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SNAKES ALIVE

Postby aceaceca » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:05 pm

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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby cjandme » Sat May 06, 2017 5:39 pm

Man-O-Man that is something else, aceaceca thanks for putting the link up here for the clip.
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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby acotrel » Mon May 08, 2017 2:04 pm

I think he ran over it's tail. We have lot's of snakes in Australia. Most people who get bitten have been trying to kill the snake. If you leave them alone, they will usually leave you alone. Except for Tiger snakes in the mating season. They will chase you and attack, so you need to grab a sick and fight.
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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby ashman » Mon May 08, 2017 3:44 pm

Reminds me of a story a few years ago a car was driving across the Nulabor and the driver seen a snake across the road and decided to run it over the same thing happened he got it on the tail the snaked leaped up and got the driver on the arm that was hanging out the window, I think it was a King Brown if I remember right, very deadly, he was close to a very small town with a nusre on duty, he was lucky to suvive and had to be flown to a major hospital where he spent 2 weeks recovering.

We have some of the most deadliest snakes in the world here in Australia, Taipans, King brown, Tiger, Redbelly black snake and comon Brown snakes just to mention a few and if they don't get you what about our spiders just as bad, then if you go swimming up north you have man eating crocs as well as Bull sharkes to contend with, our Bull sharkes are the most dangours they love dirty water and will even find them in fresh water, and then there is to worst one of all our famous Drop bear, don't even want to tell you about that one.

Man I love our land down under.

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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby CanukNortonNut » Tue May 09, 2017 6:50 pm

ashman wrote: and then there is to worst one of all our famous Drop bear, don't even want to tell you about that one.

Man I love our land down under.

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Is that the same as a Killer Rabbit? I have heard that some soil their armor when you see that one. :mrgreen:
And what about those Cane toads. Is Baz still missing?
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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby ashman » Tue May 09, 2017 7:38 pm

CanukNortonNut wrote:
ashman wrote: and then there is to worst one of all our famous Drop bear, don't even want to tell you about that one.

Man I love our land down under.

Ashley

Is that the same as a Killer Rabbit? I have heard that some soil their armor when you see that one. :mrgreen:
And what about those Cane toads. Is Baz still missing?
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Cane toads are a introduced pest to Queensland that were suppose to wipe out the cane beatle but failed big time and now are spreading over Australia and wiping out a lot of our native species, same as rabbits came with the first fleet and has done so much damage to the land, but for drop bears and killer rabbits watch out and yes Baz is still missing :lol:

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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby Fast Eddie » Wed May 10, 2017 12:34 pm

Snakes, crocs, bears, PAH...

We got bad ass Hedgehogs...!
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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby CanukNortonNut » Wed May 10, 2017 4:51 pm

Reflecting on all the dangerous wild life that can kill you including what is posted here....I read a book long ago called Dangerous to Man. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... 0MHFLL.jpg

You would be surprised what the most common killer to mankind happens to be. :shock:
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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby davamb » Wed May 10, 2017 7:37 pm

My money's on the mosquito.

But then again, I was having a bit of a fang through the hills back of my place last summer and came around a corner to find some fool with car parked smack on the next apex. He was out of his car trying to kill a snake he'd found on the road. So next on my list would be stupid humans.
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Re: SNAKES ALIVE

Postby hobot » Tue May 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Face it if a place has so much traffic there is little wild life hazard you are always on alert being crossed in front of or hit from behind while in rural areas you should be even more tense for surprise dense meat masses.

In Florida we made licking cane toads a world wide phenomena to protect them instead of blowing em away for fun.

Deer of course top all lists of bad encounters but snakes hold a special place in my dark heart and Commando handling. Wife had duck coup that attracted mice which attracted 6+ foot black snakes that eat other poisonous snakes and her half grown ducks too. So when she yells I run and and grab em before they escape or she cuts em up. About once a season event. A particular robust one as thick as a mans arm, got put in feed bag but it rained some before I got around to road tripping it a couple miles away. W/o noticing the weakened wet bag bottom I tossed on Peels tank and headed out in light hearted easy lop along one spring with grass so green it hurt eyes to savor - till about 2 miles along THE Gravel path hemmed in by rock face on R side and fence/trees on L side - felt burning sharp pain on L wrist to look down in horror to see snake had poked out to anchor for dear life on my wrist so instantly tried to fling it behind me but extra shock it hung on tight even after a 2nd attempt snapping its 6 ft heavy mass to jerk it off which only slashed wrist deeper so not messy red YIKES nothing for it but let go of bars and pry the dam thing off while also tank slapping with rear passing my hip out of control crashing headed into tree about a bike length away - so with nothing to lose but life and bike - went berserk like a rally car heel toe throttle brake fork lock snaps to get sideways again yet aligned to path in nick of time to miss barbed wire slashing.

Anyone who thinks fastest way to turn sharply in decreasing radius is smooth and steady simply has not experienced life on THE Ozark Gravel nor capascity of full compiant linkage. At times a decent size snake crosses road in a turn r more often did not make it - so must jerk-dodge or risk a toad mucus like wipe out.

Must be alert weeding plants around home or retrieving fire wood feeling something extra mushy being squished in grip - usually copper heads, some pretty big and mad being grabbed mid section so head reaches boots or ankle on strikes. YIKEs. An orange male tabby cat my late brother found as small kitchen, up a tree- with a rat in its month, would beg to be let out at night but would get snake bit and be one sick cat for a few days then recovers to want to do it again. So get em while they are young. This one from under porch floor mat my step disturbed.
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