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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Takiap » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:35 am

lomuamart wrote:
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I believe it is a harmless Kukri, I have had many in my garden, including this one which we found dead along with a 300mm millipede.

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Incidentally, that's no millipede but a centipede - OK, what's a few legs?
Answer, the difference between being pretty much harmless (millipede) and pretty dangerous (the one in the photo).
Snakes don't normally freak me out and I see plenty on golf courses but centipedes put the fear of God into me.
You're correct, it's a centipede, and they can give you a very nasty bite which I've been told is extremely painful. I have virtually no fear of snakes and have even helped a cobra to flee from a group of blood thirsty locals, but if I come across a centipede I send it to meet its maker.

By the way, for those who may not know, scorpions here in Thailand are generally pretty harmless so no need to panic if you get stung by one.

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:28 am

Jeez it seems the centipede is worse than most snakes. I have seen a few of these buggers about including a bright red one.

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by RCer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:36 am

Millipedes are slow wandering grazers that don't look any scarier than a fat earthworm with a lot of legs.

Centipedes look evil and are fast.

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by lomuamart » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:19 pm

RCer wrote:
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Millipedes are slow wandering grazers that don't look any scarier than a fat earthworm with a lot of legs.

Centipedes look evil and are fast.

IMHO
Correct. Just the colour of them is enough warning. And then their speed. Scary monsters.
I'd much prefer to come across a snake but not an angry one.
Mind you, a centipede won't "have a go" unless provoked. I just keep my feet off the ground.

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by PeteC » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:01 pm

...and if you do have a go at one they'll always turn their tail toward you trying to make you think it's their head, wack the other end! :shock: Both ends look very similar except for the fangs. I had a security guard once who used to pick them up behind the head, take out his nail clippers and snip off the fangs. He then let it crawl around on his shoulders and back for an hour or so. Great amusement and astonishment for the soi kids. After that he took them home and let them soak in a bottle of Thai whisky. :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Vital Spark » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:17 pm

I really dislike those things. A few years ago our dog decided to 'protect' us from a centipede, so he picked it up and tossed it in the air. It landed on my head! :shock:

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by NOKYAI » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:29 pm

I had a homing kukri a few years ago.....every day or so we would catch it and take it further and further away, but it kept coming back! They don't like to be handled roughly and do a strange movement with their tail when upset! When I last saw it was very egg bound and looked like a string of sausages. In the end I just left it and it went away on its own.
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by huahin4ever » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:21 pm

Here's a decent size one. From the garden of a friend in Pattaya.
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by redzonerocker » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:06 pm

I have seen a bite from one of those centipedes, not a pretty sight I can assure you.
It ended up almost like an open sore ulcer on the side of the calf, took ages to heal too. . . . . beware and take heed of the warnings!!! :twisted:
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by PeteC » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:30 am

They can't swim though so a jump into the pool is an escape route. :shock: I vacuum them up all the time from the bottom of my pool. Not as big as in the Pattaya photo, but about a third of that size. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 am

Total admiration for this guy. Hua Hin's own snake man dealing with a cobra.

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:15 am

This number was published on a Thai page this morning and is the 24hr number you should call if you have a snake in the house - 032-514514
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Nereus » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:48 am

Total admiration for this guy. Hua Hin's own snake man dealing with a cobra.
Well, 100% marks for providing a service. But he is a complete idiot to handle a deadly snake in that manner! One day, poking his finger into a hole when at that stage he probably does not know exactly what it is, is a sure way to get bitten. And perhaps, somebody could buy a decent size bag for him. He shows the camera covered in venom, but fails to show that the first thing you need around a snake like that is a pair of glasses.

Some kid will see this video, and despite the micro second warning at the start, will think it is ok to catch a snake like that.
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:04 am

Nereus wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:48 am
Total admiration for this guy. Hua Hin's own snake man dealing with a cobra.
Well, 100% marks for providing a service. But he is a complete idiot to handle a deadly snake in that manner! One day, poking his finger into a hole when at that stage he probably does not know exactly what it is, is a sure way to get bitten. And perhaps, somebody could buy a decent size bag for him. He shows the camera covered in venom, but fails to show that the first thing you need around a snake like that is a pair of glasses.

Some kid will see this video, and despite the micro second warning at the start, will think it is ok to catch a snake like that.
Maybe I should have shown the original video as well.

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