Puff adder kills yorkshire terrier

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Postby Sean » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:41 pm

LOL on original topic: Won't take the dogs long 2 learn how to kill the snakes without getting tagged.
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Postby WW » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:25 pm

Bushviper wrote:Anyone have a Sawyer Extractor or Venomex which they claim sucks out snake venom. That should suck the maggot out rather quickly.


Good guess BV:

Boggild AK, Keystone JS, Kain KC: Furuncular myiasis: a simple and rapid method for extraction of intact Dermatobia hominis larvae. Clin Infect Dis 2002, 35:336-8.

Abstract:
We report a case of furuncular myiasis complicated by Staphylococcus
aureus infection and b-hemolytic streptococcal cellulitis.
The Dermatobia hominis larva that caused this lesion
could not be extracted using standard methods, including
suffocation and application of lateral pressure, and surgery
was contraindicated because of cellulitis. The botfly maggot
was completely and rapidly extracted with an inexpensive,
disposable, commercial venom extractor.

Quote: "By use of this extractor, an intact and
motile maggot (length, 1.5 cm) was rapidly (in !1 s) and easily
extracted. After extrusion of the maggot, the patient had an
uneventful recovery."


Finally a use for an Extractor!

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Postby Bushviper » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:31 am

Damn that was a lucky guess. It seemed logical.

My second choice would have been a straw and a girl I knew at school who could .........
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Postby dendroaspis » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:36 am

Is she the same kind of girl that has a neat trick with 12 metres of hosepipe and a golf ball BV?
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:40 am

No comment.
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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:51 am

I was never at school with... oh, sorry. Must've been someone else :D
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Postby dendroaspis » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:52 am

LOL!!!! ha ha ha ha :D
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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:57 am

Okay, back to the original topic please :)
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Postby swazi » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:15 pm

Personally...think the maggots are very, very clever. The black bit in the bum might just be brain?
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Postby snake-5 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:48 am

Aha so when you pull it out it sees its own a$$
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Postby Nasicornis » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:16 am

My my, how evolution plays a role in every aspect of life.

Look at this topic as an example....

From puffie and yorkie to gaboon and maggot...
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Postby Robain » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:15 pm

I got Yorkies, and yesterday, my wife & I took them for a walk at my in-law's farm. They were running along the dirt road about 15meters ahead of us. The little one ran right over a spitter! The spitter hooded, and was aiming at her when the 2nd yorkie ran into the back of the hood! She realised it was a snake, the backed off a bit, but without taking her eyes off it. The spitter looked at the 2nd yorkie, dropped down and disappeared into the long grass next to the road. The first yorkie tried to bite the tail as the snake left. The differance between the 2 dogs is the one that backed off got bit on the nose by a 2m rock python that tried to eat her during a walk about 4 years back. So i would say next time you get a mean non venomous snake like a mole or python, let the dog learn snakes are bad for them.
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Postby alexander » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:19 pm

I heard that some guys in cape town are doing snake treatment for dogs. they introduce all the dangerous species of snake and shock them when they get to close, the dogs can associate the smells and stay away. Good for the dogs and the snakes. Good work guys!
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Postby Robain » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:54 pm

I got dobermins too, naughty as hell, chew up the house and the car, and basically anything else they can get hold of. I was sold an electric collar to train them with, it basically beeps then shocks them, then there is a 2nd button that jst beeps. So once they learn that the beep means they gonna get shocked, you don't have to shock them anymore, just beep them. It works well, sort of. If the collar is on they are sweet as can be, if the collar is off, they eat the house! so I have very little faith in this kind of training. Having said that, the rinkalse in the area have trained them well.
They must have been spat at, because they are now dead scared of snakes and back off as soon as they smell them, then start barking. (they even helped me find my escaped tree viper).
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:07 pm

Yip dogs are not that stupid. They learn who is buzzing them and then behave when they need to.

I still think that a "hot wire" from a shocking device placed a few metres around the snake will have the desired effect. When they get close enough it can zap them and the smell will make them avoid the object in future. They dont know that each snake does not have its own perimeter fencing and avoid it anyway unlike the collar you put on.

By the way Robain will the collar work on kids? Just kidding.
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