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    Kiss of Death

    This guy lived not far from my home....Silly Bugger! (Some good photos with the link.)


    Kiss of death

    Snake man killed by his cobra

    A SNAKE breeder has been killed by a bite from one of his king cobras - days after he boasted they would not harm him.
    Luke Yeomans, 45, had a heart attack in Nottinghamshire after the bite from the deadly reptile injected venom into his bloodstream.

    Dad Luke, who was planning to open his king cobra sanctuary of 24 snakes to the public this weekend, had insisted he was perfectly safe handling them.

    He posed for a picture while kissing a cobra on the back of the head - despite their fearsome reputation as one of the most dangerous snake breeds.

    Luke said: "They know that I provide them with fresh food and water and so they are not going to go out of their way to do harm to me when I do no harm to them whatsoever.

    "People do say that I am mad. I think everything I am doing is good. I am maintaining this breeding colony of king cobras as a safety net - to protect the species from possible extinction."

    Luke, whose daughter helped him at the sanctuary, had bred the endangered Asian king cobras in Eastwood for 30 years. He was known locally as the Steve Irwin of Eastwood after the Australian TV animal adventurer who was killed by a stingray.

    A friend said: "Luke had maybe got a bit cavalier and believed he was invincible to snakes. He handled them without fear and it cost him his life."

    Paramedics found Luke's body at the sanctuary, which was behind his home. Police said the killer snake had been contained and the public were in no danger. A neighbour said: "It's a complete shock. Luke was famous round here for his snakes.

    "He'd kept them since a boy and had so much experience handling them. He'd think nothing of picking them up and wrapping them around him.

    "It's such a tragedy. He dedicated his life to king cobras and said they would never become extinct as long as his sanctuary lived on." Luke had been bitten by a cobra in the past but had luckily got to hospital before the venom took full effect.

    He told an interviewer: "When I got out of my car, I lost my legs and just went. Luckily, there were two nurses waiting for me with a bed."

    Luke had 20 adult and four juvenile snakes. He planned to breed 100 more.

    The king cobra is the longest of all venomous snakes. A single bite is poisonous enough to kill an elephant.



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    The mans an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    in Nottinghamshire
    Wow I thought you were gonna say Isaan
    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    He was known locally as the Steve Irwin of Eastwood
    He was doomed then. Now if he was known as Somtamslap
    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    Luke said: "They know that I provide them with fresh food and water and so they are not going to go out of their way to do harm to me
    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    Luke had been bitten by a cobra in the past

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    With animals as dangerous as this it always tends to be a case of "not if , but when" . Silly man .

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    Maybe caught him playin with the one-eyed vomiting trouser snake , and thought it was being two timed

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    The man was an idiot.

    Fixed it for ya.

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    so he fed them and thought they were his friends,

    a monkey and a scorpion were standing by a river,
    take me to the other side on your back said the scorpion,
    no,you will sting me and i will drown, the monkey said,
    so would i said the scorpion,
    so they set off , monkey safe in the knowledge the scorpion did not want to drown.
    half way over and the scorpion delivers his sting,
    for fucksake why? said the monkey,

    ime a scorpion said the scorpion.

    R i P luke, i hope someone will take good care of your snakes. should never trust an animal that can kill with a bite.
    life is what happens to us while we are making other plans

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    Dead Man:
    Luke said: "They know that I provide them with fresh food and water and so they are not going to go out of their way to do harm to me when I do no harm to them whatsoever.
    Snakes are reptiles. Look at the size of their brain.

    Snakes don't think like that.

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    Cobras hate it when you kiss the back of their heads. Makes them look soft in front of their mates..

    He should have expected some reaction.

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    I am amazed that the fool didn't have any antivenin on site and with so many visitors planned, even for his own good.

    I notice in the pictures that he wears thick gloves so he didn't trust them 100%.

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    The thing that always amazes me when a wild "pet" kills its owner is the degree of disrespect for the nature of the animal shown by people who purport to love them. A king cobra that tolerates being kissed on the head has lost something essential, as has a tiger that puts up with fondled by tourists or walked on a lead by a monk. If people love the majesty of charismatic wild animals and are thrilled by the sense of awe they inspire (owing at least in part to their potential for danger and independence of human control), why do they seem to want so badly to see their wildness taken away? I've often wondered if this impulse, like the nearly universal to impulse to feed wild animals, isn't indicative of some ingrained human desire to tame and domesticate animals, which ability humans have is, as Jared Diamond has noted, one of the reasons our species has been so successful.

    By the way, I met this guy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Haast and saw him handle a great variety of venomous snakes. He respected them and truly cared for them. He died last year, age 100.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    "People do say that I am mad.
    Maybe they've been proved right?

    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    I think everything I am doing is good.
    Obviously fucked up somewhere along the way! Maybe not having anti venom medication on hand might have been one mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    I am maintaining this breeding colony of king cobras as a safety net - to protect the species from possible extinction."
    Best thing for this lot and the rest is to turm them into belts and boots quick!

    Just one question why do the authorities allow idiots like this to keep not just potentially dangerous but lethal reptiles at home?

    If this wanker had been keeping Pit Bulls and he'd been killed by one of them there would have been a public outcry. No sympathy here I'm afraid....played with fire and got burned!

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    ^^Thailand has "Pit Vipers" apparently..? Probably owned by the type of people who wouldn't normally keep snakes.

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    An idiot indeed. A reptile loves him because he gives it food and water - oh, ok.

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    Cobra being cross-examined- ''Of course I did it in cold blood, you idiot! I'm a reptile.'' From a Far Side cartoon (crocodile in the cartoon) that appears to have been expunged from free access on the Internets.

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    Good one, Like!

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    we get them in the garden here in Minburi
    worse than the plague
    Warning: AVOID!

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    Lots of ways to die. This is a real stupid way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    He planned to breed 100 more.
    Every cloud an all that.

    I wonder if he taught them to sit, heel, roll over and fetch too..

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    ^They fetched (maybe even felched) his ass for him, and handed it back, it seems...

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