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    Yes this is true many of the smaller snakes have some of the most deadly venoms but it's the bigguns that scare me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    I'm ok with the little not so venomous snakes but the big Cobras scare the shite clean out of me.
    I come from the "cut the bloody thing in half - then find out what sort of snake it was" school of herpetology.
    I graduated with honours at the run like fuck school of herpetology

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    I'm ok with the little not so venomous snakes but the big Cobras scare the shite clean out of me.
    I come from the "cut the bloody thing in half - then find out what sort of snake it was" school of herpetology.
    Most intelligent....

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    ^ Jeff, set yourself a target. Try to go one day without posting like a vapid tosser.

    Just one day. Try it.

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    Snake in OP very common. Even highlighted in TD.

    TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum Thai Snakes

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    Anyone know which tree snake?
    Yeah, that's Brian.

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    Not so long ago I was sitting outside my front door having a ciggie when I felt something touch the outside of my foot. I looked down and saw a 20ft king cobra.

    Actually, it was only about 5 inches but I add a few inches each time I tell this story.
    So I got a nearby flip-flop and whacked it as it was wriggling around on the same spot. I think it seemed to have a problem moving on the glazed floor tiles as it didn't seem able to slither.

    Whacking it did no good so I put my hand in the flip-flop and tried to squish it. The little bugger felt like it was made of solid rubber. It reminded me of those toy rubber snakes that kids buy to frighten their friends with. Or, angry husbands place under their wife's nightdress while she's sleeping with her 'supposed' headache.

    Anyway, I eventually had to get a metal tube and bash it's head in. I didn't like killing it but I saw a document once that said that young snakes are just as venomous as adult ones. Or, maybe it was scorpions, I couldn't remember at the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    Anyway, I eventually had to get a metal tube and bash it's head in. I didn't like killing it but I saw a document once that said that young snakes are just as venomous as adult ones. Or, maybe it was scorpions, I couldn't remember at the time.


    Baby snakes have less ability to control/conserve how much venom they inject as opposed to adults.

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    This has been a bit of a mystery to me...

    Near 30th floor, in condo, I walk to kitchen from bedroom and there is a snake.

    Poor fellow was more scared than me I think and quickly went to direction of living room where the balcony is, hiding behind the furniture. I didn't have any camera ready but I would say it was middle-sized, thin but quite long, and dark-grey in colour (if my memory serves right, as I had just woken up).

    How does a snake get to 30th floor? With no cables or such,

    Anyway, no harm done either way.

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    ^
    The same way you got up it used the lift ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
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    The same way you got up it used the lift ,
    That's how I explained it... but it disappeared going to direction of living room balcony, and the hall and lift are in different direction. Stress reaction, hide, return? But it was - seemed too big - to go under the door But I guess snakes can get quite thin when required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    But I guess snakes can get quite thin when required.
    Especially when they are sliced for soup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Baby snakes have less ability to control/conserve how much venom they inject as opposed to adults.
    Chances are that being you ain't food then the first strike will be 'dry bite'. A snake won't waste venom if it can help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Chances are that being you ain't food then the first strike will be 'dry bite'. A snake won't waste venom if it can help it.
    Some snakes are very discerning. Others don't give a flying feck. Be lucky !

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    I'd imagine a baby snake is more likely to invenomate every time it bites as its ability to beat a speedy retreat isn't fully developed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky
    I'd imagine a baby snake is more likely to invenomate every time it bites as its ability to beat a speedy retreat isn't fully developed
    IMO the smaller the snake the faster it is.

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    Ive seen baby Cobras in the road trying to get away from a hungry Somchai and they weren't nearly as quick as the 3 footer that chased me in Samui, Somchai ate well that evening. That's as far as my knowledge on baby snakes goes.

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    what are peoples experiences of the best snake deterrents ?

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    Because they don't take well to cuddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    Ive seen baby Cobras in the road trying to get away from a hungry Somchai and they weren't nearly as quick as the 3 footer that chased me in Samui, Somchai ate well that evening. That's as far as my knowledge on baby snakes goes.
    Not Somchai that the newborns have to be concerned with, but the chooks [and other assorted birds] are always quick to pick up on the new young ones slithering through -

    They love 'em! And are quick to detach their lives.

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    A bird got to eat I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt
    what are peoples experiences of the best snake deterrents ?
    As far as I'm aware there is non. I don't deter and just remove any snakes that come into our garden area. Just use a long stick and guide the snake to an exit point and it will gladly leave.
    As to people who claim a snake chased them could well be down to you and the snake becoming confused as to which direction you choose to escape in. A bit like 2 people in a corridor who try to avoid each other but end up colliding. Sod's Law.

    1) Angry Snakes Chase People Who Get Too Close

    This myth is actually a half-truth exacerbated by frightened folk who had the misfortune of startling a sleeping or otherwise unaware snake while out for an afternoon walk through the woods. Typically, when someone happens upon a snake in the wild, both the person and the snake are caught off-guard, so both slip into a state of panic at the same time. Fearing the snake to be life-threatening (it is insignificant to the myth whether the snake actually is), this person might experience weak knees and a faster pulse. Often the quickest escape route is instantly chosen.
    Like the frightened person, the snake also has a sudden and powerful drive to flee, and it picks the quickest escape route. Sometimes that avenue of escape is the same for both the human and the reptile. Each zigs or zags in unison, which gives the illusion that the snake slithers or darts in pursuit of the person. A similar phenomenon occurs daily in tight office corridors around the world. People going opposing directions are not trying to block another’s passage down the hallway. Each just goes for the same path at the same time.
    http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Rept...ths-And-Facts/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I don't deter and just remove any snakes that come into our garden area.
    I remove poisonous ones but leave others alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I don't deter and just remove any snakes that come into our garden area.
    I remove poisonous ones but leave others alone.
    If I don't remove all my bloody dogs won't stop barking.

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    Seems I finally got rid of all the baby cobras (at least 20 of the buggers).

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