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    Fcuking big snake in my hotel!

    So I'm sitting in my hotel reception area this afternoon, minding my own business when I sense a movement out of the corner of my eye. I look around and see the tail of 'something' disappearing under the cold drinks display fridge.

    Was it a large Tookay or maybe a rat? I peer round and FCUK! - it is a very big snake, about 2 metres in length and thick as my forearm.

    It's not a cobra, but spotted black and white, and moving rather fast in our restaurant area. (Breakfast was finished, so there was no way it was going to get bacon, eggs and 2 slices of toast).

    My BiL said that it was not deadly, but would probably lame you for life if it bit your leg. In Thai it is called Ngu Sa Tang Maprao - coconut snake (soemtimes called rat snake) in English

    So we tackled it with 2 metre-long plastic pipes, encouraging it to vacate it's new lodgings under the reception counter.

    This was a powerful snake, creating a loud thwacking noise as it thrashed it's body/tail against the wall.

    Of course, in the middle of this rumpus, our hotel guests exited their room to take a quiet walk outside, but ran back inside after I politely asked them to wait a minute or 2 since there was a large snake in reception...

    Finally, I persuaded the snake to leave and it disappeared into the storm drain opposite our hotel.

    But it hissed at me as it went, as if to say I'LL BE BACK!

    Sorry, no photos, we were too busy trying to keep out of biting range

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    Photos!

    Did it look like this:



    You may want to invite Terry57 the snakeman down for a few free days holiday, he'll sort out any snakes that are around; just ask him about the 10m King Cobra he dealt with in KPG, he might even send you a pic if you ask him nicely...

    General info (if this is indeed the one): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopelea_ornata Always good to increase your knowledge of snakes and stuff here, never know when one may pop in for a visit!
    How do I post these pictures???

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    We had a gnu singh (which I thought was a ratsnake but I could be wrong) in the house the other day. Only a little thing but it scared the fuck out of me. Had to get some of the local lads to sort it out - I think it ended up as dtom sairp.

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    ^ poof...

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    Where the Miami on Sukumvit, or the Amanpuri on Phuket? Bet it scared the shit out of you though.

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    Seems to be a harmless copperheaded rat snake (after Googling a great site called thailandsnakes.com).

    This was in Phuket - bloody noisy day due to the PM visiting - helicopters buzzing overhead all the time - maybe the snake got pissed off by the noise and was seeking quieter surroundings (do snakes have ears??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ poof...
    100% screaming ladyboy when it comes to snakes, which is unfortunate because I seem to come across them quite often.

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    ^ I'm like that with the big spiders that come in (none since I got 2 cats...); then the missus picks them up and chases me around the house with it - thinks it's funny she does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    ^ I'm like that with the big spiders that come in (none since I got 2 cats...); then the missus picks them up and chases me around the house with it - thinks it's funny she does...
    She used to do that to me as well. But the kids are scared shitless as well, so she cant do that anymore.

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    ^ thats the only decent reason I've ever heard for having kids. Have a green.

    Pic of your snake please, Simon (Kwang likes that kind of thing...).

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    Pic of your snake please, Simon
    Oh sorry - let me just crawl into the storm drain with my camera - do you think I can tempt it with some toast?

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    ^ it doesn't have to be the actual one... We just wanna see what you saw.

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    Post a pic Simon!

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    Any phallic symbol will do Simon

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    This thread is getting better and better...

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    Well, it was something between this:




    and this:


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    ^ why are you shy to show us YOUR snake; after the incident with Somchai on a dirt track, it seemed you were comfortable showing strangers your snake...

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    I think Betty wanted a pic of your one eyed trouser snake Simon

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    ^ no, Betty did not! & how's your veruca, Kwang???

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    Why did you chase it off? Best thing for keeping rats away. Tolstoy's estate, Yasnaya Polyana, was famous for its snakes. His wife was allergic to cats, and snakes do a better job anyway.

    From "Framing Anna Karenina":
    The murder of Leo Tolstoy: A forensic investigation?By Elif Batuman (Harper's Magazine)
    Curled, or rather, coiled in the sunny patches in the Tolstoy house, protecting it from pestilential infestations, instead of the expected feline emblems of domesticity…[are] snakes…. The ancestors of these ophidian house pets were adopted by Tolstoy’s ailurophobic wife, Sophia Andreevna [Sonya], to rid the house of rodents.
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    I chased it off because it was moving at high speed through my hotel reception area and towards the guest rooms.... rampant snakes in hotels are charged extra

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    ^ you should've cut the fukers head off - then taken a photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I chased it off because it was moving at high speed through my hotel reception area and towards the guest rooms
    Maybe that's where the rats are; already et the ones at reception.

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    Buy a big male cat - will keep snakes and rats away; better still, get one from the local temple 'cause it'll be well trained and good with the guests.

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