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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Absolutely beautiful creature.

    It is us who have invaded their habitat so do your best to leave him be and soon he will need another feed and disappear.
    Sound and reasonable, LT - per usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    How did you get the slipper mixed up with a great big fock off snake ?

    Barry, Any chance of you giving me a foot massage ?
    i'm still wondering why myself. i was really convinced it was a slipper, and why the fuck she had put it there. i was groggy with a slight chang over and it was still a bit dark. i thought it was the sole of the slipper i was prodding coz there was a slight 'give' to it.

    patsy, i have obviously called it monty

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    You thought it was some slippers

    Well it could still be?


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    monty wil NOT be ending up like them

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    Looks like a nice example of a Burmese python there. From the looks of its size, I think it is just a juvenile.

    Since I've kept pythons before, I have been tempted to take that up again here in Thailand. A couple of things holding me back though. In the case of a Burmese, it is the size this type of python can attain as an adult. Several meters long is a bit much to keep around the house, especially with a cat and small dog and even if the snake is caged. From what I have read, a Burmese can be less aggressive and apt to bite when compared to a reticulated python though.

    Attitudes here towards keeping snakes as pets seem different too. Back in my home country, it was not that unusual to keep non-venomous snakes as pets, although there still is a significant portion of the population that are horrified by the thought. In Thailand I think there is less acceptance of the practice. At least here, supplemental heating or humidification would probably not be required since this is their native environment.

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    What would you feed it? If the creature feels inclined to make its home your home then its a choice, its negotiable, but keeping them in cages/tanks as pets is rather stupid. What are you, running a zoo? Stick to fish in a pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Carrot View Post
    What would you feed it? If the creature feels inclined to make its home your home then its a choice, its negotiable, but keeping them in cages/tanks as pets is rather stupid. What are you, running a zoo? Stick to fish in a pond.
    We seem to have a glut of small children in the neighborhood, and the adults just keep on breeding...

    I don't have an official zoo yet, but we've got 3 dogs, a cat, a tokay gecko or two, and a few dozen house geckos already.

    I would probably not go out of my way to obtain a snake as a pet through purchase, but if one were found to be in distress, i.e. in danger of being killed or injured, I might be tempted to give it a safe haven. There is no shortage of cheap chicken here as we've got many farms in our area. There is also a thriving rat population.

    Again though, the size of the pythons found in Thailand make trying to keep one as a pet pretty much out of the question.

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    Good for you, sounds like fun.

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    OK Monty it is. Is it still there, i actually only come on this Forum to check up on the snake.

    And to see how many reds i have received from Gravey. What fun.

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    Well Patsy if you need a snake I have one. It is quite harmless unless it gets excited some.

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    I used to swim in the creeks in the mountains until the wife's cousin killed a four meter long python in their chicken coup. He said it was just a baby and that there are much bigger ones in the rivers and canals in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    I used to swim in the creeks in the mountains until the wife's cousin killed a four meter long python in their chicken coup. He said it was just a baby and that there are much bigger ones in the rivers and canals in the area.
    I would be much more worried about the venomous snakes here than the pythons.

    Mind you, being bitten by a good sized python is no fun. I have been bitten by a 3 meter python before, and although not extremely painful, it was quite colorful due to the amount of blood leaked. They have lots of needle-like teeth that create many puncture wounds.

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    I'd have shat myself and run like fuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Carrot
    What would you feed it?

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    So, how is Monty getting on? Has he eaten the dog yet, Bazza???

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    Sounds like the snake has Bazza in the Stockholm Syndrome.

    Stockholm syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I can understand the original misunderstanding Bazza. Early morn, half light, chang over, no brew yet. Easy mistake.

    If you get a ransom note for a million squid and hair force one I'd say, pay up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumocakewalk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    I used to swim in the creeks in the mountains until the wife's cousin killed a four meter long python in their chicken coup. He said it was just a baby and that there are much bigger ones in the rivers and canals in the area.
    I would be much more worried about the venomous snakes here than the pythons.

    Mind you, being bitten by a good sized python is no fun. I have been bitten by a 3 meter python before, and although not extremely painful, it was quite colorful due to the amount of blood leaked. They have lots of needle-like teeth that create many puncture wounds.
    Friend from Africa told me they take calves occasionally there. I could see a human not looking that much different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    Friend from Africa told me they take calves occasionally there. I could see a human not looking that much different.
    You certainly would not want to get too close to any large constrictor without taking adequate precautions. A large example would only have to squeeze and suffocate you to do the trick.

