Snakes in the house and garden

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by migrant » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:33 pm

They, unlike many snakes, do not run away therefore it's easy to walk up on one which is not good. We had one last year that the dog found. Relocated him easily. I've read where they are small, but deadly.
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:45 pm

migrant wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:33 pm
They, unlike many snakes, do not run away therefore it's easy to walk up on one which is not good. We had one last year that the dog found. Relocated him easily. I've read where they are small, but deadly.
Thankfully they haven't found a way through Bangkok yet and into the East. Our problem over here in the future may be, and I stress "may be" the Russell's Viper. They're working their way west from Cambodia for the last few decades, but still rare here. Bigger than the Malaysian Pit Viper, but same nasty technique of sitting and striking at anything that walks by. Our most dangerous are all the cobra types and I see them often at our place, but in reality unless you step on them in error, they're off in a heartbeat when they see you. Just be careful early morning at dawn when they haven't warmed up yet and subsequently slow to move. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:52 pm

This will give you a good idea about the size and appearance of a Russell's Viper. Pete :cheers:


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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Norseman » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 pm

Excuse me, but I live up in the North-East of Thailand and yesterday I spotted a Russel's Viper just ready to lash out on my sister in law and me as we were walking around some cornfields.
It didn't want to get away from us, but was calmly waiting until we're nearly on top of it. We saw it about 30 seconds before we reached it, but this bad ass snake didn't move away from the path.
Approaching it was a rather peculiar experience because every other snake would have vanished before this one Viper.
He/she waited calmly until we were about 3 meters away, it then coiled up and was obviously ready to strike.
We stopped of course, but the Russel didn't care, so we did a 100 meters detour and never saw him/her again.
But the thing is, they're here right now and they seem to have forgotten the tea brushes in India.

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by joelle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:30 pm

Whilst swimming saw this beauty flying from a coconut tree onto the lemon tree below, last Monday
Golden tree snake or flying snake
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