A tiger snake in the class room.

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A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 am

Getting up close and personal with Australia's second most deadliest reptile, the very shy Tasmanian Tiger Snake Notechis Ater.



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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:14 am

Thanks. Lovely beast.
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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:23 am

She is, indeed!
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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:03 am

the very shy Tasmanian Tiger Snake


Has it had any counselling? I wouldn't like to think of it missing out on a full and active social life.
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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby plwk » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:23 am

For a 'tiger', it's rather dark colored lol. No cat around huh... :tongue:
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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:36 am

Hi Sam,
Sam Vara wrote:Has it had any counselling? I wouldn't like to think of it missing out on a full and active social life.


They are naturally very placid creatures unless threatened or stepped on. Its the nasty human beings who would kill these gracious creatures on sight that require the counselling.

Hi plwk,
For a 'tiger', it's rather dark colored lol. No cat around huh...

They have a wide range of colour morphs depending on their habitat. I've seen some near-white tiger snakes, some jet black and some that have the classic tiger banding in a number of colours. As far as being dangerous - these guys pack enough venom in one bight to kill 10 people. They've been known to kill a clydesdale horse or two.
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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
the very shy Tasmanian Tiger Snake


Has it had any counselling? I wouldn't like to think of it missing out on a full and active social life.


That's one of the funniest comments I've seen in a long time. :jumping:
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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby yawares » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:57 pm

Dear Members,

Tiger snake ??...Beyond compare with "Snakes On The Plane" !!!!!!!!

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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Aloka » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:49 pm

Ben wrote:Getting up close and personal with Australia's second most deadliest reptile, the very shy Tasmanian Tiger Snake Notechis Ater.

Enjoy.


Very nice, I like snakes.

Thanks for posting this, Ben


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Re: A tiger snake in the class room.

Postby Tami » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:48 am

I really enjoyed ...Thanks alot
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