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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by dblplay1212, Jun 21, 2015.
Saw this on a subreddit. Absolute unit.
Never heard of a Mudpuppy but it looks like a giant salamander.
It’s basically a giant larval salamander
This is a guy I follow from Australia (I think) and he’s posted this snake that lives at his place twice now. This is crazy that he just coexists with this monster
His profile says he’s from Texas, which would make a little more sense. If he’s in Australia, there’s (figuratively) a 90% chance the snake is venomous. I’m all for non-venomous pest control, but a man’s gotta draw the line somewhere.
Looks like a carpet python, which is a common Australian species.
This is why I shouldn’t comment in this thread before the experts.
Yep, clearly non-venomous. But still far from tame and nothing stopping it from paying the guy a visit while he's sleeping.
Venomous Snake Bites Man After Being Sealed In Bottle For A Year
By Jason Hall
March 18, 2022
China Times that he'd purchased three bottles of snake wine -- which has real snakes soaking inside of them -- and waited a year before opening a bottle to use as a remedy for his son who had gotten ill, WhiskeyRaiders.com reports.
The man described the incident as the snake coming "back to life," but the reptile commonly enters a dormant state to survive harsh environments for several years and apparently jars of the medicinal wine cannot be completely sealed, so a small amount of air is capable of entering.
A similar incident reportedly took place in China in 2013 when a woman was bitten after waiting three months to open her bottle of snake wine and poured it into more wine, with the snake leaping out of the bottle and biting her.
Several other similar snake bite incidents related to snake wine are reported to have taken place in China between 2001 and 2009.
Snakes are commonly used in medicinal wine as they're believed to have medicinal qualities and snake wine is advertised as an aid for varying medical issues such as hair loss, vision issues and erectile dysfunction, among others.
No thank you very much.
Can anyone identify this little guy I found under a potted tree?
Ringneck snake. Harmless eater of slugs, worms, and other invertebrates.
That’s a king cobra if I’ve ever seen one
Edit: I will defer to the experts on this
Saw this little guy on my walk this morning:
Take it to the legless lizard thread, bro
They’re actually very slightly venomous right? But incapable of piercing skin maybe? We find them all over our yard in N FL. Usually only a few inches long.
Ive always figured they’re a distant relative of coral snakes but curious to hear what you know about them…
Indigos are absolutely beautiful
Because of this thread I'm starting to learn my snakes.
Goddammit, that description didn't load the first time I saw the post.
This sub Reddit is awesome
It's gone again, I feel vindicated!!!
Indigos are my dream snake.
Also Holy shit, had no idea snakes could go into a dormant.
The Asian cultures really Needs to get their heads out of their ass with all the rare animal/medicinal cures thing.
I love seeing stuff like this. What part of Alabama?
Conecuh National Forest. It’s south, close to the Florida panhandle.
I was waiting for the snake to eat the bobcat.
And take 4
The first snake in that video?
Pretty sure it’s a king brown, also in elapid family
You may well be right - certainly a Brown and big enough to a King. Don't fuck with Brown Snakes - just don't.
This is nuts. They selectively breed snakes to produce 3-7x more venom than snakes in the wild for anti-venom.
Learned recently that people in that profession(no idea if all but at least a good amount) inject diluted venom into their system to build up a tolerance because there’s no way they can do it without eventually being bit
That guy is maybe the world’s most famous venom extractor, can just look at his face and see he’s been through it
Ray Hunter and Albert Killian are 2 big ones in Florida, the latter claims he’s taken like 50 venomous bites
Edit: actually says over 100
Charles County man found dead in home with 100+ snakes died from 'envenomation,' officials says
There’s probably a ton of people like him throughout the country. Not against people owning venomous but let’s just keep black mambas in Africa.
My fear of snakes honestly would prevent me from going into someone’s house if they owned a venomous one.
I don't think I trust other human beings enough to be completely confident that they know what they're doing.
"Huh, that's weird - this container's empty..."
Yeah, no, screw that.
These were posted on the local trout fishing Facebook page