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Watched the tv show Preppers tonite. they showed the 3 benefits of rattle snakes for survival.
first they cut the head off, that can still bite up to about an hour later. loverly !
1 - you can eat their meat
2. you can drink the blood, 80 % water, like ours. make it a double thanx. :p
3- you can make poison arrows, spears, coat the barb wire around your compound. very handy.
 
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King brown in branxton, nsw near singleton army base

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Twapster said:
Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake.

Was a Tiger Snake Twapster, no such thing as Yellow Belly Blacksnake. Tiger snake is the closest to that description.
 
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Most venomous snakes do not inject their venom through hollow fangs, and in fact have groves beside their fangs, down which the venom flows upon striking.

A snake with half inch fangs may pierce the inside of the 4mm neoprene, but the majority of the venom would be absorbed by the outside of the neoprene and not reach the puncture wound.

I still say long loose clothing will be more protection than a standard snake gaiter 99% of the time.. coupled with keeping ones eyes on the ground in front of them. If the other 1% is a concern, then venturing out in the winter...or migrating to NZ where there is no snakes would be the only other option. :D

Sorry to disagree Wal about Venomous snake fangs in Australia, most are hollow like a hypodermic needle. Someone told me the same thing once also, I believed it until my mate who worked at Taronga Zoo's reptile house and The Australian Reptile Park convinced me otherwise. Loose clothing is good as Brown Snakes have tiny fangs, though they will chew on a limb if really agro to drive as much venom in as they can.....

Barney had a Brown have a go at him the other day at Black Springs, he upset it by trying to get into it's Blackberry bush, I totally avoid bushes, log piles, heavilly leaf littered areas and broken up rock pile type areas this time of year.

"Among Australian snakes, hollow fangs occur in all of our terrestrial venomous species and in the sea snakes. Grooved fangs occur only in the Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis and in a group of freshwater snakes in northern Australia. - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Fangs-of-deadly-venomous-snakes/#sthash.Fv4Nx130.dpuf
 
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Steve,
That was always one of my fav hoax's when snake season come about.

On a more 'real' note, I always enjoyed watching Steve Irwin play with snakes while he was still with us.
 

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I thought a yellow belly black is just a red belly black with not as much colour...

On some of my many motorcycle rides through western vics less populated roads I have had tiger snakes actually strike at me as I ride past them at 90 km/h. I see them coming most times and always lift my leg over the handle bars :eek:

One stretch I went past 5 snakes no more than 200m distance. Mix of Tigers and browns and only one of them was dead.

Steer clear of them but don't be scared of the bush

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Heatho said:
Twapster said:
Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake.

Was a Tiger Snake Twapster, no such thing as Yellow Belly Blacksnake. Tiger snake is the closest to that description.

Hey Heatho, tks for that im no expert...it was big, black and had a white/mustard underbelly. Scary as it was thick too!!
 

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A few days ago on my way back from a spot i came across an average size red/black charging his batterys on the track. he bailed pretty quick before i could get the camera out.
Another couple of hundred meters and i came across this brown in full hunt mode around this log. He knew i was there but i just stayed still and he eventually kept hunting. He was fully S-bended to strike what ever was under that log. Awsome to watch!

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Beware.....they are there! :cool:
 
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Lambs73 said:
Steve,
That was always one of my fav hoax's when snake season come about.

On a more 'real' note, I always enjoyed watching Steve Irwin play with snakes while he was still with us.

HAHAHA, seen that pic before. nice try. :p
 
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Hey you guys need to settle down a bit!!!!!!!

My prospecting partner is my wife and she often reads these forums, if she sees pictures of snakes every time she comes in here you all know what will happen don't you?
 
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Twapster said:
Heatho said:
Twapster said:
Just got back from my Windeyer gold scout, on my way in from Aarons Pass I stopped the car to make a phone call while in phone coverage, quickly stepped back in car after seeing a yellow belly black snake.

Was a Tiger Snake Twapster, no such thing as Yellow Belly Blacksnake. Tiger snake is the closest to that description.

Hey Heatho, tks for that im no expert...it was big, black and had a white/mustard underbelly. Scary as it was thick too!!

No worries mate, their colour can vary quite a bit, can be jet Black on top and Yellow underneath, they get quite chunky too. I'm no expert either, just info I've picked up and seen over the years.
 
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wooly said:
Hey you guys need to settle down a bit!!!!!!!

My prospecting partner is my wife and she often reads these forums, if she sees pictures of snakes every time she comes in here you all know what will happen don't you?
Peace?
 

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Had a 5 and a half foot brown come and visit us on Saturday arvo. Came up onto the back patio with all the chooks following it.
I think I have seen more snakes and lizards already this year than the last 3 years combined. Everyone is talking about the amount
around at the moment. Could be a pretty bad season for them given how it has started.
 
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Yeah I think last year must have been a bumper breeding season for them.plenty of frogs to feed on down our way last 2 seasons
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So far in the last 2 months
I have been out 4 times
for a total of 11 snakes
1 taipan 4 red belly blacks
and 6 browns

Just hoping our trip to the palmer is snake free
 
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Was at minersden the other day noticed they sell snake gators but I've seen big red bellies stand up tall enough to give me a kiss so I recon a Kevlar body suit would be better lol
 
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Digginholes said:
Was at minersden the other day noticed they sell snake gators but I've seen big red bellies stand up tall enough to give me a kiss so I recon a Kevlar body suit would be better lol

PMSL :lol:
 

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