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    Snake repllent

    My greatest fear when visiting Asia is snakes, not helped by being just missed by a Burmese Krait on a visit to Bagan. I was sent this recipe for snake repellent , maybe its of use to you chaps that live in Asia.

    120 ml Oil of Cloves
    20 ml Eucalyptus oil
    20 ml Tea tree Oil
    20 ml Lavender Oil
    20 ml Sandalwood Oil
    Dilute to one litre of water, respray every month.

    It comes from Allan Burnett at Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia. Good friend of mine me tells it keeps them out of his yard.

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    In a place where tropical torrents and floods are the norm you'll need a big supply.

    Plenty snakes around here, odd one in the garden,they come and go, my builders had one for lunch,I've eaten snake in China it's a bit chewy , loads in the forest, see the odd unlucky one spayed on the lanes,live and let live, it's drunks that are more dangerous,
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    120 ml Oil of Cloves
    20 ml Eucalyptus oil
    20 ml Tea tree Oil
    20 ml Lavender Oil
    20 ml Sandalwood Oil
    Dilute to one litre of water, respray every month.

    It comes from Allan Burnett at Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia. Good friend of mine me tells it keeps them out of his yard
    In any event it should be of help to any asthmatic snakes who suffer with stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    120 ml Oil of Cloves
    20 ml Eucalyptus oil
    20 ml Tea tree Oil
    20 ml Lavender Oil
    20 ml Sandalwood Oil
    Dilute to one litre of water, respray every month.

    It comes from Allan Burnett at Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia. Good friend of mine me tells it keeps them out of his yard
    In any event it should be of help to any asthmatic snakes who suffer with stress.
    They prefer Tiger Calm

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    Repellent and prevention: watch where you walk....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    My greatest fear when visiting Asia is snakes, not helped by being just missed by a Burmese Krait on a visit to Bagan. I was sent this recipe for snake repellent , maybe its of use to you chaps that live in Asia.

    120 ml Oil of Cloves
    20 ml Eucalyptus oil
    20 ml Tea tree Oil
    20 ml Lavender Oil
    20 ml Sandalwood Oil
    Dilute to one litre of water, respray every month.

    It comes from Allan Burnett at Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia. Good friend of mine me tells it keeps them out of his yard.
    With the greatest respect I have my doubts on this.
    I spent 10 years in the bush in the NT and king browns were common, now 10 years in LOS in the bush with cobras and the like.

    Walk softly, breathe deep. They're more afraid of you than you should pretend to be of them.

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    Mongoose piss.

    Works wonders, snakes instantly get pissed off and piss off away in a hurry.

    Sprinkle a little in a perimeter around where you are, snakes remember, and won't want to come back.

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    ^ Fook, mate...For a moment I thought you were recommending drinking a glass each day...

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    Where do you get the mongoose piss from, is it sold online.

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    You "pry it from their cold dead hands"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101
    Walk softly,
    On the contrary, walk with loud, thudding footsteps, so as to give them a chance to slither away. You don't want to surprise them.

    A few months ago I was standing at the edge of a large waste land at the end of the soi. Quietly contemplating nature, when I finished my smoke I went to turn around and saw a large snake had come out of the long grass and was loosely coiled not 40 cm from my right foot. It had not been there when I arrived. I jumped, it was startled, and beat a retreat back to the long grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    walk with loud, thudding footsteps, so as to give them a chance to slither away.
    True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    ^ Fook, mate...For a moment I thought you were recommending drinking a glass each day...
    Wew! What an idea!

    My skin's as smooth as a baby's bottom without resorting to sucking the golden nectar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Where do you get the mongoose piss from, is it sold online.
    Good idea for a new business angle....hmmm.

    What ya do is buy a mongoose or two, (they like company) and keep them in a decent sized cage with a gridded floor, allows their piss to run through into a tray beneath which you then empty into a glass jar.

    Only need to do that a few times to keep supplies going.

