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Janneo

Had a scare today. I was standing up after doing something on the computer and turned around. Half a meter away was this creature.

I pushed my chair at it, and it moved away and hid behind/under my fridge. When it moved it looked like the body was wider behind the head

than the rest of the body. Thinking cobra i did not want to mess with it myself so i contacted my landlord who contacted my neighbors helper.

Wish i had taken a picture of that snake hunt. The guy stands on top of the fridge with a long piece of wood, wriggling n shaking the fridge to make the snake

come out from underneath it. It took a few hits and misses until success. Poor snake, but hey, you were not invited.

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Jawny

We’ve had several cobras wander into our property. Not certain, but this looks similar. 

 

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Janneo

I was hoping for a response more like ... "totally harmless"  :P

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to_dave007

Isn't that a rat snake?  If so it WOULD be harmless.

Did you fry it or stew it?

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cookie47

Never had anything to do with Philippines snakes, however saw a lot in Australia. The net has come up with a close looking picture of a Philippine Cobra, although cant confirm as the neck frill is not really visible.
Its venomous, and apparently endangered. d20ec12abd6e2f7bd40183464f338ab8.jpg

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oztony

I have "Identified this snake" , it's actually my favourite type of all snakes ...it's a Dead snake , the best you can get ....congrats on having one ...

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I have "Identified this snake" , it's actually my favourite type of all snakes ...it's a Dead snake , the best you can get ....congrats on having one ...
I'm with you...

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Janneo
1 hour ago, to_dave007 said:

Isn't that a rat snake?  If so it WOULD be harmless.

Did you fry it or stew it?

Harmless would be great if there are any more around.

The ants outside are having a feast. I'm happy with my noodles.

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GBT62

green or carpet snakes = good

all others need a shovel first - indentify later.  Have had too many come into the house over the years in Oz ..... then the only good snake is a flathead snake,,,

I don't mind redback spiders on the other hand, One poor one died biting my ex on the ass cheek when it was in her one piece swimmers she got off the clothes line and pulled them on fast., No one was volunteering to suck the poison out :D   ahhhh good times

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Janneo
17 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Never had anything to do with Philippines snakes, however saw a lot in Australia. The net has come up with a close looking picture of a Philippine Cobra, although cant confirm as the neck frill is not really visible.
Its venomous, and apparently endangered. d20ec12abd6e2f7bd40183464f338ab8.jpg

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The coloring and scale pattern do look very similar. I never saw it in that position luckily. I suppose the neck only looks like that when it defends itself (?)

 

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Janneo
16 minutes ago, oztony said:

I have "Identified this snake" , it's actually my favourite type of all snakes ...it's a Dead snake , the best you can get ....congrats on having one ...

You being from Australia I can surely understand your feelings. Scary place :)

 

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oztony
8 minutes ago, Janneo said:

You being from Australia I can surely understand your feelings. Scary place :)

 

It actually looks like an Eastern Brown , in the top ten for most deadly in the world. 

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30 minutes ago, Janneo said:

Harmless would be great if there are any more around.

The ants outside are having a feast. I'm happy with my noodles.

You should probably just be relieved that the Philippine cobra in your kitchen is now dead, and that nobody was hurt  during the episode.

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cookie47
It actually looks like an Eastern Brown , in the top ten for most deadly in the world. 
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Yes, absolutely, had it not been in the Philippines that's what i would have chosen without question.

May have escaped from someone's luggage


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1 hour ago, oztony said:

I have "Identified this snake" , it's actually my favourite type of all snakes ...it's a Dead snake , the best you can get ....congrats on having one ...

 

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RogerDat

"May have escaped from someone's luggage" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my!

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cookie47

Meanwhile somewhere in the world d0e020507ce69043e7fbec7eda478ede.jpg

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Busted Dick

We had one that looked exactly like that in our compound yesterday.  Asawa saw it first and loudly shouted something at it; it then proceeded to bugger off in the opposite direction from us; at the time it looked about 6ft long to me but on reflection was maybe around 4ft long.  Man, it was fast, I am unsure that I could have outrun it.  We have some construction work going on and the workers went after it with shovels etc.  Asawa and I disappeared to the nearest convenience store so I could bolster my courage with beer. When we got back, the construction workers said they failed to catch/kill it because it was too fast.  I guess that it was not a cobra, based simply on the fact that it fled, and continued to do so even when the construction workers were trying to kill it; perhaps a cobra might have turned and defended itself.  Who knows.

Third one I have seen in the 3 years I have lived here full-time.  I hate snakes!

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cookie47

I know the first thing to think of is killing the snake, and I'm certainly one if them, however there are some issue's as outlined in the article below which basically says that more people are bitten by trying to kill the snake rather than leaving it alone......... Which i know is scary in itself. I know of a manager of a cattle station who slept outside in a swag for weeks as he knew a snake was "somewhere" in the house....

https://www.google.com.ph/amp/amp.abc.net.au/article/9310804

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GBT62

I've had 2 in the house (in the suburbs, not the bush/outback) and dozens in the yard (in AU, not here btw)

Some yard snakes you can ignore (or they are too quick and disappear) - but one going into your bedroom walk-in-wardrobe to hide under your shoes - and at another time and house, one in the kitchen heading for the safety of the chest freezer to slither under ...well they got my immediate and full attention (specially when the kids were in the house at the time).

It's amazing how fast you can find a makeshift club when the  adrenaline kicks in - and how hard you club them...

My neighbour kept chooks in a wire pen near the creek that ran behind our estate - and yet he wondered why the neighbourhood cats and dogs kept catching snakes in his yard :lol: 

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colemanlee

I'm pretty much with the leave them alone crowd, but my problem is I have four dogs that would not leave them alone, and as the family is very attached to the dogs, we dispatch most all snakes, in town with a shovel, in the province with a shotgun...last year in the province the workers killed a 6' or so Cobra, was kind of fun as they had never eaten snake, they thought if it was poisonous that meant the whole snake was poison...cut off the head, skinned and cleaned it and cut it up into chunks and fried it...taste like chicken lol 

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Jawny

I’ve lost count how many snakes we’ve encoutered in and around our property in many years.  Every month or so we can be sure one will wander onto our property.  In fact, I’ve had two instances where snakes dropped in from trees.  Makes a distinct sound when hits the cement.

One of the most startling was a viper wrapped around the handle to our gate.....just waiting?

Last week, a Python was caught in an amusing fashion.  A rooster was attacked by the python early in the morning.  My BIL heard a lot of noise with the caged chickens.  After a while, he looked out and saw the python in the midst of swallowing a rooster.  The rooster had been tethered, so had no chance to escape.  Nor did the python as he was like a caught fish.

Yep.  Tastes like chicken  

 

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Kreole

Unless someone takes a close up photo of the snake' head or its neck ribs, then it is difficult to see from the photo.  Even if the head got bashed, the neck ribs should still be visible.  I thought there was an amateur herpetologist on this forum; at least I remember one commenting some years back.  Whoever you are I hope you are able to respond to this post.

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Janneo
2 hours ago, Kreole said:

Unless someone takes a close up photo of the snake' head or its neck ribs, then it is difficult to see from the photo.  Even if the head got bashed, the neck ribs should still be visible.  I thought there was an amateur herpetologist on this forum; at least I remember one commenting some years back.  Whoever you are I hope you are able to respond to this post.

Dunno if these pictures helps in anyway ...  

 

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Janneo

I noticed these marks on the back of my arm last night. Could be anything but intriguing.

 

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