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This is a discussion on Snake! within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by espranch Glad you like this thread, Gita. Actually ANOTHER snake was at ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Glad you like this thread, Gita. Actually ANOTHER snake was at the DOOR of my greenhouse yesterday, but I didn't have my camera handy...I'll try to remember it when going to the greenhouse! This one was much longer...maybe eight feet or more,and a different pattern...Betty
    The snakes probably are attracted by the warm, humid environment inside your greenhouse that's why they go in that direction.

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    I live in a suburban area but when I moved here about 20 years ago it was a real rural area surrounded by rubber estates and a swamp on one side. This part of Peninsular Malaysia is noted for the great number of snakes and every year we have many snake-bite victims, mostly from being bitten by the Malaysian pit vipers and cobras. Deaths are very rare as treatment for snake bites is easily available from our many rural clinics and hospitals.I've had my fair share of snake encounters within my house compound, including 2 cobras in the bathroom and one in the sitting room.I have killed about a dozen cobras and one banded krait (6 ft long). I can hear the howls of horror from conservationists but these had to be killed because they were fighting with my dog Roger (who just hated snakes).But that did not help him in the end because he was killed by a cobra.
    In case anyone thinks I like to kill snakes I can assure you I don't. Indeed we have these two non-poisonous snakes, the Painted Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis pictus which have a free run above the ceiling of the house and they are almost like our pets. They shed their skins periodically in the eaves of the house or above the windows, as shown in the pictures.They help to keep down the gecko population, which makes my wife very happy as the gecko droppings can cause quite a mess in the house.
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    Poor Roger!! Nice of you and your wife to be tolerant of critters in the house. Non threatening ones that is. And though I am an animal lover and former snake owner, I completely understand you having to kill those that you do.

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    Thanks Betty! That was a nice little break from the Orchid viewing feast I was having! Even you snake looks happy and healthy. Hope he found a nice warm spot out of this frigid weather we have now (but not near your Greenhouse, of course).

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    I hate all of them. If I saw this bugger and had a gun in my hand it would be history.

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    lol we dont have any here, because we are so isolated. it would almost be a national state of emergency if one did get in lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyofthelakes View Post
    I hate all of them. If I saw this bugger and had a gun in my hand it would be history.
    Me too I hate but it's depend if I already chased them out still stubborn I have no choice I had a bad experienced a spitting cobra spraying their poison to my son 10 years ago not even 5 minutes his eyes become opaque and transient blindness.Luckily the both eye ok after seen ophthalmologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Me too I hate but it's depend if I already chased them out still stubborn I have no choice I had a bad experienced a spitting cobra spraying their poison to my son 10 years ago not even 5 minutes his eyes become opaque and transient blindness.Luckily the both eye ok after seen ophthalmologist.
    That must have been a really bad experience. Very fortunate that your son sufffered no permanent injury to the eye.

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    i love them...hate to think of folks harming them or thinking of them as evil, my partner for a time had a python that was about 14 feet long...as a vegi, the only meat in my freezer was the rats/rabbits the snake ate...i was not so found of that part of it...but it is what it is...they used to go to schools and fairs to help educate kids about them, he was a very sweet natured thing...he lives with the local herp society now and earns his keep via such education

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    I love all snakes, poisonous or not, it doesn't matter. Growing up in the Louisiana I have been exposed to snakes and other reptiles my entire life, I used to collect snakes and not orchids. Its a shame that they have such a bad rep sometimes, when they play such a vital role in the ecosystem and around our homes too.

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