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South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby fredsmith » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:10 pm

MrG wrote:Does this guy qualify? :lol:
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Not at all. One can clearly see the Hexamor gloves being used.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Cornelius » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:46 am

That snake looks like it has been tamed quite well. No risk there!
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer by far , something rarer than ability.
It is the Ability to recognise Ability

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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Davidc » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:34 am

Cornelius wrote:That snake looks like it has been tamed quite well. No risk there!

And people say those guys selling reptiles on gumtree are scam artist :D
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Mehelya » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:37 am

Those "tame" snakes are normally the ones that beat the "stuffing" out of you when you least expect it.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Groenslang » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:37 pm

Mehelya wrote:Those "tame" snakes are normally the ones that beat the "stuffing" out of you when you least expect it.


:lol: :lol: Sharp bud! But I am glad that the person had the foresight to use gloves!
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Westley Price » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:10 pm

I'm gonna get shot for this!

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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Urucone » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:53 pm

I also want to get my hands on these so called chuck norris pills, imagine cleaning enclosures; grab the monocle with the one hand while cleaning the cage with the other.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby MrG » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:10 pm

Lol, I wonder where is Natie in life?
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby dasie » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:26 pm

Not meaning to bring zombies back from the grave but what happened to our other contenders ? @ MrG my guess is somewhere with a few "tame" snakes...
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby LanceJeffery » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:40 pm

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Does this qualify ;)
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby iiviii » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:23 pm

I wonder who got the biggest fright?
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Robain » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:22 am

I think these guys are doing us a favour...
They do stupid things and get bit.
The Bite gives us an idea of what happens when we get bitten, which makes us more careful when working with our snakes and it also give the doctors some practice, so if we do get bitten by accident, the doctors have some experience.
Unfortunately this comes at the expense of giving the hobby bad image.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Jamster » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:39 pm

Robain unfortunately by some weird coincidence its the careful people who tagged on the odd occasion and these cowboys often dodge death..
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Cornelius » Tue May 20, 2014 7:02 am

Hi All

A bit off topic, but has anyone been watching Snake salvation on Animal Planet? Those guys a great contenders for this category.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer by far , something rarer than ability.
It is the Ability to recognise Ability

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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue May 20, 2014 11:32 pm

Jamster, perhaps we should all just start freehandling ;)

Cornelius, I watched an episode and decided that I won't watch it again. Those guys cannot interpret religious texts to save their lives. Not to be judgemental, but they are totally whacked.

What is interesting is that I saw a guy being bitten by a cotton mouth, and refusing to seek medical attention. He suffered some serious swelling and intense pain, but was fine the next day. This healing was attributed to prayer. A lesson of faith to be learnt there ? Some medical explanation ? Or maybe just more of the rubbish fed to us by the media ?

What I also know is that his dad, one of the bigshots in that community, got bitten by a species of rattlesnake earlier this year(under correction). He also refused medical care. He died.

They are die-hard believers though, I'll give them that. Then again I'd call that an extremist.
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