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Offline Untidy Shop

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Mowing and Snakes
« on: November 07, 2016, 01:09 AM »
Headphones on, drifting along to 80s  music  as I mow around the dam edge. The semi conscious reminds me it's November; snake time! What's that curling around the mowers front dolly wheel ? F_ _ _ _,   it's the tail of an Australian Copperhead. I back off quickly and we both go our respective  ways.   [eek] In the snakes case quickly away from that big vibrating monster.


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« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 02:32 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Kev

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 02:21 AM »
Just last week I was relaxing with a book and a wolf spider ran up my arm and bit me before I had a chance to shake it off. Fortunately for me their venom is nothing lethal ... unfortunately for the spider my foot was extremely lethal !!

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 02:34 AM »
 [scared] Boy, makes me glad the biggest threat I have to face in my garden is a blackbird crapping all over the place.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 02:35 AM »
Just last week I was relaxing with a book and a wolf spider ran up my arm and bit me before I had a chance to shake it off. Fortunately for me their venom is nothing lethal ... unfortunately for the spider my foot was extremely lethal !!
@Kev
Hope you did not spill the Whisky? Or was it Shiraz?  [smile]

@Alex
Yep, we have them too! Had to clean Crow junk off the car windscreen this morning. Quite a day for nature here today!  [eek]
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 02:40 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Kev

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 02:40 AM »
Just last week I was relaxing with a book and a wolf spider ran up my arm and bit me before I had a chance to shake it off. Fortunately for me their venom is nothing lethal ... unfortunately for the spider my foot was extremely lethal !!
@Kev
Hope  you did not spill the Whisky? Or was it Shiraz?
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@Untidy Shop is was a drop from Mildura I've taken a serious liking to recently ... https://shinasestate.com/wines/the-executioner/

Not sure if the spider actually died from the trauma of the blow or possibly alcohol poisoning from biting me [big grin]

Offline Kev

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 02:44 AM »
[scared] Boy, makes me glad the biggest threat I have to face in my garden is a blackbird crapping all over the place.

@Alex it was a long time ago, but I was once knocked off my bicycle by Magpies in Sydney. Plus the Kookaburras here use psychological warfare on you at 4:30am [mad]

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 02:46 AM »
I'm standing in front of the carport at one end of the house, the dog is trotting towards me across the lawn from the other side of the house. As she passes the front door she suddenly jumps sideways as a brown snake strikes at her.

I wasn't sure that the snake missed but I was really surprised at how fast a dog can react when threatened.

Called the dog to make sure that she didn't retaliate and looked for the snake but it was gone. It had been in the grass 10' from the front door.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 02:56 AM »
Just for you @Kev
Remember they do hunt for snakes.  [big grin]
I wish they were my wake up call, the crows have even taken over from the magpies (No I am not talking about footy )!



@Bohdan
Glad your dog was OK.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 02:58 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline bkharman

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 07:48 AM »
Now I am singing the song "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree" and most likely will all day!

Cheers and stay away from the creepy crawlers!

Bryan


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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 11:55 AM »
[scared] Boy, makes me glad the biggest threat I have to face in my garden is a blackbird crapping all over the place.

@Alex it was a long time ago, but I was once knocked off my bicycle by Magpies in Sydney. Plus the Kookaburras here use psychological warfare on you at 4:30am [mad]

Not surprised since everything animal or plant life in Australia is trying to kill you, isn't that what they say?

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Mowing and Snakes
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2016, 01:31 AM »
Now I am singing the song "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree" and most likely will all day!
Cheers and stay away from the creepy crawlers!

Bryan
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Hi Bryan,  @bkharman

Thought that song might just be out of your head by now.  [eek] So this is just for you! Yes it's the corniest version I could find?  [smile] Its also incorrect re the whistle.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 01:40 AM by Untidy Shop »
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“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values