Snakes in lakes.

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Re: Snakes in lakes.

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Spotty wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:09 am
No do not be silly but if they give you a cuddle your a gonner. :)
Just because they have not been spotted yet does not mean they are not here.
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mysty wrote:
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Spotty wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:09 am
No do not be silly but if they give you a cuddle your a gonner. :)
Just because they have not been spotted yet does not mean they are not here.
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To many people are shit scared of snakes when if you stamp your feet when walking about they get out of your way.
Easy for me to say as grew up in the New Forest where there were many snakes, got used to them at an early age.
The only time I've been concerned was when swimming in the sea at Broome W.A.
and found myself amongst sea snakes, beat a hasty retreat as they are very dangerous.

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Doug wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 am
To many people are shit scared of snakes when if you stamp your feet when walking about they get out of your way.
Easy for me to say as grew up in the New Forest where there were many snakes, got used to them at an early age.
The only time I've been concerned was when swimming in the sea at Broome W.A.
and found myself amongst sea snakes, beat a hasty retreat as they are very dangerous.
Only if they bite you.

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Snake definately swim.
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Snakes definately feed underwater. I caught one in a trap set for crayfish.
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Re: Snakes in lakes.

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mik wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:33 am
Snake definately swim.

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Snakes definately feed underwater. I caught one in a trap set for crayfish.

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Growing up in Constable Country, the first thing we caught when fishing a weir pool was a grass snake, it didn't half pong.
The first three catches of my fishing career were the snake, a bat & then a swan mussel (very slow take) :lol:

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The one in the crayfish was lucky to be alive as they have to come to surface to breathe unlike fish.

Bottom line though, in most of Europe, the venomous ones rarely kill a human - in the last 120 years there were just 10 Adder deaths in UK (don't have French figures), most recent a young child in 70s. In fact, hospitals (yes, do go as precaution) do not always even give the anti-venom as that has side effects of its own

You are far more likely to be killed by lightening.

I blame the bible for giving snakes a bad name.

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The French have the right attitude. I was telling an elderly neighbour about the biggest grass snake I had ever seen which had just been evicted from our hallway where it was investigating a dead mouse.

“I hope you didn’t kill it” she said because they get rid of vermin.

Then she spotted a dozen cute partridges that were sat on our swimming pool wall

“They would make a nice dinner”

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Re: Snakes in lakes.

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niemeyjt wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:47 am
I blame the bible for giving snakes a bad name.
Geoffrey

That's a bad name for a snake.

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