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- 14-Aug-12, 06:21 AM #46
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- Tweed Coast, NSW Australia
We grew up on a farm and my brother was forever grabbing this snake or that mainly just to freak out my parents, me, cousins, aunties and uncles... and yes many years ago (at least 30) he didn't know RBB's were poisonous either...
and I still don't really believe Copper heads are that bad because they're so pretty and he always had one or two....
Banana bunches often used to have little baby surprises in there, so when he was handing off would collect them and occasionally put one on the packing wheel to surprise our mother...lol... always good for a laugh - almost certain death for the poor snake...
His girlfriend was so freaked out about having a night tiger wrapped around her budgie cage, she was telling me this harrowing story about her poor blue - and didn't understand when I said oh well he must have been hungry. To which she replied 'you're just like your brother! I thought you'd understand!" Um yes s/he was hungry...
Everyone should have a carpet in their shed to keep the rats and feral cat population down... used to freak out a couple of the big tough pick up truck driver dudes when they were loading pallets from the cool room and my dad's (well shed) snake would stick her head over and watch them lol... they'd squeal like girls and claim she was going to jump on them and strangle them...
When we saw a few odd looking snakes that just didn't quit fit any common 'brand' of snake and there were the rumours that there was this breeder/keeper (or three) of exotic vens on the hill at Kingscliff and he got sick of them and let them all go - they immediately spread to all of the surrounding farms and began breeding with the local population... in truth it was probs an Olive escaped from someone's collection... lol...
I grew up believing and still do, they're all tame and come out in the sun to sun bake and you leave them alone and they leave you alone... my dad's farm policy - do not approach or hurt the snakes they have a job to do...
My mum's policy - they're all dangerous and have to be killed/hacked up on sight with a big shovel..Finally too many snakes, lizards & skinks to list them all.... yay! Happy, happy herper...
- 14-Aug-12, 06:35 AM #47
A guy at a party was telling me proudly how he had a whipsnake cross his path while he was mountain biking and it stopped and 'whipped' his tyre three times before he could pass it. They are so fast.
- 14-Aug-12, 08:05 AM #48
coastal taipan olive blackhead intergrate off you when you breed them? make sure you dont let the black head part have poisenous fangs or scorpion poison tail plzz... ifthats not possible i will just buy an adult let olive python and let it sleep next to me i hope he doesnt try to size me up and strangle me in my sleep.
- 21-Aug-12, 11:18 PM #49
I had one of my friends try to turn me off buying a snake by telling me Hoop snakes were real..
She swore through and through that she'd seen them i the bush.
And apparently she was offered a hoop snake necklace once..(her mum told me later on it was necklace and the chain looked like black/brown snake scales LOL)
- 21-Aug-12, 11:21 PM #50
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