Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by chewbacca » March 29, 2018, 6:46 am

Jeez, the snakes around here getting a bit much....
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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by FrazeeDK » March 29, 2018, 1:57 pm

a bit off the topic of venomous snakes but still yard invading vermin.. On the evening of March 8th I heard our dogs barking a tremendous racket about 10PM. They had... something and all three were battling it ferociously.. When we went out to see what it was it turned out to be a huge rat.. It had already bitten two of the dogs on their muzzles which made them even more enraged.. They finally subdued it with me giving it the coup-de-grace with a shovel.. We cleaned out the dog's wounds with hydrogen peroxide.. Their shots are up to date and they've healed up just fine. In checking the internet its either a Bandicoot Rat or perhaps even a small Nutria. We weighed the body the next day; 4 kilos even.. It was sent out to our nephews village where all his neighbor's said they'd never seen anything like it in their lives.. Of course, that didn't stop them from butchering it and having a fry up with beer....
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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by 747man » March 29, 2018, 2:58 pm

Of course, that didn't stop them from butchering it and having a fry up with beer....Well Surely you didn't expect them to just throw it in the bin Did Yer ??

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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by FrazeeDK » March 29, 2018, 5:08 pm

old Issan saying, "if it doesn't talk back, eat it!"
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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by Brian Davis » May 15, 2018, 6:02 pm

Not actually venomous, but a constrictor, but about a 4 foot long reticulated python in, of all places, the Phen Tesco's car park! Wish I'd remembered the camera in the car. Appeared docile, but reacted quickly when someone poked it. Guess it might have dropped out of a small tree. What great colouring and markings, although you might not agree if one was wrapped around your neck. Reading indicates this can be the longest and one of the heaviest snakes, but this a relative baby. I guess someone in the gathering crowd 'phoned the 'snake man'.

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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by glalt » May 22, 2018, 8:00 pm

A Thai friend of mine always says that if it walks, swims, crawls or flies, we eat it. Even a wandering monk is not safe.

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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by maaka » May 23, 2018, 7:50 am

Arrived back home from our forest land the other day , like a couple of wandering gypsies, missus and I, astride the motorbike towing our newly acquired ' wheelbarry ' as she calls it, as she cant get her tongue around 'barrow ' anyways, a rickshaw type trailer thing for poor people with motorbikes. I rode thru the village as if on a float in a parade, feeling chuffed with myself that I could live the life of a poor rice farmer as well..

Anyways, Her Indoors, hops off and rattles up our tin foil thin roller door, and sets about to scream her head off, snake snake SNNNNNAKE..My missus is scared of her shadow, and everything inbetween. Wellllll she ran around like a headless chook while pushing moi to the fore. ' Clear da things away so can see ' so with 10ft pole I did as I was told, only for her to then rush off to find the village snake charmer. Who turned out to be a quiet little man with his own pole, which had hangmans noose on the tip, and he set about to quietly search out the coiled intruder, and as if tickling for trout he hooked the 4ft thing by the neck and yanked it hard, and proudly displayed the culprit..A black and white chevron thing with an orange head. All the while the missus was imploring him to beat it to death with a stick. However, he thru it in a sack and they all disappeared down the road and left me to rearrange the internal garage once more..

she came back 30 mintue's later to say they had been to the temple, and things were alright. It was not the type of snake which required an expensive de snaking ceremony of our house...it was called a Noo Sar...thats all I got and no time for photos, sorry

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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by Brian Davis » May 23, 2018, 10:04 am

Snake tours of Phen now available. :lol: Banded krait, yellow/black, this IS venomous and dangerous (when alive), found outside gate other morning. About 75 cms long, so fairly small, already dead, possibly washed down to the road by torrential rain and flooding. My wife had only mentioned this type of snake the day before. Apparently a monk in her home village woke to find one sitting on his chest! The amulet probably saved him, if you believe in those kinds of things.

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Re: Venomous Snakes of Udon Thani

Post by glalt » May 23, 2018, 12:03 pm

I normally don't kill any snake. Last year I heard my wife screeching. She is not normally afraid of anything so I figured it was serious. She was going out the back screen door and heard a loud hissing. At the top of the screen door was a spitting cobra. She slammed the door shut and the snake was trapped. It spit at her and because it was pinched in the door, it hit her upper arm rather than her eyes. I quickly went and found a pair of glasses and a butcher knife. I didn't want it spitting in my eyes. I killed the snake and was wondering why it had climbed the screen door. It was about a meter long. I carried the dead snake out to the burning pile and went to get my camera. When I got back to the burning pile the snake was gone. The village handyman had taken it home to eat. Since I am a head taller than my wife, I decided that I was lucky it wasn't me. It could have easily bitten me in the head.

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