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#1398920 - 27/12/2016 19:25 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
ColdFront Offline
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Loc: Wide Bay..Near the beach
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#1404479 - 30/01/2017 06:30 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
joesk Offline
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Loc: In a BUS, where ever I stop..


The big carpets are certainly enjoying the warm nights, this one from up on Mt Glorious just out of Brisbane.

Cheers Joe

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#1404600 - 30/01/2017 19:51 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Lovely Carpet. Great video

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#1404637 - 31/01/2017 07:36 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Firepac]
joesk Offline
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Cheers thanks Firepac, they are all beautiful but I have always had a fondness for the big old carpets. Watching them quietly moving through the night I'm glad I'm not at sleeping bird or a small mammal.
Cheers

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#1405421 - 05/02/2017 10:01 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Up close and personal with a large healthy Eastern Brown. As you can see it is extremely tolerant of my presence and doesn't attempt to 'chase' me or be aggressive towards me. *Don't try this at home* laugh


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#1405440 - 05/02/2017 10:26 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Registered: 28/12/2010
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Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
I am not sure if it is because it is so dry but my chookie population isn't being decimated this year. Early in the warmer weather we relocated a couple of big carpets from their intended dinner.

We are thinking they must be hanging closer to the dams. Not that I am complaining.

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#1405696 - 06/02/2017 12:21 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
DaveM Offline
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Gee that brown sure is a healthy looking fella. smile

Finding a few around Bathurst this summer too.

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#1406322 - 09/02/2017 10:21 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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I had a medium sized carpet snake in my shed last Sunday. Chasing rats as I have grain in steel rubbish bins for our geese, ringnecks and budgie etc. He had a lovely lump in his tummy and was quite placid. I just picked him up and put him over the fence into an old run down mango plantation. He will return again as I have plenty of rats and I quite like him and his mates hanging around. Now if I could just hire a scrub python for a couple of weeks to get rid of the bloody possums in my roof I would be more than happy. Wife isn't fussed 1 way or the other with snakes but she does get the irits with the common tree snakes hiding in our hanging self watering pot plants and they stick their heads out when she is filling up the reservoirs. We had an Eastern Brown a couple of years ago and he wasn't welcome and was removed by a local snake catcher.
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#1406465 - 09/02/2017 22:12 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Hey SBT,

that lump in his tummy wasn't a tennis ball was it?? smile

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#1406602 - 10/02/2017 15:16 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Loc: Broome


Does anyone know much about Sea Krates (type of sea snake) .Laticaudids Highly venomous.
Found one on the beach and will post pic soon.
Amazing they spend up to 50% of their life in the water and 50% on the land and come out of the water to lay eggs.
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#1406632 - 10/02/2017 16:29 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Sorry spelling mistake Sea Krait
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#1408035 - 16/02/2017 23:06 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
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Lol no it was not round but looked like a definite rat shaped. Nice old bloke, very good manners and he didn't play up as I fed him over the fence.

I got a nasty nip on the heel of my palm from a carpet snake when I was a kid in PNG. I have had worse bites from a 2 year old rug rat but man it did tickle a bit. Lol.
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