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Old 3rd March 2010, 10:01   #331
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well it seems ARRS is in talks with the forest dept and the issue should be resolved soon. ARRS would not be closed,but the radio telemetry project may have to be shelved.
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Old 3rd March 2010, 21:00   #332
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hi guys,
I spotted this snake in a vacant site next to my house. Can anyone please identify the snake and tell me if it is poisonous?

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Old 3rd March 2010, 21:04   #333
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That's a rat snake, nothing to worry.
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That's a rat snake, nothing to worry.
Thanks Samurai for clarifying!!
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Old 4th March 2010, 17:09   #335
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That's a rat snake, nothing to worry.
Nothing else other than what Samurai mentioned. A very harmless rat snake.
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@GTO: I have only read initial few pages of this thread. When treading off road or in jungles, it is a better option to use ankle size boots alongwith anklets (strap-on tough wrap arounds that will go over the trousers and the ankle of the boots. These are an easy quick option than cumbersome tall boots (which are a must for marshes). Also, these days Army makes better boots methinks or try from an AF source. There are new AF pattern drill boots for cadets which are soft on the feet and tough outside. Will check if available currently. Lemme know.

Have had a few encounters with snakes, a monitor lizard and have suffered two scorpion bites. Will post the experiences subsequently.
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Also, these days Army makes better boots methinks or try from an AF source. There are new AF pattern drill boots for cadets which are soft on the feet and tough outside. Will check if available currently. Lemme know.

Have had a few encounters with snakes, a monitor lizard and have suffered two scorpion bites. Will post the experiences subsequently.
DeltaWing - You talk of scorpion bites as if they are a walk in the park. Would be interesting to know your experiences(been a month since you promised)

On the subject of footwear (and sorry for being slightly off-topic) - for trekking I'd found the shoes worn by NCC cadets very good since they have excellent grip - at least they used to be. Any idea whether they are available in the market?

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Read through the whole thread! Fascinating, and a little scary. I'm still not sure I understand snakes :



Is that a viper ? Found it when we were dismantling the old house's mud walls in Coorg - this dude was resting in a cavity between the wooden beam and the wall.

Do all civil hospitals carry antivenom ?
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looks like russel,sviper.not sure.Maybe pramod or prince can help us

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No guys, that is no Russels !!
Though my first Love has always been Cars, I share the same love for animals. I guess thats one of the Krait species, not sure which one but I can guarentee you that its no Russels.
Russels don't raise their body in defense like that. They just Whack you from Ground zero level!!
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Read through the whole thread! Fascinating, and a little scary. I'm still not sure I understand snakes :



Is that a viper ? Found it when we were dismantling the old house's mud walls in Coorg - this dude was resting in a cavity between the wooden beam and the wall.

Do all civil hospitals carry antivenom ?

Brown tree snake non venomous


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Brown tree snake non venomous


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Ah, thanks! The locals seemed to think one would have half an hour at most if one got bitten. Shall apprise them
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Default The visitor to our house at 3:30 pm today!

Just got a mail from my mom with a title The visitor to our house at 3:30 pm today!
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Seems to be more than 7ft long. Make/model/year please?
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My Guess is

Make - Colubridae

Model - Yellow Rat Snake

Year - Not quite Sure!!


But gotta tell you Proxima, its just Gorgeous!!

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Just got a mail from my mom with a title The visitor to our house at 3:30 pm today!
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Seems to be more than 7ft long. Make/model/year please?
Make: Common Rat Snake - Non venomous
Model: Can't be determined just by looking
Year: Not sure
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