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    What snake?

    This made me jump. I stopped cutting the grass to adjust the mower cut. I bent down and this was halfway up/down a 1.8m concrete wall adjacent to my head. I never knew snakes could climb smooth walls. Obviously a tree snake due to it's ability. Anyone know which tree snake?




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    Looks like a Golden Tree Snake to me

    http://www.thailandsnakes.com/venomo...ery-dangerous/
    Last edited by boloa; 29-05-2015 at 01:16 PM. Reason: link added

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    ^Yup. One of the most common, and a great climber.

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    Photos of things you will never see nidhogg doing:

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    I'm ok with the little not so venomous snakes but the big Cobras scare the shite clean out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Photos of things you will never see nidhogg doing:
    Trying to get the thing to smile for the camera was a nightmare.

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    I was on a dirt road near the Cambodian border, riding my '58 Triumph, when I ran over a HUGE cobra. It spanned the road, and was like hitting a speed bump. I never knew I could get my legs that high over my head.....And, managed not to dump the bike!

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    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.

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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.
    Sometimes that's the best way go. The first time I ever encountered a snake in Thailand it was basking on the step of the pharmacy I trying to get into, so me being greener than green started stamping on the step to shoo it away, mistake, the thing came after me chasing me up he road, that got my pulse up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    I come from the "cut the bloody thing in half - then find out what sort of snake it was" school of herpetology.
    poor thing, look at the wee thing. Couldn't harm a fly. (so to speak)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    I come from the "cut the bloody thing in half - then find out what sort of snake it was" school of herpetology.
    I agree. Decapitate first, ask questions later.

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    I came close to a cobra at Ban Khok Sa-Nga in August. The latest trick is to throw the snake in the direction of a farang who is sitting in the front row. The first time it was done to me I realised that the snake did not want to fall out of the boxing ring and it recoiled. I watched carefully at the second throw and the cobra's head was about five feet away from me. There wasn't a third time as I retreated to a higher tier, further away, much to the amusement of cheering school kids.

    So, you can look forward to a farang having a four metre cobra in his lap one day as the guy puts too much oomph into the throw.

    You have been warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    I came close to a cobra at Ban Khok Sa-Nga in August.
    My Isaan dwellings is in the middle of a fucking Indochinese Spitting Cobra stronghold. Messing my underpants became commonplace.

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    No need to kill a snake. They're more scared of you than you are of them and they'll soon scoot away. The small ones are hard to catch as they're shit off a shovel. I catch them when they come in the garden and then I show and teach my kids as to their beauty before releasing them away from the garden area.
    I'd rather handle a poisonous snake here in Thailand before I'd do a 'Bungy Jump'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I'd rather handle a poisonous snake here in Thailand before I'd do a 'Bungy Jump'.
    There is an Australian ex-fireman on this forum who cuddles cobras as he bungee jumps and that is still not "edgy" enough for him.

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    Had one jump over my shoulder into a Longgan tree once as I was crouching photographing it. Spotted myself pretty good.

    Another time there was one at our entry door and I threw a shoe at it to get to go away. It bit the shoe several times and then jumped up on the shoe rack biting it as well. You do not want to scare a Golden Tree Snake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    They're more scared of you than you are of them

    Ain't never yet seen a snake shit himself when he sees me.....

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    Aren't some snakes found in Thailand sometimes unpredictably aggressive ?

    Australian Taipans are, and I think also the Eastern brown snake. As are some African ones.

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    The golden Tree Snake can fly as well from tree to tree...has fangs in the back of his mouth and likes to eat birds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Aren't some snakes found in Thailand sometimes unpredictably aggressive ?

    Australian Taipans are, and I think also the Eastern brown snake. As are some African ones.


    Any of the Pit Vipers will chase and bite you just for the fun of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Any of the Pit Vipers will chase and bite you just for the fun of it..
    Confirmed on soi 33 in Bangkok....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post
    The golden Tree Snake can fly as well from tree to tree...has fangs in the back of his mouth and likes to eat birds...
    You are right there as I've seen photos of them with birds in their mouth.

    Living next to the rice field for five years, we saw plenty of snakes, but the only one that was aggressive was a keelback I ran into in a small ditch. I had seen him in our pond a few times and he was elusive there, but the water in the ditch was shallow so he came right at me and chased me a ways down the berm between the rice paddies. Did not like that one bit.

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    Nor would I trailazer...hope I don't run into any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Ain't never yet seen a snake shit himself when he sees me.....
    Go catch one and the first thing it will do is shit on you. I guarantee. And snake shit stinks. Happy hunting.

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    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.
    Mind, there are smaller snakes that should be taken with greater caution - extremely venomous.

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