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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007, 07:47:32 am »
Me - I don't take chances I kill them all.

Heres something to think about, more people are bitten by snakes while trying to kill them, leave them alone and they will leave you alone. 

Absolutely - if someone was trying to moer you with a spade, you'd also fight back!
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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2007, 10:03:31 am »
Me - I don't take chances I kill them all.

Heres something to think about, more people are bitten by snakes while trying to kill them, leave them alone and they will leave you alone. 

Absolutely - if someone was trying to moer you with a spade, you'd also fight back!

+100

Trailrider discovered the same the other just before he met up with us.

He encountered a smallish one in the road and decided to check it out a little closer.

He said the snake was only interested in getting away. Always retreating to the opposite side to where TR was coming from.
Only when he created a sense of danger for the snake (applying pressure lightly on its back with a long enough stick) did it turn and bit at the stick. He says he was seriously impressed by the speed and in awe of the relative size of the fangs.
There was also venom dripping off the stick where it hit.

Says that's where he realized this was a rather stupid game and helped the snake off the road and send it on its way into the bush again.

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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 04:25:35 am »
Hier is nou 'n goeie rede hoekom ons almal moet begin om die Rashbanshies/ Indian Minors - whatever - uit te roei. Hulle het hierdie Jan Frederikkie vermoor!
 

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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2007, 12:52:29 pm »
Those are bueatiful snakes, i had one for a pet when i was in highschool in Northern Natal long ago. Use to feed it frogs, it gets very tame.

 I agree, snakes are there as part of the food chain, we should not kill them!!!
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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2008, 10:48:12 am »
Me - I don't take chances I kill them all.

Heres something to think about, more people are bitten by snakes while trying to kill them, leave them alone and they will leave you alone. 

Absolutely - if someone was trying to moer you with a spade, you'd also fight back!

+100

Trailrider discovered the same the other just before he met up with us.

He encountered a smallish one in the road and decided to check it out a little closer.

He said the snake was only interested in getting away. Always retreating to the opposite side to where TR was coming from.
Only when he created a sense of danger for the snake (applying pressure lightly on its back with a long enough stick) did it turn and bit at the stick. He says he was seriously impressed by the speed and in awe of the relative size of the fangs.
There was also venom dripping off the stick where it hit.

Says that's where he realized this was a rather stupid game and helped the snake off the road and send it on its way into the bush again.





 

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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2008, 07:04:46 pm »
Hey, GS-holic.  This one is especially posted for you.  E n j o y

Sies maar dis 'n lelike *^&*^&* ding!
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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2008, 02:22:07 pm »
Swaerrie....never felt girth like dat b4
« Last Edit: February 21, 2008, 02:26:13 pm by dustsucker »
 

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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2008, 10:01:31 pm »
Look what flew in through the window yesterday evening. It's a pine tree emperor moth, if I'm not mistaken (Imbrasia cytherea?). Bloody huge!
 

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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2008, 10:01:02 am »
of jy klein handtjies.. :)
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Re: Some of my local wildlife
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2008, 01:24:16 pm »
On our driveway... a young Puffie :)