Snake Report

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Re: Snake Report

Post by Ziad » 25 Jan 2019, 6:52 am

bigfellascott wrote:A lady I know puts down flour along the garage opening when she finds a snake in there - why? cos it shows if the snakes come out of the garage or not!

Bush people are smart, city people would run screaming and get someone else to deal with it! :unknown:


Hey what's wrong with that.... actually the AIS should use it as training material for any prospective 100m runners. Devcon could make a guy who normally does 100m in 20sec get into the 10 seconds... with a little practice could easily get into the 9sec bracket
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Re: Snake Report

Post by bigfellascott » 25 Jan 2019, 7:12 am

Ziad wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:A lady I know puts down flour along the garage opening when she finds a snake in there - why? cos it shows if the snakes come out of the garage or not!

Bush people are smart, city people would run screaming and get someone else to deal with it! :unknown:


Hey what's wrong with that.... actually the AIS should use it as training material for any prospective 100m runners. Devcon could make a guy who normally does 100m in 20sec get into the 10 seconds... with a little practice could easily get into the 9sec bracket


:lol: :lol: :lol: :clap:
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Re: Snake Report

Post by YoungBuck » 28 Jan 2019, 4:42 pm

Just come back from a couple of days on the Murray.
Later on Sunday arvo the Mrs and I decided we'd go for a stroll and check out some of the other camp areas with the dog. She was running about 15m ahead of us and ran over top of a bigish stick on the track... the mrs said 'that kind of looks like a snake', my response being 'it IS a f#%king snake!!!'. Called the dog back, sat her down and then went to have a look. Was a brown - probably just under 1.5m I reckon. Dog was very lucky she didn't stand on it otherwise she may not be home with us today.
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Re: Snake Report

Post by bigfellascott » 29 Jan 2019, 9:01 am

The ol lady I was talking about said the snakes back (apparently theres another line through her flour she laid down at the entrance to her shed.
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Re: Snake Report

Post by Gaznazdiak » 29 Jan 2019, 7:24 pm

OK, I had a chew in Aust post, now for another stirling Australian institution, bloody WIRES.

Had a real close one with a 5 foot Eastern Brown and my bare feet this afternoon so I locked up the dog in the house and decided to see from a distace where he was going.
He decided to get a bit of sun so I gave him a quick squirt with the hose to see if he had a bolt hole anywhere and the bugger just seemed to disappear into the ground.
Turns out that theres a small, disused rabbit hole there hidden by a bit of grass.

Wanting to do the right thing, I looked for a localish snake catcher but the google wasn't having it, so I tried wires.
Whoever the halfwit vegan shower of sh!t was that designed the phone menu needs a vigorous rooting with a splintery stick.

After pissing you around with choices, number 6 lets you report an injured critter or such.
The the woman on the recording goes through a whole speil about what to do if you've got an injured raptor, then what to do wth other wildlife, alpha-fvcking-betically, until she gets to " What to do about snakes and monitor lizards" and she gives a PHD thesis presentation on the monitor.

I was so boiling mad by then I hung up.
In the country with most of the top 10 deadliest critters on the planet, even I would imagine the first thing on the list would be the ones that can kill you.

So I ended up putting the hose into the hole and standing by with the 12g, but he must have decided retreat was best when he sensed me move off, or he can reeeally hold his breath.

WIRES, epic fail from day 1.
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Re: Snake Report

Post by bigfellascott » 29 Jan 2019, 9:27 pm

I doubt there are many around here who would ring wires to deal with their snake problems! :D

I hear conduit is handy dealing with them apparently.
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Re: Snake Report

Post by Die Judicii » 29 Jan 2019, 9:48 pm

bigfellascott wrote:The ol lady I was talking about said the snakes back (apparently theres another line through her flour she laid down at the entrance to her shed.


Like I said before Scott,,,,,
Which direction are the trails headed ???

Inward ?
or
Outward ?
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Re: Snake Report

Post by bigfellascott » 29 Jan 2019, 10:40 pm

Die Judicii wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:The ol lady I was talking about said the snakes back (apparently theres another line through her flour she laid down at the entrance to her shed.


