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Re: Snakes?

Post by Earnest » March 13, 2022, 5:43 pm

Sounds quite scary.


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Re: Snakes?

Post by marcsarge » June 22, 2022, 10:42 pm

In the 6 years I've been here in LOS I've kill about 3 snakes but the last 10 or so have been getting to fast so I call my wife's friends to come and get them. As far as I and friends can tell they have all been harmless. Today I got my cherry popped. I was watering some of my trees talking to my wife on the phone and saw some movement and there was a maybe 2 meter snake about 5 meters away from me. Thinking it was just a bigger then normal snake I shot it with the water hose, It did not like that and its head popped up in that Cobra defensive. I took a picture of it after moving away. I surely will be watchful from this day forward.
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Re: Snakes?

Post by Rono » June 23, 2022, 11:10 am

That sure looks like a งูเห่า (nguu hao) Just wanted to know what part of Udon Thani you're at. I 'm in the Sampraow aeria, and these days I have to help on a small kitchen garden (ca 30 x 30 m) of the wife for a while. And now I thought I have seen something similar . Color and lenght, no cobra- like reaction though.There are the left over concrete pillars of a not finished house, with the entire and the foundation in the ground. ( we bought it like that)and many holes next to those pillars. Once I put the water hose in one of these and pumped water for a while to see if or what would come out. It did not fill up and nothing came out of that one. But now, seeing your post i wonder: what if???

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Re: Snakes?

Post by Earnest » June 23, 2022, 1:54 pm

marcsarge wrote:
June 22, 2022, 10:42 pm
Thinking it was just a bigger then normal snake I shot it with the water hose, It did not like that and its head popped up in that Cobra defensive.
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Re: Snakes?

Post by marcsarge » June 23, 2022, 8:32 pm

:lol:
Rono wrote:
June 23, 2022, 11:10 am
That sure looks like a งูเห่า (nguu hao) Just wanted to know what part of Udon Thani you're at. I 'm in the Sampraow aeria, and these days I have to help on a small kitchen garden (ca 30 x 30 m) of the wife for a while. And now I thought I have seen something similar . Color and lenght, no cobra- like reaction though.There are the left over concrete pillars of a not finished house, with the entire and the foundation in the ground. ( we bought it like that)and many holes next to those pillars. Once I put the water hose in one of these and pumped water for a while to see if or what would come out. It did not fill up and nothing came out of that one. But now, seeing your post i wonder: what if???
I live in Phen about halfway between Nong Khai and Udon east about 15K. We had a saying when I lived in Texas never move large Rocks, plies of wood without being ready because you never know what's under it cooling off. A lesson well learn here in Phen when a few years also I was cutting grass behind my outside wall near the wooded area. I came across and large rock and went to pick it up to get it out of the way. Just before I picked it up I decided to use a long pole to lift it up first and a snake about 2" by 5' came out and went into the woods. Don't know whether dangerous or not but was happy to remember what I learned in Texas. I would say trying to remove any old structure in LOS it would be a good idea to let locals do the removal.posting.php?mode=quote&f=1&t=1423&p=652711#

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Re: Snakes?

Post by Brian Davis » June 24, 2022, 4:54 am

I sensed in our chat yesterday and after your cobra experience, that you sort of humbly accepted that the ancient Brit living opposite wasn't actually in 'cloud cuckoo land' about the local wildlife. :lol: Mind you, the colourful python sitting in the Tesco's car park was quite a surprise to me too.

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Re: Snakes?

Post by marcsarge » June 24, 2022, 9:49 pm

Brian Davis wrote:
June 24, 2022, 4:54 am
I sensed in our chat yesterday and after your cobra experience, that you sort of humbly accepted that the ancient Brit living opposite wasn't actually in 'cloud cuckoo land' about the local wildlife. :lol: Mind you, the colourful python sitting in the Tesco's car park was quite a surprise to me too.
Yes Brian I will in the future never question your knowledge of Thailand's wild life. You are the man.

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