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Some good advice I heared was to lie flat on your back, raise your legs until your feet are as close to your ears as possible and then kiss your ass goodby!!
Oh! t works for bears as well! Not so good with sharks though!
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Some good advice I heared was to lie flat on your back, raise your legs until your feet are as close to your ears as possible and then kiss your ass goodby!!
Oh! t works for bears as well! Not so good with sharks though!
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Probably the soundest advice thus far!
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pythons & coconuts


you may find
python, monitor lizards, civet cats(in my ceilings) &
coconuts at my backyard!
but I never worry about them, I only worry about the cobras
bummped into them several time, and also a King Cobra in our weekend jungle trek! not nice...

yeah, python usually suffocate its prey first before choosing which legs!
they like to swallow, they prefer head first!
One thing good though, if youre unluckny enough to be swallowed by a python, you wont go missing cause after devouring they fall asleep with a distorted bodyline depanding on what they just had.
Few years back a woman were found dead while the python was still trying to swallow her torso. Same thing with one poor rubber tapper!
Could still remember looking a picture in the newspaper in the 70's, a python was caught after eating more the TEN goats in farm! It just lie there helplessly, it couldnt even move an inch!
& if you do a Round Island Ride in Penang be carefull during the fruit season coz "Durian" fall the sky too!! As a safety precaution, orchard owners sprung net above the streets. just like Trapeeze
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The python does not win every time (just nearly every time!):-

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | HK woman grapples pet from python
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Death by Fish

Sanya have something worse than sharks, pythons and cobras...kissing fish!

The idea is you sit in a spa and they come up and nibble the dead cells from your skin.

Let me tell you it's excrutiating...they tickle like you'd not believe. Some how they get between your toes and that certain soft spot on the sole of your feet. It's hysterical and your chuckle muscles are set into spasm until you explode with laughter and chucklnicity. It's absolute torture. 30 minutes spa time was reduced to no more than two minutes fully immersed and the rest of the time sat on the side of the spa, with maybe a toe at a time within nibble range.

There are so many of the little buggers, that even if you squash one as you get in the spa (sorry about that), there are still so many that they'll get you.

So in keeping with the cautionary nature of this forum, wear speedos, rather than looser short style swimwear, otherwise you might just become a kissing fish addict.

I think maybe the idea of offering a python a leg is that it will coil around one, leaving the other one free to kick about, or hop to any nearby python removal centre. If it's got you fully constricted and is in the process of swallowing you, I fear it may be too late.
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Cobras

I know a guy who used to milk Cobras for a living. I asked him "How do you milk a Cobra?". He said "Well first off, you need a very small stool".
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Interesting critters...

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To be sure

that these buggers don't eat you is simple..........give it some popcorn and suggest the two of you snuggle up and watch the 2007 Labour Party Conference on your portable DVD Player. It'll be fast asleep by the time Tony Blair gets to the stage, after which you can slip off nice and easy and the snake won't have noticed a thing. But do the decent thing and leave the popcorn!!

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It's always the little ones that "get up your nose".
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that these buggers don't eat you is simple..........give it some popcorn and suggest the two of you snuggle up and watch the 2007 Labour Party Conference on your portable DVD Player. It'll be fast asleep by the time Tony Blair gets to the stage, after which you can slip off nice and easy and the snake won't have noticed a thing. But do the decent thing and leave the popcorn!!

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It's why I carry a picture of Gordon Brown and Patricia Beckett. If Gordon Brown ("texture like sun") doesn't comatose them, Pat's pick will scare the bejeezus out of them!
Bless 'em, they have to enter politics when they look like that don't they.
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cool pic!

Guys!
Ive got this really great email picture of a python caught on an electric fence somewhere in down under! but the thing is Ive got problem uploading it!
its in bmp & the command says "error uploading"

could someone assist me
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