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South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

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Postby scalybunni » Mon May 11, 2015 4:34 pm

Captioned: Bertie with one of his snakes.

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The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 13, 2015 1:27 pm

Bertie looks a lot like Luke Perry in the days of Melrose Place :smt005 :smt005 :smt005

Does anyone know who this is? Very brave though taking on a Rinkhals without eye protection and bar hands. :smt021
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Whitelipp » Thu May 14, 2015 11:42 am

Westley Price wrote:Bertie looks a lot like Luke Perry in the days of Melrose Place :smt005 :smt005 :smt005

Does anyone know who this is? Very brave though taking on a Rinkhals without eye protection and bar hands. :smt021


Bwhahahahaha :lol: Westley only Bar hands make people this strong to handle venomous snakes bare hands :lol: :lol:
Dont bite, strike!!!!

Dont keep it real, keep it EXOTIC!!!
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby scalybunni » Thu May 21, 2015 11:06 am

This Bertie Peers guy is the Bertie in the picture above ( you can read more about him here http://gosouthonline.co.za/fish-hoek-looking-back/ )

"Bertie Peers other great interest was snakes, having been introduced to them by Cyril French, a teacher at Rondebosch Boys High School who lived in Fish Hoek. Travelling to school by train, with some of his pupils, he would often produce a snake from his pocket and Bertie soon became interested enough to start his own small snake enclosure in his garden. Later he opened a Snake Park near the entrance to Cape Town Pier where visitors could see and hear about the snakes. They were all “milked” and so were safe for him to handle. He often bought snakes brought in by those who had caught them and one day, in 1939, he was bitten by a new snake that had been put into the enclosure before being milked. Having treated himself with an injection he went home, only to become very ill later. He died in hospital that night, leaving a wife and a young son. Victor Peers, who was in poor health, died a few months later."
The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 26, 2015 11:23 am

Sad that the guy had to die, but very entertaining how he treated himself and how his "milking" suddenly made the snakes non-venomous, haha.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby scalybunni » Fri May 29, 2015 8:19 am

Lol... Clearly his milking did NOT make them non-venomous. Anyway, I think this guy needs to be here too....

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