Snakes in the house and garden

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Bristolian » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:10 pm

buksida wrote:Kudos for not killing them as most Thais would have. :bow:
Never have and never will understand the need to kill animal unless it is for food or the threat to your own life is so great that you have no choice....these snakes were harmless and made my day....My wife would comment differently :D
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by heartofmidlothian » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:45 am

The cat snake is mildly venomous. Not exactly sure what that means but good job for not killing them. The first snake is very common around here.

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Bristolian » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:38 am

Having checked, since my encounters yesterday, apparently both snakes have venom but mild. Both are rear-fanged snakes but they are not known to be dangerous to humans.
The Spotted Cat Snake usually kills its prey via constriction. If it is able to chew on a person long enough to work its rear fangs in, it is possible that the venom could cause a minor allergic reaction, leading to swelling and itching…….Best to not let one chew on you seems the best advice :D
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by PBbeacher » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:37 am

Those are real beauties! I have a friend who sells snake tongs if they become regular visitors. I heard scattering lime wedges around the garden keeps snakes away but not sure if it really works.

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Bristolian » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:03 pm

PBbeacher wrote:Those are real beauties! I have a friend who sells snake tongs if they become regular visitors. I heard scattering lime wedges around the garden keeps snakes away but not sure if it really works.
I may be interested in buying a set as I usually get a visitation at least once a month.
Do you have any details and a picture? Hopefully the tongs are long enough.
So far, all of the visitors have been quite harmless but I am no expert at identifying the good ones from the bad ones and it’s not something that you can practice easily. Better to be safe than sorry :cheers:
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by hhfarang » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:26 pm

And tongs or no tongs, you still have to stay well away from spitting cobras as they can spit with deadly accuracy and aim at your eyes from meters away. They nailed my dogs twice. Both dogs are soi dogs and were able to open their eyes and see again in a few days, but I'm not sure us western humans would fare as well.
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by PBbeacher » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:18 pm

Will post info on tongs tomorrow

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Nereus » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:15 am

For all you snake wranglers, there is an address in the following thread:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16555&p=194598&hil ... gs#p194598
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by PBbeacher » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Will post photos..waiting for availability info...I know he sold a lot as they are very good quality and cause no harm to the reptiles
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Bristolian » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:30 pm

PBbeacher wrote:Will post photos..waiting for availability info...I know he sold a lot as they are very good quality and cause no harm to the reptiles
:thanks:
Look forward to price, availability and as someone who is cautious..... How long are they?
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by PBbeacher » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:03 pm

I got sent the spec a while ago, but cant find the email...there will be one batch coming in the next week or two, then no more until at least December. They are charging 2800B though, and say price will increase in 2014

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Nereus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Bristolian wrote:
PBbeacher wrote:Will post photos..waiting for availability info...I know he sold a lot as they are very good quality and cause no harm to the reptiles
:thanks:
Look forward to price, availability and as someone who is cautious..... How long are they?
If you read the link that I posted above you will see a website address, and a price. :?
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by PeteC » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:03 am

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It dawned on me watching all the snake shows on HC and Discovery that most handlers use the above. They're probably easier to find/make than the pinching device and seem to immobilize a snake just as effectively. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Arlo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 am

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It dawned on me watching all the snake shows on HC and Discovery that most handlers use the above. They're probably easier to find/make than the pinching device and seem to immobilize a snake just as effectively. Pete :cheers:
http://www.snakegetters.com/class/handling-tools.html
http://tomsbirdfeeders.com/reptile-tips ... ake-hooks/

There are a few different devices used to handle snakes. The links above explain them and offer techniques so you won't harm the snake or yourself.

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by SunandFun » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:39 am

prcscct wrote:
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It dawned on me watching all the snake shows on HC and Discovery that most handlers use the above. They're probably easier to find/make than the pinching device and seem to immobilize a snake just as effectively. Pete :cheers:
I see it includes a "hook" on one end. But what might be missing is "brains" on the other end. For inexperienced wranglers, me thinks a pinching devise is safer for the handler. I can just imagine someone watching in fear as the snake climbs up the handle to your end.
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