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#1 Yup, deadly.
Eggs collected need to be emptied,or they rot, he wouldn't know that.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-12-23 09:59||
#2 I had cats, (Many cats) one day i noticed Mama cat with an 18 inch snake in her mouth, quite funny she was holding her head high and both ends of the snake dragged behind(Black snake).
Then I saw other cats with snakes and wondered where they were coming from. Later I moved a 55 gallon barrel and found a dozen eggshells.
Poor things, their momma must have laid them wherever the cats wern't, but they were live bait.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-12-23 10:08||
#3 Too bad, RJ. Black snakes are actually beneficial. Saw a 2-foot one slithering by my house last summer. (I live in a populated area, so it's unusual.) Grabbed the cat and stomped the ground, and he slithered away. Hope he ate lots of bugs on the way.
Posted by Barbara 2012-12-23 10:45||
#4 Hope the kid doesn't also have a funnel-web spider collection!
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-23 11:34||
#5 I'm reasonably lucky on my small property(21 acres)
All I've ever seen are red-bellied black snakes, who are relatively safe. Although my son did say, if you get bit by one don't bother calling an ambulance, you'll be dead before they get there(about 15 minutes)
Posted by tipper 2012-12-23 12:05||
#6 Big Python Hunt (lol) getting ready to start down in the Everglades. Assault rocks allowed.
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-23 12:52||
#7 Made 3 trips down under in the 80's and loved it completely, BUT...
Between the snakes, crocs, spiders, fish, etc. I think Ozzie is home to 75% of the worlds deadliest critters. At the zoo I went to up in Townsend they had an article on the top 10 snakes and 8 of them were indigenous. They scored it on the mega-mice scale, how many mice one normal dose would kill.
But I gotta say that the views down the beaches were breathtaking (not counting the sand or water ;^)
Posted by AlanC 2012-12-23 15:24||