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Nereus wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:49 pm
mikeonthai wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:01 pm
David is a true expert!! And very careful I am told.
An "expert" what? "And very careful"? Does he use a condom?
It is very obvious to anyone that has any eyesight at all, that what he is doing just shows that he is an "expert" idiot!
My concern with people like this is that they have no idea that what they are doing could very easily lead to some innocent kid being killed.
Where did the video come from? What's the bet that it is plastered all over some "social media" that is accessible to every kid that has a cell phone?
Only one idiot on this thread and what a comedian you are too !!
I find the 'Snakes of Hua Hin' site extremely informative and useful. They identify any snake from a photo - usually very quickly and confirm whether it is venomous or not. And, they will come and take it away for safe release.
David and his team provide a very valuable service to the local community.
Instead of abuse and infantile comments we should be supporting people who are trying to help us.
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Nereus wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:48 am
But he is a complete idiot to handle a deadly snake in that manner! One day, poking his finger into a hole when at that stage he probably does not know exactly what it is, is a sure way to get bitten. And perhaps, somebody could buy a decent size bag for him. He shows the camera covered in venom, but fails to show that the first thing you need around a snake like that is a pair of glasses.
Some kid will see this video, and despite the micro second warning at the start, will think it is ok to catch a snake like that.
this is David Frohlich and he sure knows how to deal with snakes, believe me ! just watch his page on Facebook "snakes of hua hin" or his own page and you will understand
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Vern Lovich, snakesofthailand.com has made a video about the free handling of venomous snakes.
Although he acknowledges David Frohlichs' knowledge and ability, he questions the wisdom of what he does for 2 basic reasons.
Free handling is basically unnecessary, and is like playing Russian Roulette. Lovich understands the thrill and satisfaction obtained, but still considers it very dangerous.
Putting the videos of free handling onto "social media", (I hate that term), will encourage others less skilled to try it, with the results that one would expect.
These are the points that Nereus made in an earlier post and Vern Lovich confirmed them.
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Big Boy wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Please report the posts, and Admin will decide.
Yes, I did so, and there has been no response. And I sincerely hope that you do not include me in the PC brigade.
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This one may give you bad dreams tonight.
Watch all of it as the snake ejects it's meal from the stress of being caught. Pete
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I live little north and east of Hua Hin town and my house has rough ground both sides like a jungle due to rains over last few months we have been having ,anyway I saw a post somewhere on this thread which is absolutely correct and that is keep your outdoors area free of bushes etc so you have open space to look about as these nasties like to hide , I filled all the rough earth perimeter around inner wall of house area with fine gravel and got rid of any bushes the rest is tiled and its amazing how it reduced the snakes coming over the wall fence many of them were vipers I think , but there is a few that like to shed skin under the water pump cover and under washing machine..but it narrows the down danger areas down so the point is keep your yard clean and tidy , also the other nasties like centipedes (big buggers) the missus got some white powder that you sprinkle around bottom door cracks once every month and that keeps them out too...Also a big bonus is having good Thai soi dog as loyal family member and they eat anything we eat and all they need is little love in return , no special pedigree chum needed just annual injections etc and they are exceptionally good at keeping all intruders at bay whether snakes or otherwise..Hope this helps
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