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Re: Snake George - Please help save the Cyprus Grass Snake

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Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:30 pm

Some more interesting facts Palio. There are various Taipan Species, such as the Inland Taipan, found in the desert, and the Coastal Taipan which can even be found in Australian Cities and even in your own back yard. However, the King Brown (also one of the most deadliest Snakes in the world) is far more common and can be encountered anywhere.

But let's say you encountered a Taipan. If you do not move, the Taipan can literally crawl over your feet and will never bite. If you move, then that is an entirely different matter. If you get bitten, then you need urgent medical assistance.

Palio, the Taipan is dangerous, but I don't want to kill or eradicate them. Australia is their home as well!

Just learn to respect them! :wink:
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Postby paliometoxo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:46 pm

not moving when you have something that can kill you in a bite is easier said then done ;p

your right but how many children how many adults die by accident from these things?
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Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:00 pm

paliometoxo wrote:not moving when you have something that can kill you in a bite is easier said then done ;p

your right but how many children how many adults die by accident from these things?


Palio, I don't believe we have had a single fatality from a Snake bite in Australia for many years. Yes, people sometimes get bitten, but all Australian Hospitals and Paramedics have a supply of various anti-venoms.

Yes, staying still whilst there is a Taipan coiled by your feet is a difficult thing to do. It is only natural to be scared. But you don't have much choice. You either make like a statue and don't get bitten, because if you move, then chances are you will get bitten. And they strike like lightning. There is no way you could move quick enough to escape.

I remember at school, we had a Snake Handler who bought a few Snakes with him to show us the different Australian species. He had them in eskies, but then let them loose in the classroom. There were King Browns, Taipans and various other species. This guy literally had these Snakes by his feet. I think it would be good if Cypriot students were also exposed to Snakes at school.

Palio, you are just like most other Cypriots. Most of you do not know a thing about Snakes (and believe me, I am no expert either) and make many assumptions. You need to learn about them. When you do this, then you won't be so scared!
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Postby Get Real! » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:21 pm

Paphitis wrote:Palio, I don't believe we have had a single fatality from a Snake bite in Australia for many years. Yes, people sometimes get bitten, but all Australian Hospitals and Paramedics have a supply of various anti-venoms.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/wadeaths.html

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Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Palio, I don't believe we have had a single fatality from a Snake bite in Australia for many years. Yes, people sometimes get bitten, but all Australian Hospitals and Paramedics have a supply of various anti-venoms.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/wadeaths.html

:lol:


Thanks mate!

One death in 11 years is not bad for a state infested with the most venomous snakes on the planet!

I did hint that I was not certain. But the fact remains that Snake bites are very rare, and fatalities are extremely rare. Naturally, if you get bitten in the outback in a very remote spot, then this would pose a significant problem!
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Postby Get Real! » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:28 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Palio, I don't believe we have had a single fatality from a Snake bite in Australia for many years. Yes, people sometimes get bitten, but all Australian Hospitals and Paramedics have a supply of various anti-venoms.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/wadeaths.html

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Thanks mate!

One death in 11 years is not bad for a country infested with the most venomous snakes on the planet!

That's just in WA! :lol:
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Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:30 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Palio, I don't believe we have had a single fatality from a Snake bite in Australia for many years. Yes, people sometimes get bitten, but all Australian Hospitals and Paramedics have a supply of various anti-venoms.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/wadeaths.html

:lol:


Thanks mate!

One death in 11 years is not bad for a country infested with the most venomous snakes on the planet!

That's just in WA! :lol:


Yes I know. WA is the largest state! Please read my post again!
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Postby Paphitis » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:38 pm

Since 1980 there have been 41 deaths Australia-wide attributed to snakes. Several of these could not be confirmed as resulting directly from snakebite. The following deaths in WA could have involved snakes.

In Australia, you are 500 times more likely to be killed in a car accident! In Cyprus you are probably about 100,000 times more likely to be killed in a car accident! Rather than kill these reptiles, perhaps it is better to ban cars! :lol:

Thanks for the link and the supporting evidence GR! :lol:

Nevertheless, this is no reason to hate Snakes. They only do what they need to in order to survive and defend themselves. They do not post a significant risk in Australia!

And Cypriots can learn to respect these creatures as we have!

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/myth.html
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Re: Snake George - Please help save the Cyprus Grass Snake

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:30 pm

...Snake George is at it again,

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/11/05/snak ... rus-snake/

...a new snake perhaps; found only in Cyprus.
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Re: Snake George - Please help save the Cyprus Grass Snake

Postby Get Real! » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:06 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...Snake George is at it again,

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/11/05/snak ... rus-snake/

...a new snake perhaps; found only in Cyprus.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantilla_hobartsmithi
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