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Catching Wild Rabbits using Snakes: BAREHANDED Rabbit Catch

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by meister, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    This was discussed at some length on the "Finding Bigfoot" thread some months back. I remarked there that the principle was no different from using ferrets to flush out rabbits. The big difference is if a ferret nips you, you are merely nipped. If a tiger snake nails you, you are very likely to die unless you can get immediate medical attention. The red-bellied black snake is venomous, but bites are only infrequently lethal.
     


  3. Henry Carter

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    Being someone who runs in to all of these snakes plus plenty of Eastern browns (more venomous again) while fly fishing the back country in Australia, the best advice I can give is leave them alone and they'll leave you alone. And watch where you are stepping.

    No need to use snakes to flush out rabbits, they are everywhere on dusk and dawn in the country. Get your rifle out and take aim.
     


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    ^I've heard that coastal taipans can be very aggressive and will often attack seemingly without provocation. Is this not true?
     


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    Not sure sorry, we only have Taipans up in the north of the country, I'm quite a ways down south near Canberra (Australia's Capital).
     


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    Yes they are vicious - the most dangerous snake in the world. Fast killer.
     
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    I have heard that the Inland Taipan aka "the Fierce Snake" has the deadliest venom of all terrestrial snakes (as opposed to sea snakes). However, they inhabit remote areas of Australia where human contact is unlikely. A chap I was telephone buddies with, a fellow enthusiast of Tosa dogs, used to say that he wanted to get an Inland Taipan as a pet. Maybe he did, and that's why I haven't heard from him in some years!

    It is quite amazing how cheaply some of the world's deadliest serpents can be acquired by private parties. It's certainly nothing I would want to do, that's for sure!
     


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    Australian Customs is always discovering animal/bird/reptile smugglers - but I suspect even they would baulk at taipans.
     


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    ^A fun video! Rather diminutive looking wild swine, must be youngsters, I imagine.
     


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