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    ^ i have, which is why i recognise such fine example

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    You gotta greek's hand, Milord !

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    I was doing a bit of transplanting when the dogs starting running around the perimeter of the veggie garden fence barking...



    I discovered why... this lovely rat snake was watching me.



    I'm quite happy to live and let live with the snakes but the dogs will eventually catch and kill it... and we have a new jungle fowl chick in the chicken run that would make a nice snack... so it had to go.



    Unfortunately en-route to the garden wall the snake slipped out of the tongs and made it to the sanctuary of the pond. Fingers crossed for both the snake's and the chick's future.

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    I converted my spare room into a gym a while back and one day around 3 months back I noticed what appeared to be some Lacey female underwear that looked like it had been thrown up on top of the air con. I had a few friends on my radar who had stayed in there at some point but never got the investigation underway. The other day my mrs came in while I was working out and I asked her if those were her knicks on the unit.

    She freaked out and all of a sudden everything was my fault.

    What's in your garden?-a595ede0-2801-42b3-a0ac-7cbdd8a34366-jpg

    Have to admit, I’m a bit freaked out by it all too.

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    Upstairs room, door, windows and balcony kept closed at all times.

    How the hell did it get up there?

    Can snakes get in through the AC drain pipe?

    where is it now?

    What the actual fuck?
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    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Can snakes get in through the AC drain pipe?
    Too small bore pipe, I'd have thought. Maybe one of your visitors had the windows open?
    Unless there is food up there I'd have thought any self-respecting snake would wriggle off elsewhere. Do you have a dog inside the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Too small bore pipe, I'd have thought. Maybe one of your visitors had the windows open?
    Unless there is food up there I'd have thought any self-respecting snake would wriggle off elsewhere. Do you have a dog inside the house?
    Snakes can squeeze themselves through the smallest of spaces imaginable. However, if it is a spare room, with all windows closed, it could have entered from elsewhere in the house and slithered under the door frame (is there a gap?) and stayed there because the room was unused and remained warm.

    Either way, Dirk, you need to get a snake expert in and check what kind of snake that is from. If it's venomous, get yourself and the family out of there until the house has been checked over and it found or the house given the all clear.
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    I'm pretty sure he must've came in through the AC as I can't see any other way he could have gotten onto the unit to shed his skin.

    Anyway it was about 6 months ago and no smell of death so pretty sure he fucked off in search of food.

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    I have found it amazing how a snake can just disappear. Even quite a large snake can be hard to find in the garden, even when you know exactly where it went.

    But anyway, the rat snake I rescued (a few pictures up) sadly outstayed its welcome. I try to remove the snakes to keep them safe from the dogs but if they refuse to leave, what can you do? Yogi was the guilty party.


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    No King Cobra or anything ,
    but This little guy has taken residence in a nook by the waterfall , and has made it his year round home.
    See f you can find him.
    How do I know it's a he? Nooo, I did not look, he just looks like a he.
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    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    I have always lusted after and coveted my neighbour's pine tree which you can see directly above the arse end of Fijian Hindu lady's doglet

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    It is a Cupressus cashmeriana - Kashmir Cypress

    This is what they look like when they are small

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    And when they are big

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    My neighbours one looks even better than either of these. Beautiful weeping pines in a kind of blueish green. I have got a pic of his somewhere but I can't find it.

    Anyway, so I gets myself a packet of 30 seeds off t'internet and hey jingo... 8 of them have germinated into seedlings after an 8 week cold stratification in the fridge and 1 week in seedling trays

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    One has earned a Kilkenny after a hard day's seedlinging

    In about 20 years I may be able to boast a monster of my neighbour's calibre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I have always lusted after and coveted my neighbour's pine tree
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    In about 20 years I may be able to boast a monster of my neighbour's calibre
    I brought one home from a bike rally in Norway 15-20 years ago.

    Fitted in to a Coke bottle and it felt at home here.

    Going up by about a meter each year, it has to go now.

    Sadly.