    From an incidence stand point, I believe death or injury from venomous snakes is much more likely than from a large python. My brother in law almost became the victim of a Russell's viper here about a year ago. He was bitten on his ankle by a juvenile example, and fortunately the envenomation was less than a lethal amount. As a result, he had to spend a week in the hospital recovering.

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    You could try holding a bag of ice up against the screen to get it to move out of the window. It's probably there because it's out of the wind and warmer than the surroundings.

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    Did you poke it with a stick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumocakewalk
    My brother in law almost became the victim of a Russell's viper here about a year ago. He was bitten on his ankle by a juvenile example, and fortunately the envenomation was less than a lethal amount. As a result, he had to spend a week in the hospital recovering.
    Has he started a paper round ?

    We've gotten used to animals having strange powers — like using sound to create 'vision,' seeing more colors than we do, and sensing polarized light or the magnetic field of the earth. But did you know that some animals have 'powers' over human physiology? The Russell's Pit Viper can use its venom to send you back through puberty.

    The Russell's Pit Viper spends its days crawling through Southeast Asia, eating small rodents, and giving people yet another reason to fear snakes. Not because they kill thousands of people every year. That's unpleasant, but we already knew that about most snake bites. No, this is a snake that screws with you even if you survive the bite. The mechanism of its particular brand of lasting torment lies in the effects of the bite itself. Often the bite destroys the kidneys, with kidney failure often claiming the lives of people who survive the initial bite, and hemorrhaging occurs throughout the body. 'Throughout the body' includes the pituitary gland.

    Although the pituitary gland is the star in puberty, it continues to play a supporting role throughout a person's life. Damage or sufficient amount of blood loss can cause the gland to cease production of necessary hormones. The extent of damage of any snakebite depends on several factors, including how fast an antivenin is applied, but Russell's Viper victims often have significant damage to the gland. In a study published in The Lancet, about twenty-nine percent of patients who recovered from Russell's Viper venom had signs of hypopituitarism or Sheehan's Syndrome. Both conditions have unremarkable symptoms, like a constant feeling of cold and an unusual amount of fatigue. What distinguishes them is a sort of reverse-puberty in adults. They lose their sex drive. They lose fertility. They lose their body hair, especially pubic hair. Men lose facial hair and muscles. Women lose curves as the condition causes them to lose weight. Some doctors even report loss of mental faculties as the condition progresses.

    Doctors have success in treating viper victims with replacement hormones, but that doesn't take away this odd, and entirely scientific power. In science fiction and fantasy fiction, people often run across creatures that can do crazy things like eating souls, mesmerizing minds, and animating dead bodies. It's strange to think that, across our own world, crawl creatures with the ability to send our bodies, in everything but height, back to childhood with a bite. If you read that in a science fiction story, would you ever believe it could happen?
    The snake whose bite can send you back through puberty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Has he started a paper round ?
    He seems to have been spared from permanent damage. They were able to get him to a hospital within about 30 minutes and they brought along the dead snake for identification of the type. Shortly after arrival he was given the antivenin. Quick administration of the antivenin is key to avoiding long term complications.

    The extent of the visible damage was a swollen ankle and foot that was black and blue from blood leakage into the muscle tissue. The two bite marks from the fangs were clearly visible on his ankle.

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    well the final update.. woke up this morning and went to check on monty and he/she decided to do a moonlight flit. so my thoughts are it was just relaxing and digesting some grub. i'm actually missing our little chin wags and i suppose i will just have to go back to talking to the missus.

    patsy the dog is fine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumocakewalk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer View Post
    Friend from Africa told me they take calves occasionally there. I could see a human not looking that much different.
    You certainly would not want to get too close to any large constrictor without taking adequate precautions. A large example would only have to squeeze and suffocate you to do the trick.

    From an incidence stand point, I believe death or injury from venomous snakes is much more likely than from a large python. My brother in law almost became the victim of a Russell's viper here about a year ago. He was bitten on his ankle by a juvenile example, and fortunately the envenomation was less than a lethal amount. As a result, he had to spend a week in the hospital recovering.
    I am sure you are right. The local villages talk of kids that have been killed by Yellow Banded Kraits that come in during the night into their beds on the floor. I've killed four up against the house over the last three years. Oddly enough, I never see a snake in the forest where I mountain bike a few times a week. Every snake I see is on or near concrete or pavement.

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