of a bucket ! I don't want them hanging around so the chop it is !
Most of the little ones are pit vipers - different colours etc. Born in 'clutches' up to 15 !!
Reduce as many hidey holes as you can and they won't be around.
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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 12:24:45 PM »
Thanks everyone. This was in broad daylight and it must of been 2.5 to 3 foot long.The bloody dogs where off down the road fighting or shagging so they were a lot of good.
The first i knew of it coming through the gate and up the drive was thesparrows about 1 foot in front off it singing there headsoff.

Next encounter the snake of what ever variety will be headless
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 02:45:43 PM »
Hi DD. Don't get too close M8 when sorting them. I use a garden rake with a metal head to it so I am 6' away !!! It doesn't sound very heroic I know, but care is needed.
There are some harmless snakes that size, however most of them are quite likely to be be a pit viper of some kind.
I believe that the Cobras and Kraits are the other venomous ones to watch out for. You can look at pictures of them on the Internet.
We had one Cobra 2 years ago but have only seen the Kraits flattened on the road.
Happy Days. (I'm more worried about the exchange rates !)
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 07:25:43 PM »
Roger

Heroism is not very clever. I would rather everyone call me a coward and still be alive. Thanks for the advice
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 06:23:18 AM »
Beware of the one eyed trouser snake, the deadliest of them all.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 08:42:54 AM »
Heh heh.  Jake the one eyed snake. Watch out for the blue-jean barracuda too...just as deadly.

Other varieties which can be just as deadly.

Purple headed Cobra
Alabama black snake
One-eyed pulsating python of love
One-eyed hip snake
Purple-headed bed snake
Crotch cobra
 

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2013, 09:09:28 AM »
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 12:25:24 PM »
Baby  Farts

Thanks for cheering me up  :lol

Think i will assume they are all dangerous.

I wasfishing the other week and was talking to an Brit with aThai wife.They had to come over to Korat urgently as her son who lived just ouside the city was bitten on the foot by a cobra .Luckily theygot him to hospital in time for the vaccine. But apparently the venom makes a mess of the skin cells
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 10:30:05 AM »
So yesterday the dogs are barking up a storm again to guess what?  Yep, another green pit viper being chased up one of my trees by the dogs.  It stopped halfway up so I ran into the house to grab one of my Samurai swords.  This snake was a little larger than the last one so I gave it around 40 good lashings and one final blow at the end just to make sure.  The neighbor was a little upset and said I should've just let it go.  I asked him if he had any children that run around in his yard.  He just smiled at me.  I also gave that particular tree a good pruning.  I've never realized just how sharp a Samurai sword is.  I bet I could've cut down the tree if I kept on going. 
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 10:40:34 AM »
How did "the tree" appear like to you? Dressed in black T-shirt and so? :evilgrin

I suggest to read "The Sound Machine" by Roald Dahl, so you can imagine the pain you inflicted upon "that tree".  :evilgrin

Plot of that story:
"Klausner is a man obsessed with sound. He has a theory that there are many, many sounds in the world that humans are just unable to hear due to their high frequencies. He explains to his doctor that he has invented a machine that will allow him to tune in to those frequencies and convert those pitches into audible sound. The first time he tries it out in his yard, he hears shrieking in his headphones as his neighbor cuts roses from her garden. Each time a flower is cut, he hears a shriek. The next day, he tries a bigger experiment. He takes an axe and swings it into a large beech tree. He is horrified to hear the deep and pathetic moan that the tree makes in response. Klausner rushes back to the house and calls his doctor. "Please come. Come quickly. I want someone to hear it. It's driving me mad!" he says. The doctor agrees to come over and listen to the headphones, but just as Klausner takes a second swing at the tree a large branch crashes down between them and destroys the machine. Klausner is deeply shaken and asks the doctor to paint the tree's cuts with iodine. The doctor claims not to have heard anything, but he agrees to Klausner's demands and dresses the wounds." (RoaldDahlFans.com)
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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 08:17:33 AM »
When my wife got home she asked me what was the mess all over the yard with leaves and branches scattered everywhere.  I told her I couldn't remember anything and that a cat must have gotten into the yard and did that.
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 09:06:34 AM »
Let me guess, you were watching a movie while it happened?
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 12:37:31 PM »
As a matter of fact, I was.  How did you know that?  My wife didn't believe my story so I'm trying to find someone who can vouch for me.
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 02:15:31 AM »
B F
maybe you should sing the Lumberjack song while destroying the trees in the locality. Have you ever thought of using napalm  :lol
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 06:29:25 AM »
Lumber jack song
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 09:09:11 AM »
After 6 months seeing no snakes at at all, we've had 3 in the garden in the last 2 weeks. All 'oriental rat snakes' - up to 3 metres.
And Mrs R saw a 3 metre python yesterday, and the day before, on the road inside the resort, what was definitely, a juvenile King Cobra about 2.5 metres long - the young ones have distinct colouring. Highly venomous ! Heading in the direction of friends' houses so we gave them a ring !
This morning, Mrs R while picking bamboo shoots, saw another Python, as did I, while walking the dogs.
Around us there have been a number of bush fires which killed a lot of rats, squirrels etc and has cleared the grass - also there is a lot more cassava farming this year. With the onset of rain, we are keeping alert at the moment.
Quite an adventure !
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2013, 08:32:59 PM »
Roger

you could start a new theme park in Korat
 

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Re: First encounter with a snake
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2013, 09:20:48 PM »
No thanks DD ! LOL
 

 



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