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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
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    This one was taken at the Lopburi zoo. A several meter long king cobra consuming another snake.
    Sounds a bit odd for a zoo.

    Do they throw them in dead, or place live snakes in with the cobras for them to kill and eat?
    The snake being eaten by the king cobra was still writhing about as it was being swallowed, so it seems they do feed it live prey.

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    Stunned after it hit glass door..flew away later.




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    Great pics, Crepes!

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    ^ Looks like a dildo used in a sadomasochistic love ritual.

    But I believe they're dhan.

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    Last week while taking my lunch walk to get away from work nonsense I saw this "Rock" moving in the street gutter. I walked over to check it out and here is what it was.





    I took these pictures yesterday playing around with my new Canon T5 camera the missus and I bought. My wife named her Tao. She has a home with us now. This poor Sulcata Tortoise(Also known as African spurred tortoise) would have cruised along in the street gutter and fell into the sewer and died. These are not native here. This was someones and they likely dumped it off in the field by my work figuring it would survive. Best guess she is about 3 to 4 years old. Typically people buy these when small and then when they get bigger people do not want to take care of them as they need room. They can live 70 years and get upwards 100lbs.

    If interested you can read upon it here;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_spurred_tortoise

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    Did you adopt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Did you adopt it?
    Yes we did Koojo. Built up a big pen in the backyard. Seems quite happy. Have to figure out what to do with her when we move home. She would love Thailand but not sure the BS it would take to get her there.

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    Good pic,JPPR2.

    How do you know it's a she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Good pic,JPPR2.

    How do you know it's a she?
    The spurs in the back by its butt.

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    Out playing with my new Camera today



    Swallowtail butterfly



    This flower draws these large Black Bees. They are not bumble bees, those have yellow stripes

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    Neighborhood crawling with vipers

    Night photo from my mobile of a Malayan pit viper


    A photo from siamhealth.net to give a better view of the appearance


    I've been living in my new neighborhood in Prachuap Khiri Khan for about 5 months now, and so far I have encountered about 8 of these vipers a short distance from my house.

    When I first spotted one it was a road kill that looked like it had been run over by a light vehicle, most likely a motorcycle. I was taken back by the close resemblance in coloration and pattern to a Columbian boa that I once kept. Upon closer examination, I could see the triangular shape of the head and the resemblance to a viper, not a boa.

    Since then, I've come across several live specimens while riding my motorcycle on a shortcut through a wooded area a short distance from my home. Last night, there were two in the middle of that gravel roadway near the house. It was raining lightly and comparatively cool, which I found interesting because I thought they would seek shelter in those conditions. The significant other is very afraid of snakes and after I rode cautiously around one of them she said enough's enough, no more taking that shortcut in the rain with her on the back.

    I did a little more digging for info on the internet and found that this type of snake actually becomes active at night in drizzly weather. Wanting to get a closer look, I grabbed a flashlight and took a short walk down the gravel road. A few steps on I came across the second example stretched out heading towards the brush on the side. On past occasions, I had observed these snakes moving at a very slow pace and I wanted to see what the reaction would be to being touched. So I cautiously positioned my feet and legs out of striking range and reached behind the snake, gently touching the tip of its tail.

    The reaction was anything but slow and casual as it quickly snapped around and assumed a striking position. My hand was well clear though and it presented no danger. The snake quickly retreated into the foliage at the side of the road where I took a few photos with my mobile.

    To discourage having these visit my home, I keep my yard very clear of weeds and brush to reduce hiding places as much as possible. My neighbor in the next house over, which is even closer to the area where I've spotted all these snakes, is deathly afraid of any kind of snake. Even mentioning them gives him a panic attack. I've told him that if he encounters a snake to try not to panic and call me over so I can help to get the snake out of the yard.

    Snakes of Thailand - Crotalinae (Pit Vipers)

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    Here's a juvenile Malayan pit viper that I came across tonight on the side of the road. This one was nicely posed in a coil, perhaps waiting for an unsuspecting frog to hop within range.

