brown snake

Submitted: Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 12:25
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The boys just killed a small brown snake in the workshop.
I would of thought with all the noise and vibration the snake would not want to come near the workshop.
The workshop has guillotines and presses working today.

Cheers Scoot. :-)
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Reply By: Dasher Des - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 13:04

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 13:04
maybe the snake just wanted to get tanked or to get something cut or he was just lost.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scoot (SA) - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 17:18

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 17:18
Dasher he got tanked alright with a hammer by the look of him. Tank you very much.

I just thought with all the bloody noise and vibrations this morning he would been staying away. He willn't be back.

Cheers Scoot . :-)
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 13:55

Monday, Mar 15, 2010 at 13:55
Hi Scoot,
up our way there are Browns, Red Bellied Blacks Tree Snakes, all looking for some where dry and warm ATM. The ground is that wet and cold that every time we go to the shed, we've just got to stop and watch. Fysh trod on a Blue Tongue lizard the other morning curled up inside the door way. A nice scream at 5.30 am

Came across a green tree Python about 5 1/2 foot long in the middle of the front yard the other day. He was raised up about two foot just watching me mow. He's probably under the house somewhere now. I don't mind, he'd be having a feed on the mice/Rats that come our way when the paddock gets slashed..

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 06:05

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 06:05
Scoot

No No No
You are supposed to have them relocated
The greenies will be flat out into "SQUALK MODE"
Our better educated/enlightened animal libbers, will be in tears

Personally I wouldn't mind $1 for every snake I have tapped on the head....


Cheers Bucky





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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 15:16

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 15:16
So Protected fauna being destroyed. Looks like National Parks and the RSPCA will be getting in touch with some shortly.
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Reply By: Plasnart - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 20:37

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 20:37
Jeez a small snake you say? I'm surprised you didn't call the cops, SWAT squat, media, etc for such an emergency. This is Australia mate, we have snakes here. OK I kill flies and mozzies so call me a hyprcrite but there's really no need to kill native wildlife if the situation can be handled sensibly first.
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Reply By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 21:27

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 21:27
dangerous snakes around the home, if you want to put up with them then fine. But dont lecture those with young kids on how to ensure the safety of their families.
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Follow Up By: Plasnart - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 21:49

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 21:49
G'day Fisho,

Wasn't trying to lecture everyone on this issue, just replying to the original post about the snake in a workshop. No young kids or families were mentioned in Scoot's brave opening post.

Obviously if someone is being directly threatened by a snake then you would take appropriate action to ensure their safety. Humans are of course more important than snakes. However we don't have Black Mambas in this country which I understand are the most agressive snake going around. Snakes in this country will not attack you if they are not threatened.

I disagree that killing a snake just because it comes into "your" space keeps you or your family safe from snakes. They are not hunting you, they are living in the environment they have always been living in.

We live here and so do they. It is inevitable we will cross paths occasionally but we don't need to kill them every time we see one. That's all I'm saying Fisho.

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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 22:43

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 22:43
Your right that in the wild, there is little need to kill venomous snakes. But they don't need to be threatening "directly" my family to get a tap. Just moving into my area is sufficient.

Their environment doesn't and never has included my shed, garden, house or patio.
And we wouldn't be doing them any favours by letting them stay there. Just like hand feeding wild animals such as dingos and seagulls.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 22:46

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 22:46
Plasnart, I don't know any thing about the Mambas, but I totally agree with you comments.

What some here have been involved in doing really goes against what this site in part is about and that is respect / protection of our flora and fauna.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:26

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:26
We knew about snakes from when we could walk. But I suppose if you live in the city or suburbia its a different story. Neither scenario is perfect. I don't kill them if I can help it, but I can understand why it can be necessary.

Thats why the city cousins got into trouble playing in the hay shed. Dad used to go ape at them.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:13

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:13
One thing that has been overlooked in this thread is that the snake entered a workshop where people are working and there was an OHSW issue that then occured. I know that Scoot didn't kill the snake himself and I also know that he is the manager of that workplace and he has to maintain a safe workplace for his employee's. The workshop is located in a rural area and because of the nature of his business, it would be impossible to have barriers to prevent the intrusion of any wildlife. Had his employees tried to remove the snake without killing it, and they were bitten, the consequences would be far more serious.
Personally, if I see a snake crossing a road when I am driving around, if it is safe to do so, I will try and avoid running over it if I can. They are on this planet for a reason but we all have to make decisions to protect our families or work colleagues from an implied threat.
As for snakes not being aggresive here in Australia, try explaining that to a large Tiger Snake during the mating season. A mate and I were chased for nearly 50 metres on his farm some years ago. He was deadly serious about getting us out of his patch. LOL
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:22

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 10:22
I am sick of that darned OH&S rubbish. Its gone over the top and way too far. Whats wrong with a little common sense. Anyone remember what that was. Stay clear and call someone to remove it. The idea was fine at the start.

But we weren't there so we don't know for sure. I know a lot of "blokes" would just kill it out of hate and brovado. Yet again others would wait for a skilled person to be called and remove it.

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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:34

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:34
I didn't understand the purpose of the thread in the first place.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:47

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 09:47
City schools have 'fire drills' , out Muttaburra way the school has regular 'snake drills' , plenty of snakes around at the moment after the Dec/Jan rains , Swmbo ran over 11 all over 1mtr on the 1 drive of 86 klm Aramac to Muttaburra yesterday.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 15:21

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 15:21
Im guessing if they were kittens she would have avoided them?
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 18:58

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 18:58
get outmore , hate to disappoint you , if they were kittens she would have stopped AFTER running them over and got the scalps , easy way to make a few $.
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