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Re: snake bite

Postby Tekker76 » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 6:53 pm

I nearly trod on a red bellied black about 3 hours ago. Walking along, enjoying a break in the trees to look at the sky, looked down and the snake was exiting the path where I was about to tread. I think a lot of bites are avoided because the snakes are paying more attention than the hiker. :)
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Re: snake bite

Postby Hughmac » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 6:28 pm

Had a little nap after lunch in the Nattai recently, laying down with my head propped on one log and my feet on another. Woke up and started packing up, when I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. Looking up there was a brown snake gliding by about 3 metres away. Was a little disconcerting.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 8:58 am

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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 3:17 pm

Not a bite as such but scary just the same.
Be interested to hear how long the reptile is?
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-11/s ... n/10364446
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Re: snake bite

Postby ofuros » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 5:27 pm

Cairns Post...2.7m scrub python...a very lucky escape. :shock:
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sat 27 Oct, 2018 10:21 am

Story from ABC about snake bite.
I have caught a couple of tigers & 4 copperheads so far this month
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-27/ ... a/10428190
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Mon 12 Nov, 2018 4:12 pm

From Vigilante News Facebook page.
Ambulance Tasmania are attending a Bagdad petrol station to treat a man who was bitten by a snake around 6.00pm Sunday 11th November
Nothing further to add from the Mercury newspaper.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 12:08 pm

From ABC

Farmer Luke Bartlett was walking through his property in Goulburn, NSW, about two weeks ago when he was bitten twice on the foot by a tiger snake, but the symptoms that set in affected him from head to toe.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11- ... e/10551496
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Re: snake bite

Postby rcaffin » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 5:23 pm

Cairns Post...2.7m scrub python...a very lucky escape.

To the best of my knowledge, pythons are not venomous. Big maybe, but not that big...

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Re: snake bite

Postby ofuros » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 6:41 pm

All i meant was, they're stronger than they look, all muscle...even in the smaller sizes.
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Re: snake bite

Postby CraigVIC » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 5:47 pm

Short article listing deaths caused by animals in Australia 08-17.

Sharks 26, snakes 23, dogs 22.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11- ... s/10534786
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 7:03 pm

Possibly a dry or non venomous bite
From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/ ... g/10561230
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