Why you should Always Zip your tent up!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:39
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Heres a pic I found on a bike forum French Line Simpson Desert.

How would you be cuddling up to this in your sleeping bag

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:37

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:37
Unlikely you'll see any out there between May and September.
I've got nothing against snakes. My father used to shoot them - I felt sorry for them!
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:07

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:07
Don't be fooled they can squeeze their way through zips
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:47

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 14:47
Well from now on I will be putting my zips up high......haha

Or just send em in Phils direction LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:01

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:01
You can put the zips up high but you'd better find a way to seal up that hole for the power cord! :)
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 18:51

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 18:51
And until now I thought people who spoke of the 'zipper python' where being a bit risquè.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:45

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:45
Timbo,

Lucky the power cord hole on my tent is up the top too....hehe


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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:29

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 15:29
I wonder where his MUM is?? LOL


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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:10

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:10
What kind of snake is it please ?
Willie.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:36

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:36
Willie it's a Bl##dy Big One lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:58

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 16:58
Yeah Ill second that.

I think Its in the Python family but then again, Im no Steve Erwin.


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Follow Up By: Member - Vic S (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:02

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:02
Willie
without a clear shot of its head its a bit hard to tell, it is either a WOMA (python family) or an INLAND SCRUB PYTHON.
Vic
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:08

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:08
Yeah, the photographer must be such a blouse - didn't even get a nice close-up of the snake's head! :)
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:48

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:48
its a woma - a big one. Well known for activly hunting prey as oposed to most of the carpet snake pythons such as scrub pythons etc which are more sit and wait
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:52

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:52
its not the snakes im worried about
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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 18:22

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 18:22
the picture tells itImage Could Not Be FoundMaîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:53

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:53
Python at Winjana Gorge..

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:55

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 19:55
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 20:46

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 20:46
who is taking pics of my wife again i thought i left her out there for good if shes a python she is no longer as deadly as when i left her there . i left her there as a death adder,
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Reply By: Tadooch - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 21:36

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 21:36
I can never forget the story of the family on Moreton. It was around 12-15 years ago. They woke to their 5yo son's cries, to find one of his legs swallowed to the top of his thigh by a big scrub pyhton...Yeah, zip up. If not for snakes then at least goannas and dingoes.
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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 23:00

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 23:00
Heres a pic of a snake swallowing a big fat shingleback? lizard that we came across when we were doing a walk in the Southern Flinders Range a couple of years ago.

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I felt safe enough getting up close because he had his mouth full!

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 08:37

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 08:37
beutifull - hard to tell but think its a dark mulga snake
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 08:41

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 08:41
We thought he was a tiger - one of the dark ones.
Could be wrong though as we were in unfamiliar territory. Had heard there were tigers around the area.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 10:12

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 10:12
it does look a bit like one but didnt think they lived in the flinders

I will look it up
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 10:14

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 10:14
krefts tiger sanke
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Reply By: johannagoanna - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 08:19

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 08:19
Boys, you are making my skin crawl!!!

On a different note, I have heard about the snakes (and saw alittle one last time) around Twin Falls etc on the Telegraph. Since we are about to leave and plan on camping there, with a family with little kids, are they likely to be very active in July?

Jo
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 09:57

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 09:57
Hi Jo,

Snakes are scared of us more then we are of them and will usually move away from noise except the eastern browns which have been known to get aggressive.
We always make a point of when selecting our camp areas to circle the car a few times, the vibrations of the car through the ground will make sure there on there way before letting the kids out.
I get my boy to freeze every now and then when were bush so he learns what to do If someone yells out snake or he see's one...hopefully we never have to put it to practice.
In saying this it always pays to be aware of what's on the ground and around camp and most of all have a great time.

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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 11:26

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 11:26
Ingo, I hope your "circling the car a few times" isn't like what was reported in Bendethera Valley recently (see ThreadID: 69778) ;)

Actually, being able to teach your boy to 'freeze' (or stop) instantly is critically important training for his safety in many situations - sometimes there really isn't time for questions/discussion (maybe the explanation can come later).
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 12:04

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 12:04
No Timbo, I did that in my younger days.... but in a 5Lt V8 commodore in a culdesac with lots of tyre smoke.... LOL

I will "casually"drive around the perimeter of where I Intend camping a few times also scoping the ground at the same time (something my old man once taught me).
The thing with The Eastern Browns Is that they work off vibrations and have very bad eyesight so If anything moves in front of them, 9 times out of ten they will stand up and strike not knowing what it is.
So the theory being you would rather that be a tyre the my son or daughters leg. Bitten by an Eastern brown whist remote you dont stand much of a chance...Prevention is better than the cure!

Have been to Bendethera Valley once years ago, It is a real nice spot!!! Dont understand why people dont respect great Ozie camp grounds like this? but thats another story.

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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 13:53

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 13:53
Sounds like a good idea. A snake bite is excitement any trip can do without. Besides, even though the appropriate antivenin increases your chances of survival, the 'event' usually leaves victims allergic to every second thing under the sun. I agree...Prevention is better than the cure!

At the risk of being very contentious: could it be that the 'hoons' at Bendethera may be those that will one day see others doing it somewhere else and say "I did that in their younger days"?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 16:40

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2009 at 16:40
"could it be that the 'hoons' at Bendethera may be those that will one day see others doing it somewhere else and say "I did that in their younger days"?

Timbo seeing we are now speculating My thoughts are "probably not".

If you are not born with or taught about respect for the Australian Bush then I doubt If one will ever respect it.

In my case of being a petrol head and a "hoon on the road" years before the birth of my children, I used to love fast street cars and had not a lot of respect for the law or regulations. Over many years It cost me a pretty penny in defects and speeding fines LOL, until I simmered down and learnt to do it in other ways like on a track or dirtbike in the bush.

In saying this I was taught at a very young age to respect the bush and have no regrets to how Ive left any campsite... ever!!

I still love fast cars and have no regrets from my younger days "on the road" I only thank my lucky stars I never hurt someone or myself through it.

For the guys that ripped up Bendethera once a tool always a tool!

My 2 cents worth
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