How to save a snake with a knife

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  1. Serpentes

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    While out herping this morning I found this little girl with her head caught in some dumped plastic netting beside the road. Luckily I had my trusty knife with me and cut her free, although it was a delicate operation by myself! She seemed fine, and luckily hadn't overheated and died in the sun as it was still early, and had been overcast.
     

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    How lucky is that snake?
    Well done getting it out of the netting on your own with a pocket knife.
     
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    I hate ferals who throw their rubbish out of their car :x

    Good job! What type of snake is it? A Red Belly Black?
     
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    Wonderful rescue....good on you xx
     
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    Nice work, rewarding morning for you
     
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    Good on you. I wish they would stop selling that bird netting!
     
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    This is my pocket knife :lol:
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    Yes it is a red-belly for those who asked. It seems they have a knack for getting caught in mesh. I also found a big gravid spotted python in mesh in Cairns. A lady called me out to rescue it, and said it was in the shade. When I got their 30 minutes later the sun had moved and, very sadly, the python died from over heating.
     
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    great job on the red belly, hope u took thaty netting away and disposed of it properly too. :)

    how sad that the spotted died, the lady could at least bave put something infront of it to make shade. :(
     
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    Niice knife, Id get locked up if i carried one like that around Frankenston.
    lol
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    good job:D

    hahaha that is soo funny i saw kids getting metal detected by the police the other day in melb
     
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    Awesome work Serpentes... that mesh is a filthy death-trap for snakes.
     
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