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    Dinner delivered

    So, the dogs found the snake hiding in my crash helmet. Snake did a runner/slither and got under the house, closely followed by the dogs, closely followed by Joy with a long length of bamboo.
    Snake was extracted and got bumped off.
    Half the snake will go to the dogs, the other half will be in tonight's somtam for supper.




    We always let our snakes dry out on the elephant.






    Remarkably the dogs didn't get blinded again. Maybe they're learning?
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    Maybe they didn't get blinded because it wasn't a spitting cobra. A spitting cobra causes temporary blindness, it's happened to my dogs before. That looks more like a rat snake.

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    I've no doubt you may well be right other than the fact that my wife, born and bred in this region, says she saw it rearing up and the dogs backing off. They've both been hit before and yes, the blinding effect of the venom does wear off, particularly if you douse the dogs eyes with Optrex or something similar.

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    Jeez, I thought you said you bumped off the snake, not hit it 100 times with a heavy sledge-hammer

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    Many snakes will rear up when they try to strike. I saw my dogs kill the cobra. When the cobra rears up it is easy to see the hood you expect to see on a cobra.

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    No sledge hammer mate, just 2 little Jack Russel Terriers doing their thing.
    I must point out at this point that if I wasn't laid up horizontally in my boudoir the snake would have lived and been returned to the bush.
    I like snakes, and, after 16 years out bush in the NT I strongly prefer "capture and release" to "chew the fuck out of the poor bastard".

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    I have an 8 year old daughter that plays in the yard. So I always let my dogs kill the snakes, then I go look on the internet to see if they are dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    I have an 8 year old daughter that plays in the yard. So I always let my dogs kill the snakes, then I go look on the internet to see if they are dangerous.
    Well, I guess that's as good a policy as any other.
    What type of dog do you have in the yard protecting your 8 year old?

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    Won't it taste a bit rubbery?
    I suppose it's been tenderised enough, did it taste like chicken?

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    LOL...something the your visitors will keep in mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Won't it taste a bit rubbery?
    I suppose it's been tenderised enough, did it taste like chicken?
    I've no fucking idea mate. I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.

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    Brave dogs...and a good tale/tail

    I wonder if Bruce (snakey's dog) can also kill snakes...

    I"he eaten snake meat as a kid. My dad brought it one day, and told us kids to eat - nothing else for dinner, just that and rice. I think it tasted like chicken. When we were done with dinner, he told us that it was a snake. 🐍

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Brave dogs...and a good tale/tail

    I wonder if Bruce (snakey's dog) can also kill snakes...

    I"he eaten snake meat as a kid. My dad brought it one day, and told us kids to eat - nothing else for dinner, just that and rice. I think it tasted like chicken. When we were done with dinner, he told us that it was a snake. 
    Yes, indeed.
    It doesn't taste bad.
    I've eaten various types in the NT and a couple of bits and pieces here.
    It's alright but it really depends on how it's prepared.
    In our village it's mostly chillied to all buggery so it'[s any bodies guess..

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    Since coming to Thailand I have adopted puppies off the street, so the breed is anybodys guess. They are very good at guarding your property, and very good snake killers. I have owned a lot of good dogs in my life, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Yellow Labs. I don't believe the breed is important, it is how the dog is raised. I trust these dogs 100%. My daughter has never been so much as scratched by these dogs. Dogs understand who is #1. In almost 13 years living here my gate is never locked. If somebody wanted to come in they would have to get passed these 3 dogs. Besides that nobody wants to kill me, I am a poor man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    Many snakes will rear up when they try to strike. I saw my dogs kill the cobra. When the cobra rears up it is easy to see the hood you expect to see on a cobra.
    Indeed. There's a snake in this vid (around the 4 minute mark) that not only rears up, it kinks it's neck to emulate a cobra's hood. Perhaps the kink is for extra striking spring, but the markings on the kink do make it look somewhat cobra-like. There is a clearer version of this vid, but I can't find it.


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    the smaller girl in that vid, is one hell of a character, id enjoy a country walk with her. old beyond her years.
    great vid cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Brave dogs...and a good tale/tail

    I wonder if Bruce (snakey's dog) can also kill snakes...

    I"he eaten snake meat as a kid. My dad brought it one day, and told us kids to eat - nothing else for dinner, just that and rice. I think it tasted like chicken. When we were done with dinner, he told us that it was a snake. 
    Did you like it before you knew what it was?

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    ^^ Yes, great video. She seems very experienced and skilful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    She seems very experienced and skilful.
    Did you see her smell and taste the soil before continuing digging? Knows her stuff.

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    Looks like a Brown Rat Snake. Have a few around our place too. Harmless to humans, and dogs usually.

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    Amazing video. Definitely the bravest little girls I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Won't it taste a bit rubbery?
    Grad you rike it sir

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