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    Where are you getting the information from that scrub pythons grow to 20ft (evidence in some form would be nice here), and that carpets and scrubs can live up to 80 years? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Where are you getting the information from that scrub pythons grow to 20ft (evidence in some form would be nice here), and that carpets and scrubs can live up to 80 years? Just curious.
    Ok, I stand corrected. I was told by the owner of the Australian Venom zoo that carpets may live that long in captivity, I then spoke to the head reptile keeper at Cairns Tropical zoo that its more like 35/40 years. Different web sites, both local & o/s have different information but most seem to go with the later. On that I agree I was wrong. Now, Scrub Pythons.... Do you have any experience with snakes other than your pets? I wonder.... Last year while working at the Australian Venom Zoo we had a call out from people who said their dog was being eaten by a snake, on arrival we found a Scrubbie who had by then consumed a Australian Silky Terrier. When we got the snake back to the zoo it was 17 1/2 ft long, earlier in the year another Scrubbie was hit & killed by a truck on the Kuranda range, it stretched across the whole road which by my feet is 18 ft across. I learn through hands on experience, not books or B/S reptile forums. I have also seen another Scrubbie removed from Yorkeys Knob boat club that was 16 ft. I have dealt with snakes for many years so please dont ask me to give you evidence, go find them yourself, you may learn a thing or two. Are you just another expert with a couple of little Pythons in a tank or have you been doing removals, breeding & general herps for almost 10 years? Well??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    Well, went to my snake call out yesterday & look out! Another Coastal Taipan, very cranky & about 6ft in length. Just as I was about to bin her WHACK!!!!! ****!!!!!! Bitch got me! I thank the gods it was a dry/warning bite! However, 2 hours in hospital under observation even though I told them by now I would be up **** creek. Anyway, all good in the end. I still got her & released her today, beautiful snake. They are known up here to do that, I"m just glad she trusted me enough to warn me otherwise a couple of you would be mourning Mal today!!!!
    Pardon my ignorance Mal my friend....if you are a call out snake man...do you carry anti-venom??? If not..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Pardon my ignorance Mal my friend....if you are a call out snake man...do you carry anti-venom??? If not..................
    Cairns Base hospital has pretty much all anti-venom for what is common to the local area, I also know snake bit first-aid very well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    Cairns Base hospital has pretty much all anti-venom for what is common to the local area, I also know snake bit first-aid very well!!!
    Phew...relieved...

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