    The problem these days is that the Asian mongoose is a protected species, but Hill-tribe or Burmese don't worry about that.

    You could buy one at the Warorot Chiangmai market a few years ago
    So acquire one discreetly.

    They're quite easily trained, are very playful, and can be run on a leash off a long wire along a boundary wall. Two such set-ups for two mongooses, or they'll get tangled up.

    They'll eat, scorpions, spiders, lizards, geckos, any insects, birds eggs, chicks and even small birds....they also love any meat scraps, even bacon, but rarely eat snake after killing them.

    Careful when first handling them, they've got a nasty bite and their claws are sharp, so wear leather gauntlets as used by welders, to handle them until they get used to you.

    Let them free to roam around the garden before they get used to living the high life and have bonded with you, and they'll be gone. Generally though, once domesticated, they're as loyal as dogs, and love attention and playing games, just as dogs do.

    Failing all that, you could approach the local zoo,or safari park, as in Chiangmai and ask to buy some of their mongoose piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    walk with loud, thudding footsteps, so as to give them a chance to slither away.
    True.
    Snakes are more scared of you than you are of them!

    As you say, slap your feet on the ground as you walk through long grass, jungle, etc, and they'll feel the vibrations a long way off and will head the other way.

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    I spend a fair bit of time in the forests and very rarely see a snake they are certainly there for I have a friend who goes looking for them and he finds plenty, mostly at night.
    The ones I do see are usually dead on the roads, saw 3 last week they have been forced up from the river banks by the floods. We do have at least one Pit Viper in the garden but no problem.

    Very unlikely to get bitten by a snake and consider yourself lucky if you see one.

    Falling of balconies and road accidents, particularly on motorbikes, seem to be the most common causes of death among tourists, try to avoid them.

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    7 children die in motocy accidents per day in Thailand, = 2,500 or so children a year.

    Another 200 youths on motocys are killed per week here, 7,3000 a year.

    Snake bite deaths are around 8 < 30 per year.

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    I love mongoose, I was read the story by Ruggard Kiplings " Rikkie tikkie tarvie" as a kid. Don't think kids today get to read that mongoose story .

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding
    Falling of balconies and road accidents, particularly on motorbikes, seem to be the most common causes of death among tourists, try to avoid them.
    Who, the tourists?

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    ^ Yeah, they might fall on you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    120 ml Oil of Cloves
    20 ml Eucalyptus oil
    20 ml Tea tree Oil
    20 ml Lavender Oil
    20 ml Sandalwood Oil
    So basically you make yourself smell like a forest? Then when you spot a snake you wait until you're told 'Run, Forest, Run.'?

    Yeah sure. And the next time I swim in shark infested waters I'll cover myself in cod liver oil shall I?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    120 ml Oil of Cloves
    20 ml Eucalyptus oil
    20 ml Tea tree Oil
    20 ml Lavender Oil
    20 ml Sandalwood Oil
    So basically you make yourself smell like a forest? Then when you spot a snake you wait until you're told 'Run, Forest, Run.'?

    Yeah sure. And the next time I swim in shark infested waters I'll cover myself in cod liver oil shall I?

    Wish I had a green to give you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Where do you get the mongoose piss from, is it sold online.
    It's not "a thing". He's just extrapolating from using tiger urine to deter stray dogs and cats from your property. THAT is a thing though I don't know how effective.
    I seriously doubt snakes in Thailand would flinch at mongoose urine....for one thing, mongoose are not here for the snakes to have learnt to fear them, and for another, mongoose don't actively prey on snakes, but are capable of defending against them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    ^ Fook, mate...For a moment I thought you were recommending drinking a glass each day...

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    ^^
    Another point. Vaguely recall there being an island somewhere that was overrun with a particular species of snake, so a shit load of mongooses....erm, mongeese.....err...a mongoose and a load of others were released into the wild to combat them. But it turned out that the snakes were nocturnal and the mongoose was diurnal.

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