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Snakes In Thailand
January 16, 2009
10:18 am
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Hi,

I'm jeff from the Boro originally, but been in thailand for a while now. Just thought you might like to see a couple of pics of snakes that i have had close encounters with.

1. This is locally known a singa. Locals reckon a bite off these is quite serious. They are always around here, after the water rats and mice, frogs etc. Unfortuantly, when you see these you have to kill them as we have small children around here playing.

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2. This snake i am not sure what it is, I thought some type of cobra. But i was at the local shop top of the drive having a chat with a couple of swiss friends and i heard my dogs barking, came to the gate and could not see anything, but they just kept barking, unknown to me there was this thing on a window sill behind me, and i only knew when I heard it fall and I see it go behind a load of rubbish.

Called to a Thai family member and he came over, told me to be careful, CAREFUL...I didn't want to be there, anyway it had went into a clay water pipe, he grabbed it tossed it in the air and when it broke... all hell broke loose, the thing reared right up, we both backed off, it made a swoop for my friend, and he managed to whack it with his stick then whacked it again then walked off...lol

Looked this snake up on the internet and came across this website, http://www.mrx.no/Phuket/One_m.....e_and_this...nd_you_die.html one bite off this beauty and your dead in 15 minutes....

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I have since found out that this snake is a copperhead ratsnake which are not poisionious at all.
http://www.ratsnakes.com/Eradiata.html

Regards
Jeff

January 16, 2009
10:27 pm
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Cool pictures. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Wherabouts in Thailand do you live Jeff?

Cake or death?
January 17, 2009
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 16 2009, 10:10 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool pictures. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Wherabouts in Thailand do you live Jeff?

Hi Matt,

I live in a rice/sugarbeet village, smack in the middle of Thailand. 35 clicks from Nakhon Sawan which is 2 1/2 hours from Bangkok. There's only me and a swiss guy who are the only farang (forigners) ere.

We are surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains, rice/sugarbeet fields and jungle. Thailand is truly amazing. I tried Pattaya when I 1st came but that was not Thailand for me, very sad place, I lived in London for 22 years so Bangkok was a no/no...but at last I have found paradise. The wildlife is unreal, it's a pleasure to wake up every morning and just listen to the dawn chorus.

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Jeff

January 23, 2009
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Hey Jeff, welcome to the forums /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

My mate lives in Bangkok, I'm hoping to go and see him at some point when I get some holidays. He uses the term farang regularly, as he is one.. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Do you work over there?

January 23, 2009
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I love thailand - and really like Bangkok, I know a lot of people don't but I think it's a great place - would love to get a job over there (keeping my eyes peeled!).

January 26, 2009
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What's your profession Dave?

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January 26, 2009
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If any of you do manage to get over here, PM me and we can meet up, plenty of room here and the door is never locked...lol

January 29, 2009
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 26 2009, 12:31 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's your profession Dave?

Building services engineer - jobs in Thailand are few and far between, saw one a few months back - not seen any since.

January 30, 2009
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Try http://www.thaivisa.com forum and search the job scection

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Jeff

January 30, 2009
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Cheers Jeff /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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