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Snake- LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? #286990
08/07/07 12:03 AM
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Watched the news the other day and they said something about Pythons being in Florida. Has anyone had to deal with a snake like that ? How would you handle something that big??

Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: ] #287008
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My brother Haa-Beeb... who is still in the old country....(India)..... sent me his flute......


Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Vinke] #287011
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Had one call for a big snake on a deck. Lady screaming in the phone... It was a voice mail thank God. by the time i called her back she was calm and the police had arrived (aparently she called them first, they told her to call me, then she called them right back after I did not answer directly..) she just told me a huge snake on her deck... I asked her to call me back to let me know what the police said. She told me she would. I just wanted to know how big this snake really was. Figured it was a black snake or something... She called back and said after looking at the snake, that was sitting there the whole time not moveing, they decided it had to be a pet and went to the neighbors, knocking on the door. kid comes over and picks up the Bermise Python and took it home. Guess she was telling the truth. said it was 9 feet long...


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Dtwarrow] #287080
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We usually get 3-4 every year,some are just abandoned in cages where a tenant moves out,others are escapee's. The student's at Syracuse University had a habit of turning a few really large ones loose in the dorms when they left a few years ago. We took one almost 15 foot Burmese Python. Last year we had a Columbian Red Tail Boa in a ladies garage,with a shed,it was close to 10 feet. Months later we heard from the owner who said it had traveled a couple miles from his home to where we captured it. We have a market for all of them,along with the larger lizards we remove, Iguanas' and Monitor's. They are usually sold before we even go on the call. Just last week we had 2 Ball Python's and a small Anaconda that a tenant left behind when they moved out. Last year we removed a Green Tree Boa from a ladies home,not too big,only a few feet,but it was the nastiest snake I ever saw. It eventually bit the man we sold it to. I would have made a pair of boots out of it if it got me.

Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Albert Burns] #287113
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I get alot of calls for "big" and "deadly" snakes. Most turn out to be garter of black rats...


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Barkstone] #287283
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Most of my snake calls are rattlers or rat snakes. But one that I remember well is a 12 footer. Albino burmese. I ended up keeping it as a pet for 3 years. her name was peaches, and she died this spring.
A big snake like that is usually pretty slow with a long strike. You can move them arround by grabbing the end of the tail and dragging them backwards. If you let them bite you, its going to hurt and bleed alot too, and its hard to get that snake to let go by yourself. They are realy strong so dont let them start wrapping you up, which seems to happen quickly after you grab them by the head, so stuff them in the sack realy fast!


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: MikeFlick] #287674
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6 ft. Ball python that crawled through a window, into a baby's crib and curled up beside the baby!

Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: LT GREY] #287682
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Thats just spookey! Big snakes dont scare me but id loose alot of sleep if that happened to one of my kids.


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: ] #287766
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Went on a "baby rattler" call this morning. Customer had killed two in two days. When I arrived he showed me a dead snake about 12" long that was pretty beat up. The long thin tail tipped me off and I made the guess that we were dealing with a juvenile Northern Black Racer. Two in two days....
Walked around the building and there it is, a large piece of sheet metal. Flip and we have snake number three, also a juvenile racer, and a clutch of twenty three empty eggs.
Boy, was the customer in for a shock. First I showed him the live snake, he like to have bolted. Second I showed him the empty eggs, I thought he would cry. Long biology lesson later he shakes my hand and is smiling.
Long to short, he had put out a call to his regular critterbuster and one to us. Guess who lost a customer and who picked one up. Snooze you lose.

Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: warrior] #288031
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Ha!

Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: LT GREY] #289573
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I never met an aniconda with a good attitude! Most burmese pythons are pretty docile but some other giant snakes are just mean!


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: MikeFlick] #289925
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Ive got some pics of a lady who I took a 9 foot reticulated python off her hand. She got pretty tore up. When I got there she was just sitting on the curb with a snake wrapped arround her hand. Only problem is, when I try to post them it says the file is too large.


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: MikeFlick] #289990
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Bucksnort If you are having trouble with the picture send it to me as an attachment. I would be happy to resize and post it for you.


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Robb Russell] #301941
08/19/07 07:46 AM
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I have some pythons and my alltime favorite are the burmese, in fact I have my little one next tome on the sofa as I write this. Out of the big 5 ( burmese python, reticulated python, African rock python, green and yellow anacond. ) the burmese is by far the most dicile out of the lot, but it is not a good idea to touch any of then if you have been in contact with any kind of rodent before as the smell can get them into a feeding mode and that can get nasty. Take a spray bottle of alcohol with you and in the event of getting tagged by one, spray the alcohol into the mouth / nose area of the snake. They hate it and will put in to reverse gear as quick as anything.
Vodka or Gin will work as well.

HTH

Michael


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Scuba1] #301971
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 Originally Posted By: Scuba1

Vodka or Gin will work as well.


I knew if I waited long enough there was a reason to have it around !! Really officer I have it on the truck in case I run into big snakes-honest!

Thanks for the info Scuba1 from the Canary Islands. Wow do you do nuisance wildlife work there?

Bucksnort do you still want to post those pics?

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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Robb Russell] #305583
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 Originally Posted By: MyPestGuy
 Originally Posted By: Scuba1

Vodka or Gin will work as well.


I knew if I waited long enough there was a reason to have it around !! Really officer I have it on the truck in case I run into big snakes-honest!

Thanks for the info Scuba1 from the Canary Islands. Wow do you do nuisance wildlife work there?



I live in a small house on a vineyard here and the rent is cheap as long as I keep the rats, rabbits, lizards and partriges down, soit is more of a hobbie then serious work nowadays. A nice side effect is, I like rabbit and partige and donīt have to buy food for my snakes either ;\)

ATB

Michael


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Scuba1] #307510
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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: MikeFlick] #308008
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Heres the womans hand after she got bitten by a 6-7 foot reticulated python


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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: MikeFlick] #308076
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Mike-

Nice chat today and it looks like you may got a handle on this. If you put a space between the photo [IMG Tag} and your sentence it will not break up like I see it now. But you are ready for the Big leagues now.

Looking forward to seeing all those pictures you told me about.

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Re: LARGE Snakes : Who has delt with them? [Re: Robb Russell] #308770
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Thanks Robb, Ill keep playing with it.


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