A Fight to the Finish!!

Submitted: Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:12
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These pics were taken near the Cloudbreak mine Sth of Marble Bar in WA recently, staff put some protection up for the snake so he didn't get run over during his meal.... It took him 5 hrs to finish .! Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:22

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:22
Now that's a way to enlarge the waist line.
Mus of been interesting to watch.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 18:53

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 18:53
Hi Uncle
Great pictures and good to see that the warning markers were put up to protect the snake. Good to see the surveyors markers put to another use.

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Reply By: gjcumming - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:04

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:04
Thanks for the photo's. I'm a Victorian. What type of snake is that?
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:06

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:06
Black-headed Python
I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:08

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:08
Hi Grant,
its a fair size Black Headed Python. They can get aggressive, but are not venomous.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:19

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:19
They grow to 2.6m - huge!

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Follow Up By: Big Woody - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 03:50

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 03:50
Black Headed Python on my farm I saw last weekend. Have seen him a couple of times now. Lives near the piles of timber flitches from the sleeper cutters years ago.
He is as fat as my forearm and 3 metres long.
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Reply By: Member - GREENDOG - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:44

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:44
They are bloody great pic's mate,amazing.cheer's GD
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 23:20

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 23:20
Wonderful
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 00:43

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 00:43
I posted this on a reptile forum and someone sugested the goanna may have been roadkill? - spose we wont know
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 08:06

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 08:06
That thought had crossed my mind also.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 07:20

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 07:20
Uncle,


You call that a snake?


This is a snake


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This snakes eats Nissans for lunch.


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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 08:11

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 08:11
Betcha that King Brown won't swallow a goanna!....lol
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 11:37

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 11:37
i think its an olive python
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Reply By: Member - Rodney B- Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 10:02

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 10:02
We were camped in the Gulf (Robinson River ) a few years ago and we had a King Brown about that size came into the camp so we just sat there and he had a nose around for about 10 minutes, went between my legs under the chair. Showed no signs of aggression and eventually just went his own way. Since then we have learned not to move quickly when you see a snake and if your not aggressive towards them they will generally just move on. Fascinating to see them in their natural habitat.
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