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  1. ssssnakeman

    ssssnakeman Almost Legendary

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    While travelling through South Australia last month
    I was given the opportunity to go and see the Venom Research facility at Tanunda.
    Thanks Nathan for your hospitality and giving me the chance to see you guys in action.
    Some pics and a video were mandatory of course.
    Untitled.jpg This is the dedicated taipan room with hundreds of snakes of different ages.

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    I love that all 7 "subspecies" of tiger snake are represented and recognised by venom researchers.
     

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    Do they let the apprentice milk the Gaboon Viper?
     
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    I like Herberts Bar trick with the Common Brown under his hat! that would have went down well in 1930's...
     
  5. Thanks Baz. Looking forward to the video:)!
     
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    Your a lucky man Baz, what a great experience to get a tour of the place. Did you get to see the outdoor pits with the local stuff? suppose it was probably a bit cold for them to be out.

    Didn't slip any of those eyelash vipers into your jacket did you lol!!
     
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    ssssnakeman Almost Legendary

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    I did see the outdoor pits ollie and I told Kaz that
    'this is what we are doing to the backyard when we get home..'
    Shes like, 'whatever'...
    That eyelash viper was huge, as far as eyelash vipers go
    but she was not breeding for Nathan and just kept giving up slugs.
    This movie is a bit average as I was like a kid in a lolly shop and I
    didnt have enough time to satisfy my interest.aaanyway enjoy

    [video=youtube;Kz4lNSbpm-E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz4lNSbpm-E[/video]
     
  8. Good stuff:)! Local stuff and pits are the way forward for me; Mr Sowter's I find pretty inspirational.
     
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    wow that would have been great baz. What an awesome experience... i would love to handle a gabby and eye lash :D

    What a day it would have been
     
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    Fascinating video Baz. Geez he hung you out for awhile before cracking a lid on a tub!
     
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    Great video thanks for posting that. living in the UK and only having the humble Adder I don't know how I would cope with the number of venomous snakes you have 'roaming' around in Australia.


    Kindest regards


    Endeavour
     
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    baz you should have waited til he turned around and then given the gabby a quick scratch under the chin :D
     
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    thats awesome :D
     
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    ssssnakeman Almost Legendary

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    A scratch under the chin you say? Do they like that?..They do look slow and easy going but they are capable of a lightning fast strike..and Im not as quick as I used to be..So ill stick to the tigers.
     
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    Oh man that is awesome, I've watched the video over three times now.
     
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    Nice mate. Do they have spiders also?
     
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    you are pretty quick at dodging falling cars from what I have seen ;)
     
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    What an awesome experience!
     
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    is it the best place on earth or what
     
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