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    Catch you all tomorrow, just got a snake removal call. The dude said it may be a coastal Taipan {hope I catch you all tomorrow!!!}

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    bye mal see u soon *waves*

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    Best of luck Mal

    maybe the guy got the snakes confused & maybe it's an Eastern Brown & not a Coastal Tiapan, as you well know either way both are deadly/ venomous little buggas


    EASTERN BROWN......




    COASTAL TIAPAN.....

    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 12-22-2009 at 05:47 PM.

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    It could have also been a king brown, dull coastal carpet, any of the brown snake family, or even a green tree snake or brown tree snake, or water python.

    The general public is downright stupid when it comes to snakes. It's a brownish colour = it's dangerous and must be killed (at least this guy called someone to remove it).

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    Well, I"m back & yes, it was a Taipan!!! 4ft, very angry because the bloke hosed it to try & get it away! I had it in my snake bin in just over 4 minutes, my personnel best!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    Well, I"m back & yes, it was a Taipan!!! 4ft, very angry because the bloke hosed it to try & get it away! I had it in my snake bin in just over 4 minutes, my personnel best!!!

    Glad your back with out no snake bites

    LMAO @ the d*ickhead bloke for trying to scare away a snake by hosing it

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    Oooh! I did an eastern brown yesterday. He was so sick of being gawked at that he went straight into my little snake bag...

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    Mal (or others used to dealing with snakes), maybe you can give me some advice - I've been living here for nearly 5 years and until a few days ago I'd only ever seen one small grass snake which was out the front of my gates. Then a few days ago I let a couple of my boofers out the front door for a run but noticed that they stopped as soon as they got outside and were looking at something - so I stepped out and what do I see but a small black snake about 2-3 foot long slithering along the front verandah and disappearing behind a hay bale. Of course I freaked out, managed to get the dogs inside, then cautiously approached the bale where I saw the snake burrow underneath. I didn't get close enough in time to see it's belly or any other markings (nor did I really want to!).

    I live quite a way out from suburbia, so I realised I had to do something, so I dressed up in gumboots, 2 pairs of my thickest pants, a think winter coat, and elbow length leather gloves (looked like michelin man but wasn't taking any chances!). I wrapped a chaff bag around a cardboard box in the hope that I could the snake to go into it. I used a broom to unwrap the bale, and cautiously tweak the biscuits apart, in the end there was no snake! I figured that while I was inside pulling on all the gear I was wearing it had made it's getaway to either under the house, or to under the water tank that's right next to it.

    The dogs can't get under the house, but I'm worried it's still lurking. What are the chances it's buggered off completely? I was so surprised to see it, it must have come looking for water in desperation as I always thought that they'd smell the dogs and not want a bar of the house paddock.

    Any tips for me if I see another one? (oops sorry for long post!)

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    This may or may not be the thing to do but when I had a brown go under the house some years ago I got all inside, put on the basiest thumping music I could find, as loud as we could stand it and we all stomped around the house. Never saw that one there again.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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