Snake bite....!

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  1. 1ObsessedHunter

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    OMG!!!! This is gruesome!
     
  2. Mike70560

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    Actually it is a Snouted Cobra.

    The snouted cobra is a relatively large species. Adult specimens average between 1.2 and 1.8 metres (3.9 and 5.9 ft) in length, but they may reach lengths of 2.5 metres (8.2 ft). Colouration of dorsal scales may vary from yellowish to greyish-brown, dark brown or blue-black. Ventral scale colouration is yellow with darker mottles. A banded phase occurs throughout the species' range and is blue-black with 7-11 yellow to yellow-brown cross bars, the lighter bands being half the width of the darker bands.
     
  3. bluey

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    thanks mike
    and it can flatten it s head out (hooded) like the rest of the cobra specie .
     
  4. FerRGarza

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    Those are some graphic pics! An excellent reason to get Global Rescue!
     
  5. observe

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    knock-knock....

    if i had to meet this guy unexpectedly at the door,there would be some sh....t happening..
    [most of it probably mine! lol]

    king cobra?

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    Was this during your stay in Africa? very impressive size of snake
     
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    On my recent Buffalo Hunt in Limpopo, on the first day, around 4:30 as we where tracking the Buffalo. The apprentice PH yells snake. As I'm from Northern Alberta I haven't seen a snake in 15 years. I just stand there and say neat. My PH yells shoot it,shoot it, turns out to be a Snooted Cobra about 6 feet long. I guess I have a lot to learn about snakes.
     
  8. DOC-404

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    ..definitely..! Ek bekak my net daar..! :shocked:
     
  9. observe

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    good night kitty....

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    Or as we call kitties- coyote candy!
     
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    :cryingcry:
     
  12. observe

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    snake vs bird :zen:

     
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    gutsy effort by the bird
    l wonder what the snake had in its neck
    my money is on either the birds mate or its egg.
     
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    Has to be the egg.
     
  15. Russel. G. Keith

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    Hi Guys
    I never had to much of a problem with snakes in fact in fact I have always been one of those "strange" people who grew up catching snakes in Africa.
    The Black mamba is bad news and he "knows" it.
    Puff adder is fat and in no hurry to get out of the way and a bite from him . Well you have seen the results above.
    They do say that the one that has hurt you the most is the one you pay closest attention to..................
    As a young lad I got hit in the eyes (my fault I was trying to catch him ) by a spitting Cobra I can not describe the pain to you.
    Suffice it to say I was unable to take my hands away from my eyes. My friends pinned me to the ground and washed out my eyes with Urine using only the equipment God gives to all men. Possabley the best thing to do in the circumstances before taking me for medical care.
    However I got to do some Gargeling as well................... and they tell me I have enemies as well mmmmm.
    The whole point of the above diatribe is keep a look out for snakes but dont be to concerned about them
    Have fun guys
    Be safe
    Russel
     
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    In my mind snakes are the living incarnation of evil. Give them a wide path or better yet kill them!
     
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  18. Russel. G. Keith

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    Hi Velo dog.
    With all due respect please please dont insult snakes by including them in the same sentence as politicians.
    A snake is at least honest and is not in the least bit slimy
    Keep safe
    Russel
     
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    :D Beers:
     
  20. larry4831

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    I would love to hunt Africa, but I am afraid of snakes, just watched a YouTube on the Gaboon Viper ,it wasn't pretty
     

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