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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:03 am 
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That one is from Angelcake. I rember seeing it in a thread somewhere and commenting that it is a lot lighter colour than ours.

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And here is one I took yesterday, with a big lump in the middle. Sorry I know it is a poor photo, but you can see the snake has a lot more black on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:40 pm 
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Here's a couple of my locals.

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This one has had a good dinner.

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This one was in the duck house.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am 
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A python drying out next to the chook shed after the 2011 Brisbane floods (location: outer western suburb of Brisbane)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:44 am 
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Heres a small python i found last night wrapped around a tree in the chook yard hunting rats , just on 4 foot , ive left it for the time being as weve got a few rats that need taking care of.
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This one is more goldy grown than the others we get, which are usually quite greenish.
i think its a beautiful looking snake.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:09 am 
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Wow, they are really beautiful.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:43 pm 
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WOW!! Australia just keeps amazing me, I love pythons. I just suggest keeping the cute little chicks and bantams away from the pythons. Chicks always and the bantams depending on diameter of the snake. Of course the big boys can take a full chook as well but its all in the size of the snake depends on what it can eat.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Hi Cranky Y, :hiya:
Glad you like pythons too :thumbs: they are beautiful creatures. Im located near rainforest so pythons are a part of life , especially during the summertime - there are heaps :-D , my chicken coops are python proof, have to be here or i would lose all my chooks . Over the last 2 years ive only lost 3 chooks to pythons, 2 pullets and a cockerel - this was to a fairly big snake at about 3 meters and it hunted during daylight so i kept missing it- it took me several days before i finally caught it, and then relocated it further into the forest.- no losses since then.
I really appreciate that they help with the rats, as im not into using poisons here with so much wildlife about.
One thing i love is the colour variants we are seeing in the photos, so attractive :-D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:41 pm 
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I do love them, I use to have a Python regius a.k.a Ball Python or Royal Python that comes from Africa. He was very friendly. Out of many a years with him he only bit me once but I was feeding him at the time so I put it down to that. Snakes are amazing creatures but my wife isn't very fond of the slithers and crawlers. Oh well, she is letting me get chooks so she is a keeper. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Haha :laughing , in my house its my husband that cant stand the creep crawlie slithery things, i have a huge fondness for them (i know, most people think im batty :-D ) and often go out with a torch at night to look for nocturnal snakes and things like funnel web and trapdoor spiders.
Ball pythons look amazing- that would have been a real beauty to watch.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:48 pm 
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Another one! just for scale -the seams on the wool bale are 100 cm apart. So I figure this snake must be close to 2 metres in length.

(sorry for my dodgy photography skills ~ I know they are harmless but I still find them creepy).


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:55 pm 
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This one was under the chooks' nest.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:06 pm 
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Lovely ! Got a fair bit of size on that one....have you counted the chooks lately ? i imagine at night time , to a python , that perch would look just like a fully stocked supermarket shelf :-D

How did you go catching that one ?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:56 pm 
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I think they are probably eating eggs and mice rather than hens. No large lumps in them anyway!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:14 pm 
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Wish i could say the same for the ones here lately, dont think they know what eggs are....they do however know what a good meal a decent sized pullet is ....i removed another python the other day, wish i took a piccie as it had really beautiful markings, we measured it (i held the bitey end :-D ) , just on 2 meters and actively hunting 6 month old pullets....i took it for a drive out to the end of our valley (about 8 kms) let it go into the rainforest near a creek.....the local wrens were not happy.


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From todays paper.

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/an ... 34qzh.html

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