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    Default Snake tries to kill Steve Irwin wannabe

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    Holidaymaker critical after snake strike
    October 13, 2006 - 6:42AM

    A holidaymaker is fighting for life in hospital after he was bitten five times by a death adder snake in Sydney's outer north-west.

    The 50-year-old man, from Schofields in Sydney's north-west, was attacked when he picked the snake up in the dark, thinking it was a lizard, at the Del Rio water ski resort at Wisemans Ferry last night, NRMA CareFlight said.

    Other holidaymakers killed the snake and put it in a plastic bag so it could be positively identified by hospital staff.

    The injured man had a heart attack while waiting to be airlifted to hospital by helicopter, but was revived by ambulance officers.

    An NRMA CareFlight trauma team then worked for half an hour to stabilise the holidaymaker before placing him on their helicopter's ventilator and flying him to Westmead Hospital, where he arrived at 10.20pm.

    An hour after admission his condition was improving but he was still listed as critical.

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    Source: Melbourne Age, 13 Oct 06
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    lmao regardless of what he thought it was..why would he pick up a lizard anyways - doesnt he realise that most lizards can pack a rather nasty bite.

    I was weeding the garden last weekend, grabbed a handful of weeds to pull and I almost picked up a brown snake with it. It must have been laying there the whole time i was doing the garden and i didnt see it till it moved. scared the shit outta me!

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    The Death Adder is different from all other snakes in Australia. Most other snakes would slip away when a human approached, but not the Death Adder, it stays put. It lies half buried in the sand, curls up with its head next to its tail. It then dangles its tail in the air to attract rodents like lizards and small birds. The Death Adder rarely misses its prey and it never wastes its venom. Its fangs can rotate forward just in time to strike its prey. Its fangs can be at a right angle to the skin and it can still bite. A Death Adder has 85 milligrams of venom and it strikes its prey as fast as lightning.

    The Death Adder is the ninth most deadliest snake in the world. The Death Adder is often referred to as a Deaf Adder because it stays put when it is near humans.


    A harmless Blue tongue and a Death Adder. In low light with leaf litter about etc. Not that surprising. More unlucky / poor classification than sheer stupidity.

    Death adders are notorious for 'playing dead' then biting when someone gets close enough.

    But its ok for you A...they dont really inhabit Victoria. Their range starts just north of the NSW / Vic border.
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    death adders are pretty docile arent they? like they don't actually strike unless they are provoked or trying to escape. Also someone told me awhile back that they were originally named "deaf" adders because they don't respond to immediate threats and play dead but people assumed it was "death" adder and the name stuck. The name is kind of over dramatic considering how shy and reclusive it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth View Post
    death adders are pretty docile arent they? like they don't actually strike unless they are provoked or trying to escape. Also someone told me awhile back that they were originally named "deaf" adders because they don't respond to immediate threats and play dead but people assumed it was "death" adder and the name stuck. The name is kind of over dramatic considering how shy and reclusive it is.
    Most snakes generally are pretty docile, or at least they're more scared of us than we probably are of them. Sometimes handling them can even stress them out, causing them to go to the bathroom or vomit. I've had a few snakes and they only really got fidgety if they were about to shed or something. Granted, these were non-venomous snakes in captivity, but I think snakes generally get a bad rap. The only ones I know of in the US that will actively chase people down and bite them are water mocassins (but this is mostly from anecdotes).

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    First the stingray, now this.

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    No worries here. I won't touch anything even resembling a snake. That includes those big earthworms.

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    Lol, i remember ages ago i was having a nasty moment and convinced an American who was coming to Australia on holidays that wombats are vicious and will go for your throat, koalas attack if you stare at them for too long, emus fly, and the one that made him realise that i was full of shit was when i told him that kangaroos can use telephones (good ol' skippy!)

    ps beware of the Bunyip!

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