Snakes in the house and garden

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:46 am

migrant wrote:Always thought a pit vipers head was more triangular.
That's what I thought also, and certainly the ones we had earlier in the year were very triangular. However, I was also told to look for a V on the head.

Here's one of our dog's victims:
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Arlo » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:49 am

Bigboy send those pics to info@thailandsnakes.com or you can find the guy at http://www.Facebook.com/ThailandSnakes. The other day I had a snake in my garden killing a frog, I took some pictures and sent them off to that email address and had an answer in 10 mins. It was a kukri snake which is harmless that was in my garden.

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:05 am

OK, thanks Arlo, will do. Will report the answer.

Meanwhile Mrs BB is insisting the earlier snake was male and the latest is female. :?
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:20 am

The snake man said, "Not dangerous - it's one of the kukri snakes. No venom, but they bite, of course."
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:21 am

Almost certain it's not a pit viper, I'm sure they have a much more (tri)angular head, although when dealing with them, always best to err on the side of caution.

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:23 am

Dannie Boy wrote:always best to err on the side of caution.
Yes, that's why Mrs BB did the catching, and I take the photos with plenty of zoom :D
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by migrant » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:37 am

Venom bad, biting still not fun!! Good work!
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Arlo » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:47 am

Big Boy wrote:The snake man said, "Not dangerous - it's one of the kukri snakes. No venom, but they bite, of course."
The snake guy is quick for an answer. I never heard of a kukri until the other day when I emailed him.

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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by PeteC » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:16 pm

I'm wondering if the mystery illness your one dog has is the effect of a previous snake bite? Dogs have a different immunity to snake bite then we do, but who's to know what may have happened when you weren't around, or at night some time in the past?

Don't I recall HHF saying one of his Thai dogs was bitten and then always acted weird after that? Just a thought....Pete :cheers:
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:05 pm

Our dog's illness is not a mystery i.e. it was a result of tick fever. I am amazed she hasn't been bitten mind - she has no fear of anything except fireworks. Before she attacks/kills something, her head cocks to one side. This morning, she was quite upset when Mrs BB got to the snake first, and remained in 'attack mode' for about 15 minutes afterwards.
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Re: Snakes in the garden

Post by NOKYAI » Sun May 15, 2016 12:35 pm

Not a snake but woke up to a 2 foot long water monitor in the pool this morning! Was rushing out to Pickleball so didn't get a pic sorry.
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Snake in house - who to call

Post by mbutt » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:28 pm

Hi there,

No snake in my house - but being the rainy season, it may happen.

Who should I call if one does turn up?

Is there a 999 (911) type of emergency number for snakes here in Hua Hn?

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Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Felipesed1 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:37 pm

Why would you want to call anyone?

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Re: Snake in house - who to call

Post by hhinner » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:12 pm

mbutt wrote:Hi there,

No snake in my house - but being the rainy season, it may happen.

Who should I call if one does turn up?

Is there a 999 (911) type of emergency number for snakes here in Hua Hn?

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Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by wpcoe » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:52 am

In my last townhouse I had multiple encounters of (harmless, green tree) snakes. My current townhouse twice has had frogs. It's always something!

Back on topic, the phone number I have in my phone from a few years ago when I had the snakes is: 032-511-666, which was a special division in the Fire Department. If you can say mii gnu (have snakes) and utter your address in Thai, they'll be there in a flash.

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