South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby armata » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:45 pm

I have just seen a photo on FB of Grace Wiley smooching up to a large Western Diamondback, and we all know it did not end well for Grace with that cobra RIP. So free-handling has a history I wonder how many people have since emulated Grace.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby monopeltis » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:33 pm

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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Fooble » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:44 pm

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Ultra win.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Quintin » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:46 am

Hahahaha! Its 06:45 on a saturday monring. That post just made my day!!!!
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Deon » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:00 am

Been off the forum for some time, getting my life sorted out here in OZ, but man when I read this I just could not believe what some people are still getting up to. The irony is that it does not only affect the stupid persron, but everyone in the hobby... Oh well maybe the brave should try playing with a Taipan, that way at least the gene pool will be improved.. :D
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Smeegle » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:40 am

Deon wrote:The irony is that it does not only affect the stupid person, but everyone in the hobby...


So true!

One of my many hobbies is metal detecting, and there is a code of ethics to which clubs and societies worldwide abide to, an extract from which is:

I will observe the Golden Rule, using good outdoor manners and conducting myself at all times in a manner which will add to the stature and public image of all people engaged in the field of metal detection.

If you behave like an idiot, you bring the entire metal detecting hobby into disrepute by not being a good ambassador at all times.

As you say, exactly the same applies here...
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Psammophis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:47 am

Now THIS i couldn't resist...

A New member to the "boskobra-kowboys"

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"Person 1" Rinkhals and he/she is in your hand "brave"
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"boskobra-kowboy" She.. never known the Bandeds to bite when they are juveniles.
June 2 at 10:17pm


This guy knows something we don't, apparently the colour variation in a snake makes it bite or not?
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby fredsmith » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:01 am

That picture just sends shivers down my spine...
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby monopeltis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:45 pm

The boskobra kowboys are opening a training school in Limpopo, I think i am keen to go and learn! They suggest you eat well before coming and don't drive there unless you have a designated driver to take you home, wonder what that's about?
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby froot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:59 am

Some people watch motor racing for the thrill of the crashes. I think people watch this topic for similar reasons and I am just itching to present someone with a darwin trophy - which I don't have. Any ideas for a darwin trophy? It can be a picture of something appropriate that we formerly present to the winner.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Eyelash » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:06 am

Going the way of the dodo ?...Would'nt it be unfair to award only one person with it ?...THEY ARE ALL SOOOO SPECIAL !
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby Graeme » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:33 am

Check out the PLAP Club. Someone could make up certificates of a similar nature, and issue them to winners either online or even for real if the situation presents itself. Possibly other certificates for stirring sh!t on the forums and lengthly posts that rival Homers 'Oddysey', without saying anything, could also be considered?
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby BOOGY » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:29 am

How about a turd. A varnished one.
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby BOOGY » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:39 am

I found the freehandle secret........
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Re: South Africa's Bite Darwin Award Winners

Postby BOOGY » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:01 pm

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