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    The Hunt Is On!!!!!!!

    Heard one of the dogs going crazy a while ago so went out to investigate. He was down at a vacant lot across the street. I got there just in time to spot a BIG cobra slithering off into the weeds. The guys are out there now. They started burning off the lot on one end, and have formed a beater line on the other end (all, of course, wearing flip flops). We shall see. If we get him, will try to post a photo. Too close to home - I have pythons around, but haven't seen a cobra for a few years.

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    How will they cook it?

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    ^Don't know. They cook up all the pythons, but don't recall them chowing down on cobra. Let ya know if we get him (them).

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    In Hong Kong I lived on an Island, and one day coming back from walking the dogs, an fecking huge meter long cobra was on my steps rearing up as the labrador wandered towards it wondering what it was. i whistled to my neighbour, 80 yr old bloke, who flipped it with a stick into a bag and promtly took it to Shueng Wan market to sell to a restaurant. he got 10k HKD apparently, because he had kept it alive.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    The last one i saw scared the fuk out of me , we were driving along an access track on an exploration site in Laos , me with the window down and my arm out the passenger window, my mate stopped to look at something on the map but stopped right next to a huge bloody cobra, i just about jumped in his lap thought the fucker was going to come through the window, A car full of Lao,s behind us saw what happened and were of running through the bush to catch it, Get good money for em in town from the vietnamese who want the meat and the blood for giving em a johnstone apparently

    Fuckin hate snakes

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    I almost got killed by one just outside of Aranyaprathet in 1988. I was driving on a red dirt road near the Cambodian border on my trusty 1958 Triumph Tiger T-110. I was clipping right along when I saw something glistening in the sunlight up ahead. I slowed a bit, as I thought it was a slight dip in the road that had standing water in it. Just before I got there, I realized that it was a huge Cobra, spanning the entire road. Between running over this monster, and trying to get my feet over my head, I came very close to losing the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    If we get him will try to post a photo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Let ya know if we get him (them).
    "we"?

    errr.....you're inside posting on a internet forum.

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    ^Sorry - they. I intend to stay here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Fuckin hate snakes
    +1

    It's strange I saw more snakes when living in Bangkok than now I'm out in the sticks.
    They were not uncommon when living in the Bangkok moo baan. One in particular I will never forget bloody hell was it long, slithered along the whole property by the side of the house about a foot away from the side door.

    I always kept the door closed after that. I was also told that should the snake have come inside the house not to kill it. No problem I replied as I would be setting an Olympic qualifying time running the opposite way.

    The only one I have seen up country received as big a shock as I did when I opened the front door one morning. Again quite long it looked as though it was taking a nap in the shade on the porch when I cam along.

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    Near our front porch we have a caged Myna Bird. Last week it started making unusual screeching sounds that Borey figured to be alarms of some type. As he goes out to investigate, a meter long snake drops off a fence right at Borey's feet and flees into the weeds (the snake, not Borey). After changing his shorts, Borey determines that it was a Copperheaded Rat Snake, a non-poisonous species. Borey is roundly ridiculed for not providing that nights supper.

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    Borey is alive to Tell the tale though
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    I had a 8-10 footer (Cobra) in my backyard yesterday. He was hauling ass along the wall with the dogs in hot pursuit until he came to where I happened to be working with a shovel.

    Mr. Cobra was summarily dispatched and given the heave-ho into my neighbors rice field.
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    A Deplorable Bitter Clinger

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    Not only in the Field, we get them around the office and in the shitter a couple of times, Traumatised one of our office girls completely

    This one was out the front of our office



    Someone phoned our Enviro department to come and get it , usually they just catch them and release em somewhere else , this time he just whacked the fucker with a stick, Good idea i reckon


    HORRIBLE FUCKERS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    How will they cook it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    They started burning off the lot
    easy cook

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    Why do people want to kill Cobra's on sight?. They are not aggressive snakes and just want to hang out and eat frogs and rodents. The won't harm you if you just leave them alone.

    I was walking across the soi with a bag of garbage early one morning a few years ago when I noticed something moving along the fence beside the garbage bin. When I got a bit closed the thing raised it's head to take a look at me, and I found myself staring down a gigantic fucking Cobra.

    I just stopped and looked at it without moving, and it did the same to me....then it just glided off and went about it's business after exchanging a few pleasant nods. Nice snake by all accounts...and much more civil and polite that most of the farangs I come across.
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Bugger the hunt! Crank the bike up and drive very fucking fast in the opposite direction..

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    I had a small one in my yard right inside a moo baan. First one I ever saw here and I lived on 10 Rai in the bush for 7 years. It was only half a metre long and noticed it because my cat was just sitting there staring at it. I wondered what was up and saw it, fully reared up and flared not a metre from my hypnotised cat.

    Luckily, I was standing next to the shoe rack and it took me 8 various forms of footwear thrown before I hit and killed it.

    It was a crap effort but I did once hit a snake about 5 metres away with a slingshot on the first go and killed it.
    Fahn Cahn's

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    Well, no luck. They did burn off the lot before it started pouring rain, and found a shed snakeskin on a pile of broken concrete pieces in a corner of the lot. These have now been removed. Will have the guys keep a watch on the lot for a few days.

    Koman: We kill cobras because they are poisonous, and I don't want one killing one of my dogs - if one is stupid enough to mess with it. There are also quite a few kids around here. Snakes other than cobras, usually pythons, are relocated if found by me - eaten if found by others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    a BIG cobra slithering off into the weeds
    I presume you have King Cobras there too? How big was BIG in this instance?

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    Hmm, I wonder what snake BBQ tastes like

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    ^^Guessing 2/3 meters; big around as my forearm. Couldn't see all of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    ^^Guessing 2/3 meters; big around as my forearm.
    Sounds like a King. Also sounds like a bastard.

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    Mr Slap. Are you over-reacting again? Just buy yerself a cat, and everything will be Rosey.

    Which forearm, Davis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Mr Slap. Are you over-reacting again?
    No such thing as an over reaction when it comes to demon serpents from hell - and yes, that's all of them. Every single snake on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Well, no luck. They did burn off the lot before it started pouring rain, and found a shed snakeskin on a pile of broken concrete pieces in a corner of the lot. These have now been removed. Will have the guys keep a watch on the lot for a few days.

    Koman: We kill cobras because they are poisonous, and I don't want one killing one of my dogs - if one is stupid enough to mess with it. There are also quite a few kids around here. Snakes other than cobras, usually pythons, are relocated if found by me - eaten if found by others.
    Understand about the threat to kids and dogs. It's a pity though. Cobra's have personality and character, so I always root for them as a rule. They will not strike unless they feel threatened and have no escape route.....unlike drunk Brits who want to fight with everybody and everything......Cobra's are much more agreeable.....

    As to taste and texture...I ate some snake in Malaya about a million years ago. Hard to describe a taste, but the flesh was not unlike firm chicken breast and quite pleasant to eat. Way better than McDonalds or KFC....

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