Comment: Empress Spring

Hi - Are there really snakes in Empress Spring like the description says?
I've never seen any there.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Jul 07, 2014 at 23:01

Monday, Jul 07, 2014 at 23:01
Ah, but have you wriggled down the tunnels to where the snakes are Al?
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 07:16

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 07:16
Yes he has. He's thin enough to turn around down there as well! I haven't been able to do that since 2008 lol.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 08:25

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 08:25
ha, Mick - my carbohydrate intake isn't what it used to be. I'll need heavy duty springs on the quad soon.

Allan - yes have been down to the bottom of the well. Just I find it hard to imagine that any snake that may have be in there - will have a hard time getting out again, so wouldn't last very long. Same goes for prey - it seems like a one way ticket all round.


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 08:39

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 08:39
I really must learn not to ask questions unless I know the answer. LOL
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 12:49

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 12:49
Hi Alan
I've never seen any snakes, bones or even snake skin in the numerous times I been down there. Mind you I haven't been beyond the first chamber because they didn't make it wide enough for normal sized people- lol.

Its probably a precautionary statement to say there are snakes about. Years ago when one could crawl down Mujingerra/Muningerra cave (now collapsed)on the CSR - king browns were a serious possibility.

I was there just over a week ago

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 15:14

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 15:14
Mind you, if a snake did fall down there, he would be as mad as hell........ for a while anyway!
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 20:48
Hi Alan .
Never seen any in there but if you take a snare with you ,you may be able to rescue any unfortunate snake that may have fallen in. The best thing about a snare is you can keep the snake at arms length while you climb back up. Hold the tail in one hand and the snare in the other. About 4ft is a good length. As you may have gathered I quite like snakes and hate seeing them killed.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 22:22

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 22:22
Hi Graeme,

I probably wont have a snare on me next to I go, but I'll go back outside and make one if I see a snake. :-)

I do agree though, Snakes are part of the ecosystem so they deserve the any chance they can get!!!!!

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Reply By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 at 05:18

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 at 05:18
Wouldnt know but I can tell you snakes definitely do go down spots they cant get out from.
One place I worked had an abandoned swimming pool we rescued some snakes from.
Small ones like orange naped snakes/moon snakes
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