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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Snakes are welcome in my yard and house. Shot guns are for the close-minded or unwilling to train and educate. My dog has not touched a single animal in the backyard, except for the rats that are stupid enough to run and the cane toads he pats when he's helping me catch them. We've had many reptiles come across my dog as well (it's hilarious watching blue tongues buff up and my dog freak out when it hisses at him).

    I realise however, there's no point in arguing with a lot of people about this. No doubt you've all decided long ago what has the right to live on your property and what doesn't
    Are you a city person?
    I can tell you comman browns are terrortal & will attck when they are gravid or just had young. I have once narrowly missed having a litter of pups produced with IMP sperm eaten by a red belly black. Only 1 pup died but the mother dog was bite & as was my horse wh came to see what all the noise was about. Luckily the snake had bitten the dead pup so much both mum & horse didn't get much vennom.
    I lost an old mate to a kingbrown in flood waters a couple of years back also.
    They have 100's of square kms of paddock they can live on but my house yard & surrondonds are off limits unless your a carpet snake or dimond. Lizards are most welcome though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Are you a city person?
    I can tell you comman browns are terrortal & will attck when they are gravid or just had young. I have once narrowly missed having a litter of pups produced with IMP sperm eaten by a red belly black. Only 1 pup died but the mother dog was bite & as was my horse wh came to see what all the noise was about. Luckily the snake had bitten the dead pup so much both mum & horse didn't get much vennom.
    I lost an old mate to a kingbrown in flood waters a couple of years back also.
    They have 100's of square kms of paddock they can live on but my house yard & surrondonds are off limits unless your a carpet snake or dimond. Lizards are most welcome though.
    Not at all. Brown snakes are extremely edgy, it doesn't take much to set them off (they're stupid too =D), hence the misconception that they are territorial. I too, have lost a dear friend to a snake bite, because he thought he could be a hero and try to kill it. More people die trying to kill the snake then they do by actually leaving it alone.

    I have had snakes come into my house, including a nice big brown snake that didn't look too impressed. The difference here is that I keep snakes, so my family are accustomed to them, even my five year old brother. We called a relocater, but he was some time away and the snake left of its own accord by the time he got here.

    I understand protecting your family, I don't understand the lack of education or training and the omg-much-shoot attitude. I'm even going to be going for a relocator's licence so I can help move those poor animals that just try to go about their business.

    I'm not trying to sway you're opinion. I realise most of you have probably lived a certain way for a long time. I just thought I should voice my opinion because the shooting of snakes for being there is the equivalent to me shooting a dog because I saw it in the park (obviously I wouldn't dream of it, but you get my point).

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    I see your point but I would not go near a brown on purpose but have been nearly biten & chased from a feed room from 1. We do not shot them in the paddocks but imho they are too dangerous to allow them to live among my kids & pets.
    The dog didn't go near the red belly that tried to swallow her pup it came to them.
    In the paddock we just take a wide berth but dogs locked in pens don't have that choice & since I put them there it's my job to keep them as safe as possible.
    I will relocate a black & even red bellies but I'm sorry a comman brown is just to fast for me so that really limits my choises.
    We had a huge carpet snake in my horse feed shed for years & loved her as she keep the mice numbers down & venemous snakes away.
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    We had a huge carpet snake in my horse feed shed for years & loved her as she keep the mice numbers down & venemous snakes away.
    Carpets are just beautiful =)

    Is it possible to put some shade around the bottom half of the pens? Brown snakes are ridiculously high strung, I'll admit. They usually won't look for a fight if left alone, however. I will admit though that there are those strange, retarded ones in every species =D

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    We actully have a tin runner around the chook & dog pens in summer but they are amazing at where they can sqeeze themselves through........
    I had a JR that keep them away but she is gone now & they are attracked to the water dishes & shade from midday sun.
    You know we can go a few summers & only see them around the paddocks but then you get a summer where it seems you see them way to often close up to the house & sheds. I think it has alot to do with drought, rain & climate whether they come in close or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    We actully have a tin runner around the chook & dog pens in summer but they are amazing at where they can sqeeze themselves through........
    I had a JR that keep them away but she is gone now & they are attracked to the water dishes & shade from midday sun.
    You know we can go a few summers & only see them around the paddocks but then you get a summer where it seems you see them way to often close up to the house & sheds. I think it has alot to do with drought, rain & climate whether they come in close or not.
    I know some people that put a trough under a tree away from the house to help with the snakes that are attracted to water. Where abouts are you? I know a lot of people are seeing snakes around in Brisbane due to the flood flushing all the snakes out of their homes.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sharoo
    Kimba went to the Vets and had Bladder Stones removed. The vet was shocked when they found them as she showed NO sign that she was in the slightest bit of discomfort.
    before and after pics..
    How did you know she had bladder stones?
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    I am just south of Tamworth in NW NSW.
    The floods are terrible arn't they, those poor people.
    I fear it's only a case of time & we will also cope it.
    We have cattle trough but I guess they are worried about being trampled & we also have a dam & irragation cannels.
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    Calling a relocater out here is just not a happening thing. Way too far out.
    After seeing a brown right at the dog pen wire and ready to go in there, no way in hell is the poor snakey going to live if it will not move away. They ARE unpredictable and you may want to chance the lives of your dogs, SSW but I wonder if you would feel the same way with your kids.
    Many a parent has seen a snake in a sandpit in their yard etc out in the rural areas. VERY dangerous.

    I have only shot one and that was when my kids were younger.
    This brown at the dog pen I managed to deflect and it went away. That is when the snake netting and repellers were installed. A RRB was in my carport just a few days before that.
    Nearest vet is an hour away so guess what my priorities are, lol.

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    Don't get me wrong, I understand family over wildlife and that most of you are probably far from hospitals and vets. However, Di, not everyone has put the time you have to at least try and make your house undesirable to snakes (netting, etc). A lot of people just see one traveling across their yard, regardless if it's venomous or not, and try to hack off its head or pour boiling water over it, etc. Some people do some truly horrible things to reptiles just because they exist. I'm not saying anyone here does these things, but there seems to always be an association with snake = dead, and there shouldn't be =)

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    Ahhh, agree with you there.
    There was a lovely carpet snake that lived in the paddock. Unbeknown to me, my younger son used to go to it's habitat and watch it.
    He loved that snake and I was so happy it was living here.
    One day we saw it run over and someone then decorated our paddock fence with it.

    We were all FUMING! It was so very sad.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 01-20-2011 at 04:24 PM.

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