    I'll burn it

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Going up by about a meter each year
    Would be interested to see that

    This arvo I had notched up my 10th seedling

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    And then by evensong an 11th had sprouted

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    That is currently a 36.66(recurring)% success yield from a $6 inc postage seed investment

    So I celebrated my flora fecundity with an aussie/jocko frothy face-off

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    One Brown shrike this morning. Not a rare bird in Thailand over winter but the first one here. The very rich chestnut brow suggests it might not be the most common type, but I don't have others with which to compare it. There is a picture, or a picture with a few pixels that look like a blob, that I'll not bother posting. I am hoping it will stay around for some better photo ops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    One Brown shrike this morning. Not a rare bird in Thailand over winter but the first one here. The very rich chestnut brow suggests it might not be the most common type, but I don't have others with which to compare it. There is a picture, or a picture with a few pixels that look like a blob, that I'll not bother posting. I am hoping it will stay around for some better photo ops.
    Interesting coincidence. I saw a brown shrike a couple of days ago, the first time I have seen one at home, and I also have some shitty photos that I won't bother posting.

    Good luck with your next photo op. From my experience brown shrikes do tend to stay in the same area and even perch on the same posts, fences, stumps or low plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Good luck with your next photo op. From my experience brown shrikes do tend to stay in the same area and even perch on the same posts, fences, stumps or low plants.
    It found a high perch with a clear view over the garden where there is probably plenty of food for it. The challenge is that it is exposed there so I am unlikely to get within 30m. Also I have no idea if it is here for the winter or only passing through on its way further south.

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    I don't know about your specimen, but I see brown shrikes all year round in Thailand, but your specimen with its rich chestnut brow (did you mean to type "brow" ?) might have come from elsewhere. Still, I'd put money on it hanging around your place for a while. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    (did you mean to type "brow" ?)
    Yes, but if I'd stopped to think about what I was typing I guess crown and nape would have been better. What with the brow being white.

    It hasn't yet returned. In fact the garden is very quiet at the moment. Even the sparrows and the mynah birds seem to have wandered off. Just an occasional fantail. There are some swallows and an occasional swift down the lane, here for winter, while the pond herons we used to see in numbers every morning around the rice fields have also gone elsewhere now that the fields are bone dry. There are many small ponds around but they are steep sided and a bit deep for herons. The other thing missing is the cattle egret. The cows and buffaloes are still around, where we were used to seeing one or two dozen egrets every morning I haven't seen even one this past week.

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    The bees have made a Santa's beard smiley-face bee-hive to welcome the new year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    The bees
    By a strange coincidence I found this on the ground this morning. Never seen one in the garden before. I guess fallen from a high tree. No honey, sadly. The bees must be very small.

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    I had a walk around the veggie plot tonight and saw this.

    God knows how the gardener hadn't noticed it all day but I've learnt not to dwell on such things. To me this looked like it belonged to quite a big snake, not our usual golden tree snake that lives in the pomelo tree.



    Well over a metre long and that's without the head end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    God knows how the gardener hadn't noticed it all day
    he put it there

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    This morning I was doing my daily 'dog turd flinging over the wall' duties when I nearly stepped on this guy on our 'lawn'.



    I believe it was a baby tookay. I held on to him a bit too long and he became quite angry...



    And soon latched himself onto my thumb.


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    A crate of empty bottles from the hols, 6 cats , a menagerie of local critters and a hot woman in every sense, who can bask for more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I believe it was a baby tookay
    That it is Mendy. Enjoy that latch on as a young'en. When those bastards get big they can put a hurt on you even with good leather work gloves.

    I have come across a few 15" long ones. I grabbed one one day with my glove figuring no problem and while it didn't draw blood, it sure put a nice hurt on my index finger until I off'd the fkr. My FIL always eliminates them when he comes across them as he says they are mean, lay alot of eggs and can create problems.

    A long time back when I was living in BKK one day I saw one between some walls at my condo. The thing was HUGE. Honestly probably 20" long and at least a couple of pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    e fkr. My FIL always eliminates them when he comes across them as he says they are mean, lay alot of eggs and can create problems.
    Are they mean ?

    Not being chinese, I'd never kill them

    They do take care of a lot of creep

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