    A couple of days ago I picked up an LED 'headlight', so now I can strap that on my forehead and it frees up my hands for easier photo taking.

    I've also checked at the main hospital in Prachuap, which is a 10 minute ride from my house, to confirm that they have antivenom on hand in case of an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumocakewalk View Post
    I've also checked at the main hospital in Prachuap, which is a 10 minute ride from my house, to confirm that they have antivenom on hand in case of an emergency.
    Far likelier you'll be run down by drunken Somchai than that biting you. So don't stand in the roads examining them ok

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    No doubt about that. This gravel road is far from the main roads and is mostly used by the occasional motorcyclist, mainly during the day. It's too narrow to be used by anything much bigger. There's been a couple of motorcyclists that have passed by in my nighttime forays and I make sure they know I'm there by flashing my light in their direction as they approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Out playing with my new Camera today



    This flower draws these large Black Bees. They are not bumble bees, those have yellow stripes
    Next time you see one, crush it. Someone will thank you


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    Wow they're great. How did you get so close to the birds on the nest?
    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    I have a Nikon coolpix L310.
    Why did I buy it? Because it had the biggest discount and it looks good!
    I've noticed that the only decent pictures it (appears) to take, is when I use the zoom.

    Here are three pictures I took today in my garden.




    Just managed to chop the head a little bit...I was disappointed!






    So, let's be seeing pictures of wildlife you've taken in and around your property.

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    Glad to hear it survived. We, unfortunately, have a few deaths from our glass doors
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    Stunned after it hit glass door..flew away later.




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    rush it...why? The tamarind trees next to our house are full of them.
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    Out playing with my new Camera today



    This flower draws these large Black Bees. They are not bumble bees, those have yellow stripes
    Next time you see one, crush it. Someone will thank you


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    Absolutely amazing picture...great you had your camera there at that precise moment
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    Stunned after it hit glass door..flew away later.




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    feral chickens at our farm

    We have feral chickens at our farm

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    Absolutely amazing picture...great you had your camera there at that precise moment
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    Stunned after it hit glass door..flew away later.




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    Bronwen. I zoomed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
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    Out playing with my new Camera today



    This flower draws these large Black Bees. They are not bumble bees, those have yellow stripes
    Next time you see one, crush it. Someone will thank you

    That might be a carpenter bee. Pretty harmless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronwen View Post
    rush it...why? The tamarind trees next to our house are full of them.
    For those of you who don’t know. When I post, I will sometimes link to things in my post. Those links will be underlined. If you were to open each of the links (click on),…….

    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Next time you see one, crush it. Someone will thank you
    You would see a link to Carpenter bees, California carpenter bees (California because I believe that is where JPPR2 took the picture that he posted here) and the destruction they can do.

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    That might be a carpenter bee. Pretty harmless.
    You’re right. They are harmless when skipping through a garden with a camera taking pictures. However if you’re a property owner they can be destructive.

    Two little stories and the reason why I stated “crush it”.

    The first,..

    Last time I was in Florida I was working on a garden on the east side of a home. I noticed a lot of these carpenter bees. They tend to nest on the east side of a home. I looked them up and found out they were hard to kill, but traps could be built to catch them. I built 6 simple traps and had them up within 2 hours.

    Then I left the property for about 3 weeks. When we got back I had caught about 20 something bees. It wasn’t enough so I got a net and went after them. When I was done I had collected over 70 bees (over a period of time), then patched up their damage and painted over the patches.




    Second story,…

    On the north side of the property there was an old (old, old) wooden barn that was leaning. The structure was unsafe so it had to come down.

    The guys who removed the barn brought two 30 yard containers out to haul the debris away. I wasn’t there when they loaded the barn into the container (in pieces) but the manager was and he told me there was a cloud over both containers when they were leaving. Those clouds were carpenter bees.

    Those bees can do some damage and why I said to crush the bee. Some property owner nearby will thank you.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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