Aussie Snakes

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  1. Miaow

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    Thought some here would like to see some of our aussie snakes (including the deadliest in the world (taipan).

    We went to a pet expo last weekend and there were these guys there who freehandle venomous snakes (stage show) - you could also hold a python or baby croc. Here are a few pics I took.

    Woma Pythons
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    *I held one of these ones (they were sitting around a girls neck in this pic)

    Deadly Aussie Snakes

    Red-Bellied Black Snake
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    Tiger Snake
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    Brown Snake
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    Copperheads - Showing the different variations in colour
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    Taipans (2 different types) (most venomous snake in Aus and I believe the yellowish colour one is the most deadly in the world)
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    Hope you like them :)

    Edited to add: If you look up the most venomous snakes in the world - they are actually all in Aus
     
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    Very nice shots. Those have so much detail.
     
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    Odd... when looking at your pics I felt something crawling up my leg
     
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    Very cool. The first two are amazing!
     
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    Thanks Guys :)

    bigtwinky - Well at least you wont have to worry about it being one of these being in Montreal lol
     
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    Mentioned before also they had baby crocs you could hold - here's one being held by my boyfriend (yes rubber band round its nose to stop it bitting (lots of kids there holding them))

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    Great shots! The Woma Pythons look so cool.

    What'd they taste like? :shock:
     
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    Well i dont think i would eat one but they were really cool to hold - very smooth :)
     
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    These are amazing. The handler sure is brave to handle those Taipans.
    Richard
     
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    Yeah i agree i mean hes holding those taipan's loosely - i spose loosely woulnt make them as agro?

    The guy did say the temp was a little cool which did make them more sluggish - though then again he said that in regard to the black not that taipans
     
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    I will when I head down to Australia in a year. :D

    Nice shots :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks and hope you'll like your visit down here:)

    You're probably only likely to see them if you're in the bush or outer suburbs of the cities- where I am we get copperheads and tigers mainly - I thought we got browns also here but according to the guy doing the show we dont get them this far south but hmmm I'm sure I've seen news items about browns down here...

    My cats brought a copperhead inside once where I used to live - thought it was dead and pushed it into a bucket with a thong (as in the footwear) - it wasnt dead as I discovered when a coil turned over :O
     
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