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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2010, 09:41:36 am »
Wow Rob, the cat was very lucky it was not killed by that bloody snake. Theres not a lot you can do to stop it happening again, the snakes are there, just keep any grass around the house cut very short, as usually they prefer long grass, and hopefully now if the cat sees one, it wont want to play with it.

What a shame you are getting rid of the pond. You have done a good job of it, looks good. But, it probably has attracted the snake, if not for the frogs, just for the water.

Maybe you need a dog, that might deter the snakes.

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2010, 09:51:20 am »
What a story!! I hope the cat recovers okay. You too!
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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2010, 02:07:14 pm »
Poor kitty. Glad shes okay.
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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2010, 03:14:19 pm »
One of the many joys of having moved to New Zealand. No snakes and no deadly spiders. However, I cannot get use to treating possums as vermin. In Australia they could be a nuisance but protected and cute. Here they are hated and the ones I have seen seem to be bigger.

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2010, 03:34:19 pm »
Wow!

I'm glad kitty is ok!  Thanks for letting us know! 

You (and your friend) best be careful mowing that lawn!


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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #105 on: May 11, 2010, 09:15:47 pm »
What a story!! I hope the cat recovers okay. You too!

Oh, the cat is back to his usual hungry self. Not sure if he'll now keep away from the wildlife, or go looking for snakes to get revenge.  :-\

Must post a pic of him soon, before he gets hisself kilt !

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #106 on: May 11, 2010, 09:27:59 pm »
Hey Rob, someone told me one time, that if you have black snakes, you wont have BROWN snakes.

Now dont take my word for it.....the only difference between the two, except for the colour, is that the brown ones kill ya faster.
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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2010, 09:29:32 pm »
Wow!

I'm glad kitty is ok!  Thanks for letting us know! 

You (and your friend) best be careful mowing that lawn!

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #108 on: May 11, 2010, 09:32:53 pm »
One of the many joys of having moved to New Zealand. No snakes and no deadly spiders. However, I cannot get use to treating possums as vermin. In Australia they could be a nuisance but protected and cute. Here they are hated and the ones I have seen seem to be bigger.

Maybe you could use a possum chasing cat, Brian ?  At least he wouldn't get bitten (unless the possums are really big).
I'll post him over for free.  ;D

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Re: Rob's Ranch for Raconteurs
« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2010, 01:13:19 am »
Hey Rob, someone told me one time, that if you have black snakes, you wont have BROWN snakes.

Now dont take my word for it.....the only difference between the two, except for the colour, is that the brown ones kill ya faster.

It sounds like the brown snakes in Australia aren't very nice! lol

We have Eastern Rattlesnakes here in Indiana. They are kind of a brown color, I guess. Tan and dark brown striped. They'll shake their tail and let you know before they bite you! I've almost stepped on one a few times.
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