Third one this month

Third one this month

Postby Psychogav » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:18 pm

This is the 3rd Afroc we have come across this month in the Stanger area, all have been removed from potentially harmful situations and after a delousing have been released. But they are such lovely snakes with the softest skin.
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:04 pm

This is a great thing you are doing! Were the other pythons a similar size?
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Psychogav » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:24 pm

Yeah they were all exactly the same size. Beautiful and lovely natured
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Fooble » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:05 pm

In which situations/environments are you finding these snakes?
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Re: Third one this month

Postby dazz » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:15 pm

Good on you bud..keep up the good work
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Psychogav » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:59 pm

Two of them were found surrounded by a group of people throwing all sorts of things at them and one was found in a pumphouse where the workers were refusing to work unless the snake was removed. We are happy they are safe and sound and dropped at a reserve nearby.
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Fooble » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:05 pm

Always good to hear a safe ending.

Psychogav were any in the area of any sugarcane fields as when the burn the cane generally flushes ALL animals out.
interesting thought though.
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Rob » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:03 pm

There was another found round the corner at Zimbali recently. Much bigger than these though, around 2m or so.
Was not killed, someone was called to remove it.
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Re: Third one this month

Postby Psychogav » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:43 pm

I have stood by the burning cane and nothing seems to come out the other side, I get the impression everything goes underground when the cane burns, either that or it gets cooked. I will keep an eye out when they burn just in case. These three had unfortunately stumbled upon civilization (sic) though. There do seem to be a lot of them around at the moment though.
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Re: Third one this month

Postby rolandslf » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:59 am

@ Rob - The one found at Zimbali was 3,2 m. No one was called to collect it. We released or rezoned it to another area of the Estate.
It was caught coming through the electrified fence on the 23rd May 2009. It did not suffer any injuries, unlike the one in February 2008 which was electrocuted when trying to come through the fence.

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