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    Sort of like "You have been warned" eh?

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    Guinea fowls also good for Portuguese millipede as well as ticks
    Come to think of it they’ll eat any insect that gets spotted by them
    Yes you’ll need a few ( maybe a dozen) but they definitely work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav 110 View Post
    Guinea fowls also good for Portuguese millipede as well as ticks
    Come to think of it they’ll eat any insect that gets spotted by them
    Yes you’ll need a few ( maybe a dozen) but they definitely work
    Gav
    I don't know about their usefulness around snakes but Indian Runner ducks are the duck's nuts when it comes to insect control. They forage ceaselessly all day sticking their necks and beaks under low branches and leaves. Never had a snail, grasshopper, grub when I had a pair of Indian Runners. Let them out of their coop in the morning and they ran straight down to the garden and fossicked for breakfast. When I was turning over a garden bed they would be practically on top of the shovel foraging in the turned over soil. Are geese any good at repelling snakes? They are bloody aggressive when they have goslings in the gaggle. They keep God botherers and charity collectors out.

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    A litre bike riding straight by a nice Eastern Brown warming itself on the highway yesterday didnt seem to deter it either...

    Just raised its head as I went zipping by.


    All these electronic units are useless.
    (I'm also a qualified Snake Handler - remove them from the work sites all the time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    A litre bike riding straight by a nice Eastern Brown warming itself on the highway yesterday didnt seem to deter it either...

    Just raised its head as I went zipping by.


    All these electronic units are useless.
    (I'm also a qualified Snake Handler - remove them from the work sites all the time)
    Actually,As the vehicle or bike speeds past,they will often strike at the tyres.

    Seen this mainly up north with Browns and Taipans sunning themselves on the edge of the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Actually,As the vehicle or bike speeds past,they will often strike at the tyres.

    Seen this mainly up north with Browns and Taipans sunning themselves on the edge of the road.
    45 years ago I lived in Cairns and had a 250 Cooper Trail Bike that I used to ride in the hills behind the town. There was a track that went overland over the mountains to Mareeba and I decided to check it out, wearing my top class riding gear, stubbies and japanese riding boots - it was feet up on the tank most of the way with all the taipans sunning themselves on the track and rearing up as I went past all upset at the noise my 2 stroke was making.

    Similar thing a couple of years later on King Island in the Bass Strait when driving around in the local cops Kingswood, the big black tiger snakes would rear up at the car but they tended to get bounced by the Kingswood bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    45 years ago I lived in Cairns and had a 250 Cooper Trail Bike that I used to ride in the hills behind the town. There was a track that went overland over the mountains to Mareeba and I decided to check it out, wearing my top class riding gear, stubbies and japanese riding boots - it was feet up on the tank most of the way with all the taipans sunning themselves on the track and rearing up as I went past all upset at the noise my 2 stroke was making.

    Similar thing a couple of years later on King Island in the Bass Strait when driving around in the local cops Kingswood, the big black tiger snakes would rear up at the car but they tended to get bounced by the Kingswood bumper.

    Garry
    The tigers on King Island had a nasty habit of attaching themselves to the underside of your vehicle if you ran over them, and then dropping out to give you a lovely surprise (or worse) when you stopped. Ask me how I know this.

    I will never forget once when my then girlfriend from Adelaide was visiting and I took her for a drive up to Egg Lagoon and into some of the tracks around Yellow Rock. On the way in, I ran over a large tiger that was crossing the track and, looking in the mirror, I saw no sign of it behind me. When we got to the beach, I proceeded to drive with a bit of speed in the shallow water to knock it off. My girlfriend thought I was having a lend of her .............. until the snake eventually dropped out onto the sand. We turned around and watched it move off into the scrub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Actually,As the vehicle or bike speeds past,they will often strike at the tyres.

    Seen this mainly up north with Browns and Taipans sunning themselves on the edge of the road.
    We had the Taipans doing that to the LVs up north.
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    I remember the BIL and I taking a red belly black for a little drive away from their house outside Lismore. So we go about 5 KS into the bush, shake the snake out of the bag on the ground and start walking back to the vehicle. Look back and see the snake coming after us fast, heading straight for the vehicle. We run like hell, just beat it there, jump in and shut the doors. The snake then starts striking my passenger door. Glad I had the window up. Pulse deterrents - do they actually deter snakes?
    Drove off at warp speed, hoping the snake hadn't attached itself to the underside of the vehicle. Got out very rapidly back home and peered underneath, but couldn't see it.
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