Snakes in the house and garden

General chat about life in the Land Of Smiles. Discuss expat life, relationship issues and all things generally Thailand and Asia related.
Post Reply
Houdi
Member
Member
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:26 am

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Houdi » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:41 am

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? :guns:
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.

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 30567
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:53 am

Can we please return to the subject of snakes? Personally, I see nothing wrong with the videos, but Moderator status does not mean that I am not subjected to the same rules as everybody else.

Please stop discussing the rights and wrongs of the videos. If the PC brigade feel so strongly about the content, report the videos to admin (it's the '!' at the top of each post), who will consider your request. It is totally unfair to take this thread off subject. So either start a new thread, or report whatever offends you.

:offtopic:
League 1 - Plymouth Argyle....2 Gillingham....1 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Points 20; Position 22

User avatar
joelle
Specialist
Specialist
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:44 am
Location: ban kwai

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by joelle » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:34 am

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

Felipesed1
Specialist
Specialist
Posts: 209
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:44 am

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Felipesed1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:07 am

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.

User avatar
Nereus
Addict
Addict
Posts: 6257
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:01 pm
Location: Hua Hin and Bangkok

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Nereus » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:30 am

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.
Thank you.
May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil know`s you`re dead!

User avatar
PeteC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20849
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by PeteC » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:37 pm

This one may give you bad dreams tonight. :shock: :( Watch all of it as the snake ejects it's meal from the stress of being caught. Pete :cheers:

Full story and still photos courtesy of Khaosod English at: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/ ... eo-photos/


Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Source

User avatar
johnjar
Professional
Professional
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:34 pm
Location: Hua Hin , Thailand

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by johnjar » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:09 pm

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 :)

User avatar
buksida
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 15893
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:25 pm
Location: south of sanity
Contact:

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by buksida » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 am

Brown-spotted-pit-viper_14oct17.jpg

A new type of venomous snake found in Nan province
Brown spotted pit viper, a kind of venomous snake, has been found in the northern province of Nan, according to a report to the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute under the Thai Red Cross Society.

With a scientific name of protobothrops mucrosquamatus, it is high on the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s list of poisonous snakes in the Protobothrops spp group, usually indigenous to Taiwan and China.

The snake was the first to have been found in Thailand. When a man a man went into a forest in Nan province to forage for wild food, he was bitten by it. The man beat the snake to death and brought the carcass with him to Nan Hospital.

However, the man showed no unusual symptoms. It was believed the snake had not discharged its venom into the wound. The man was not hurt by the bite and released from the hospital.

Doctors at the hospital examined the carcass and found it to be unfamiliar, although it looks similar to several local venomous snakes including rattlesnake and viper. The carcass was sent to the poison centre of Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok for further examination.

According to the Queen Saovabha Institute, the discovery of another kind of poisonous snake serves as a warning to the public of possible danger from it.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/new-ty ... -province/
Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? - Hunter S Thompson
Get out there: On The Road Asia

User avatar
404cameljockey
Guru
Guru
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:14 am

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by 404cameljockey » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:55 pm

johnjar wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:09 pm
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 :)
Is the white powder Chaindrite? I've bought it from HomePro and found it really good to kill the continually appearing ant nests at the edges of my lawn. Harmless to grass they tell me (seems to be so).

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 30567
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:28 am

Guys, can we get back to snakes please?

Ant killer moved here viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35385

:offtopic:
League 1 - Plymouth Argyle....2 Gillingham....1 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Points 20; Position 22

User avatar
404cameljockey
Guru
Guru
Posts: 716
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:14 am

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:53 am

Sorry BB but I like the way one thread can lead to useful info about something else. Quite right of you to move the discussion though of course!

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 30567
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:33 am

No problem, I get distracted as much as anybody else :oops: .

Back on track, this baby has moved in with us. It's a 4' long Golden Tree Snake. It was sunbathing on top of our gate when we got home this morning. In almost a blink of an eye, all 4' had disappeared into the frame of the gate - amazing speed. He's very shy, but puts his periscope up occasionally. Totally harmless, so he's more than welcome to join our menagerie (although our dogs may think differently).
snake_big.jpg
snake_big.jpg (62.3 KiB) Viewed 283 times
League 1 - Plymouth Argyle....2 Gillingham....1 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Points 20; Position 22

User avatar
PeteC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 20849
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by PeteC » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:42 am

We have a lot of them around this time of year also. They leave their old skin on select sharp edge places overnight. Must be the season. Pete :cheers:
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Source

User avatar
Big Boy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 30567
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:36 pm
Location: Bon Kai

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Big Boy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:10 pm

He lost his shyness:
DSC03136.JPG
DSC03136.JPG (156.81 KiB) Viewed 258 times
DSC03137.JPG
DSC03137.JPG (93.95 KiB) Viewed 258 times
DSC03138.JPG
DSC03138.JPG (100.71 KiB) Viewed 258 times
DSC03139.JPG
DSC03139.JPG (97.73 KiB) Viewed 258 times
DSC03140.JPG
DSC03140.JPG (95.21 KiB) Viewed 258 times
DSC03141.JPG
DSC03141.JPG (123.45 KiB) Viewed 258 times
League 1 - Plymouth Argyle....2 Gillingham....1 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Points 20; Position 22

User avatar
Vital Spark
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1821
Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Nakhon Pathom

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Post by Vital Spark » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:25 pm

What a handsome little fella he is, and how sensible of you to just let him be. I really think that snake identification should be added to the Thai curriculum at high school to save some of these wonderful creatures. I was having a conversation with some of my Thai colleagues the other day about snakes, and they said "They're dangerous - we don't like snakes". When I explained that only 10% are venomous, they replied "Wow! That's a lot!". No. 90% is a lot for goodness sake. I give up. :banghead:

VS
"Properly trained, man can be a dog's best friend"

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lomuamart and 6 guests