A good night time find

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A good night time find

Postby Aaxel » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:05 pm

I was going for my daily evening herp, when I saw this little guy coming out from under a rock, a roughly 50 cm herald.
The lil guy was really chilled and never hissed or struck out.

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Re: A good night time find

Postby _THEO_ » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:03 pm

That's sweet. What's with the hook and glove?
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Re: A good night time find

Postby Aaxel » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:16 pm

_THEO_ wrote:That's sweet. What's with the hook and glove?


My snake catching gloves and hook, just a precortion(spl??)
rather avoid a bite, no matter what the snake.
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Re: A good night time find

Postby Bushviper » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:25 am

Aaxel if the hook and glove makes you feel better then use them. I would be rather worried using them on seriously venomous snakes though. Cobras and adders will penetrate those gloves with ease.
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Re: A good night time find

Postby imperial exotix » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Nice find.Are you keeping the snake?
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Re: A good night time find

Postby Aaxel » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:42 pm

@ bushviper, I know most dangerous snakes can penetrate them, I just wear them because my mum insists that i wear them, she gets very worried when I do myy night herping(understandably).

@ imperial exotix, no not keeping, releasing tonight. I only keep wild caught snakes if they're under a month old.
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Re: A good night time find

Postby Rodwraylva » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:45 pm

Lovely colouration! looks almost green instead of that dull brown green :D cute little one :D
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Re: A good night time find

Postby Rob Macmillan » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:20 pm

And here i thought shrek had caught this. Lol! Very interesting colour that herald has going on, unless its just the lighting. Keep at it with the gloves until you feel comfortable. No sense getting bitten if you dont need to.
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Re: A good night time find

Postby Aaxel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:51 am

Rob Macmillan wrote:And here i thought shrek had caught this. Lol! Very interesting colour that herald has going on, unless its just the lighting. Keep at it with the gloves until you feel comfortable. No sense getting bitten if you dont need to.


Thanx all.

Generaly, if I'm catching a completly harmless snake I usualy take of the gloves and catch It bare handed, the gloves are a bit cumbersum and slow down my reflexes, along with not allowing me to grip well.
I did an exact measurement of the herald before releasing, 57 cm, the biggest one I cought yet!!
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