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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Bullshit - a normal person would have no problem outrunning a cobra - assuming of course, a cobra would be willing to pursue you - which is won't.
    Yes, bullshit. 18 would be more like it. No, he most likely won't chase you. He will probably want to get away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Longprong View Post
    The Cobra is a bit of a pussy really. Although he can move very quickly, about 80kph, he is no match for the world's deadliest snake the Inland Tiapan or Fierce Snake of Australia. This fella is 750 times more venomous than the Cobra. The cobra doesn't even rate in the top 10 deadly snakes.
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    The Inland Taipan is indeed an impressive snake, as is the Aussie Brown, but the King Cobra is no slouch- it is capable of delivering a huge amount of venom, and once fully grown it has virtually no natural enemies, including the mongoose, which is simply too small to kill one. The King is the only animal other than man capable of killing an adult elephant one-on-one. Also, Thailand does have a species of spitting cobra, which is about as nasty a customer as you could encounter. I've seen one in action, and "spraying cobra" would be a better description.

    The majority of snakes one encounters in Thailand are either non-venomous or only mildly so, like the rear-fanged vine snakes or some of the very common keelbacks. The most deadly snakes in Thailand, the kraits (land and sea) and coral snakes, will not bite in defense unless trod upon or handled roughly. The majority of snakes, even big ones like pythons, are timid and will flee people quickly when given that option, but the most aggressive and ill-tempered snake in Thailand, the Russell's viper, while rather small is very willing to bite. Their venom is quite potent, and I believe they cause more deaths than any other Asian snake. I've seen them on offer at Chatuchak, for reasons I can only speculate about. I believe the one that accounts for the most bites is the White-Lipped Pit Viper Snakes of Southeast Asia : White-lipped Pit Viper - Trimeresurus albobrabis ; I saw one at night next to a footpath near Huay Kwang station in Bangkok. These are ambush predators which lie in wait rather than attracting attention by moving around. They rely more on the heat-sensing pits around their mouths than eyesight, and tend to strike at any warm body in range, such as a rat or a sandal-clad foot. Like a copperhead, their bite is rarely fatal, but it must hurt like hell.

    Snakes are the most highly-evolved reptile, possessing a singular beauty. They are among the most effective predators of rats, which not only damage crops but through the diseases they both carry themselves and transmit through the fleas that infest them account for far more human death and misery than snakes. Asian people generally seem to understand this better than Europeans; while St. Patrick receives praise for banishing Ireland's snakes, one might like to ask him why he got rid of this clean and generally unobtrusive friend to man while leaving the rats behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Longprong View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Bullshit - a normal person would have no problem outrunning a cobra - assuming of course, a cobra would be willing to pursue you - which is won't.
    Yes, bullshit. 18 would be more like it. No, he most likely won't chase you. He will probably want to get away.
    Actually, more like 8 kph. The only snake that can close to 18 is the black mamba, which apparently, like the king cobra, is territorial when nesting and might chase a person.

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    I know a Irish bloke down the road whose name is Patrick. He swears he lives the life of a Saint. Maybe he could sort out the snakes issue for you Lars. No problems with more flooding and dekhead nieghbours as I don't think he's qualified yet in the parting of the heavens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr View Post
    My GF was screaming at me to run and get the plastic pellet toy air gun and shoot it, the neighbours wife was running around closing doors, and I was trying to find out where my docile imported 7 pedigree dog was, then I ran and got the gun but thought better of it, my GF again shouted at me to shoot it, but I said no where is my phone I want some pictures, I found my phone got the photos and then shoot at the snake with the plasticpellets, they cant penetrate snakeskin but bothered it enough to make it crawl back over the wall, I hope it has found a nice place where it can be undisturbed by us crazy humans, and humans dont get in its way.

    Probably planning an ambush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    ask him why he got rid of this clean and generally unobtrusive friend to man while leaving the rats behind.
    Dude, the Irish had to live somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post
    ask him why he got rid of this clean and generally unobtrusive friend to man while leaving the rats behind.
    Dude, the Irish had to live somewhere.
    Snap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    The Inland Taipan is indeed an impressive snake, as is the Aussie Brown
    Yes, for sure you are dead right there. The Western Taipan is the one that really worries me. I had a close encounter with one whilst opening a gate in Western Queeensland, a thousand kilometres from anywhere. Shit was trumps.

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