Like I said before Scott,,,,,
Which direction are the trails headed ???

Inward ?
or
Outward ?


From my understanding she put some down when she knew the snake was in the shed and wanted to know if it had left the shed or not and from what she said it had left some time that day and she noticed another mark in the flour which would indicate it headed back into the shed a day or two later. :drinks:
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Re: Snake Report

Post by Rod_outbak » 10 Feb 2019, 10:42 am

Out on the verandah this morning; Apostle birds (I call them 'Harry & the Lads')over at the fence start acting up.
Lots of staring at the ground at the base of the fence, and the odd indignant screech..
Looking out, I see a line sliding along outside the fence...

While HarryCo keep the intruder under (abusive) watch, Roddy locks & loads the .45acp shotshells into the 1911.

Wandered out to find Fangboy; just coming through into the yard proper.
Definitely bitey; looks to be a Speckled Brown.
Just has my psychotic visitor starts to wonder if I mightnt be 'of concern', I loose 2 shotshells at ~10 feet.
Yup; Nakey is TOAST.
Just over 5ft long.

Threw him out the other side of the yard; where I can watch Harry & Co hurl abuse at the retired nakey, while we have morning smoko...

CCI pest control shotshells are expensive as all get out for single-use shells, but freaking awesome for nailing a Fangboy at close range...

Harry & Co earn their (obnoxious & noisy) keep yet again...
[Interestingly, HarryCo dont budge an inch while I'm shooting the snake; they simply dont believe that gunfire is EVER going to be aimed at them...]
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Re: Snake Report

Post by Chappo » 10 Feb 2019, 9:34 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:OK, I had a chew in Aust post, now for another stirling Australian institution, bloody WIRES.

Had a real close one with a 5 foot Eastern Brown and my bare feet this afternoon so I locked up the dog in the house and decided to see from a distace where he was going.
He decided to get a bit of sun so I gave him a quick squirt with the hose to see if he had a bolt hole anywhere and the bugger just seemed to disappear into the ground.
Turns out that theres a small, disused rabbit hole there hidden by a bit of grass.

Wanting to do the right thing, I looked for a localish snake catcher but the google wasn't having it, so I tried wires.
Whoever the halfwit vegan shower of sh!t was that designed the phone menu needs a vigorous rooting with a splintery stick.

After pissing you around with choices, number 6 lets you report an injured critter or such.
The the woman on the recording goes through a whole speil about what to do if you've got an injured raptor, then what to do wth other wildlife, alpha-fvcking-betically, until she gets to " What to do about snakes and monitor lizards" and she gives a PHD thesis presentation on the monitor.

I was so boiling mad by then I hung up.
In the country with most of the top 10 deadliest critters on the planet, even I would imagine the first thing on the list would be the ones that can kill you.

So I ended up putting the hose into the hole and standing by with the 12g, but he must have decided retreat was best when he sensed me move off, or he can reeeally hold his breath.

WIRES, epic fail from day 1.



:lol: :lol: that’s fvkn hilarious!!
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Re: Snake Report

Post by Chappo » 10 Feb 2019, 9:40 pm

Ive seen em go down mouse holes and tried the water trick and they just don’t come out. I reckon they can hold their breath for a looong time or they find air pockets down there and wait it out.

Petrol on the other hand........
I saw one around the house last year and picked up a shovel. The little bugger was quick and I only managed to take an inch off his tail as he slipped down a mouse hole. I filled in some other holes, tipped a shot of high octane down the getaway tunnel then waited shovel poised.
He cam outta there so fast that I only got another inch off his tail!
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Re: Snake Report

Post by Daddybang » 11 Feb 2019, 6:57 am

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A baby night tiger or brown tree snake. Almost harmless but very ready and willing biter. This one was in the process of slipping into a car when we caught and relocated it. :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Snake Report

Post by bigfellascott » 11 Feb 2019, 9:53 am

That's a cute little snake mate, we are very careful to not leave our doors open when out bush cutting wood, they will only too happily jump in for a free ride and I certainly don't want to be in a vehicle with a tiger or brown snake that's for sure :D
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