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    Posted: 24 Jun 2006 at 4:03am

i caught this grass-snake the other day got skunked as usual

put it on the floor for pics, then came the hissing Ive handled loads of G-S over the years nothing unusual, loads of strikes all bluffs

but this one seemed to strike with its mouth open, curiosity said see what happens  OUCH   

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alan Hyde Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2006 at 4:25am
And I heard you scream Paul
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vicar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2006 at 4:54am
ROFL, nice one Paul...any reaction to the bite area ?
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Originally posted by Vicar Vicar wrote:

any reaction ?


Only a big girly scream that I heard at my house Steve.

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Paul,

how big/long was the snake? very unusual except in larger individuals. Obviously didn't like the look of you! Lol

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Was it Tony who got a bite from a grassie last year and got quite a bit of swelling? Somewhere on these forums I think.

Just off for a walk on the coast near Branscombe past the place where possibly the last smooth snake in Devon was seen and clobbered to death a hundred years ago almost. The area is alive with adders and I do always wonder if there might still be smoothies left.

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Urggh,

I hate scorpions. That would do it for me, I'd be arranging a flight home! It looks a nasty piece of work as well. You'd be much better off with a hornet.

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hi steve no reaction at all the grass-snake was fine lol  kept bleeding a bit but that was all.

 

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hi rob the snake was a good 2ft if moor and very stocky played dead twice no attempt to bite when handling
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hi Al do you think the grass-snakes at that site have lernt new tricks or have they been hanging around adders two long  i will probably get attacked by a slow-worm next you watch   

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