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Man Bitten by Snake 45 Minutes After Killing It
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, January 17, 2014

Posted on 01/18/2014 4:16:29 PM PST by nickcarraway

A man in Australia was bitten by a venomous red-bellied black snake 45 minutes after slicing it in half with a shovel, according to Geobeats.

Jake Thomas, 66, a volunteer at Werris Creek cemetery, was mowing the grass when he noticed the snake on a vase on top of a headstone. Fearing it would harm or scare visitors, he figured he'd kill it with the shovel, geobeats says.

After finishing his work, he returned for the remains of the snake. When he stuck his hand in the vase, he felt it latch on to his hand, and when he pulled it out, he noticed two bite marks.

He was taken to a hospital for anti-venom treatment.

"My hand swelled up for a week, I won't be going near a snake dead or alive for a long time now," he said.

Experts say a snake can keep its bite reflex for up to an hour after death.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: horrorstories; snaaaaaakessss; snakes; whyisitalwayssnakes
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1 posted on 01/18/2014 4:16:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I guess he didn’t know the reflexes work for some period of time. Didn’t know they’d last that long, but I’d never put anything near them or like the guy who stuck his hand in a shark’s mouth after it was ‘dead’.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 4:18:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

"Have you ever been bitten by a dead snake?"

3 posted on 01/18/2014 4:18:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

apparently it was a communist snake...

just when you think its dead...it bites you ..again.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 4:18:52 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: nickcarraway

What goes around comes around


5 posted on 01/18/2014 4:20:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t want to think about how many times this has happened to me.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 4:20:43 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: nickcarraway

Probably just me but I would have been a bit creeped out by the snake being on top of a tomb stone.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 4:21:11 PM PST by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway

Hoo, hoo, hoo, look who knows so much. It so happens the snake was only mostly dead, and mostly dead is slightly alive...

(With apologies to Billy Crystal.)


8 posted on 01/18/2014 4:28:57 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: nickcarraway

Much like my ex-wife, 5 years after my final divorce settlement payment.


9 posted on 01/18/2014 4:29:02 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe another one was down in the vase.


10 posted on 01/18/2014 4:30:45 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: nickcarraway

When I was little I was playing with a dead Cotton Mouth and it tried to get me. I learned young, chop off the head and stomp on it good.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 4:30:57 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

-—old timers all ways cut the head off any snake they killed even if they were going to just throw it into the brush....I never knew why...........I should have asked..%%%


12 posted on 01/18/2014 4:44:58 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: nickcarraway

I saw something like this on “Dual Survivor”, rattler still biting after it’s head was completely cut off — it was pretty creepy. They buried the head fangs down to prevent an animal (or themselves) accidentally stepping on it while it was still lethal.


13 posted on 01/18/2014 4:53:48 PM PST by twyn1
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To: nickcarraway

He should have called a snake catcher. There was no need to kill the thing - if it was sunning itself it would have stayed there for ages - giving plenty of time for a snake catcher to come and remove it!


14 posted on 01/18/2014 4:54:17 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: The_Reader_David

well played


15 posted on 01/18/2014 4:55:01 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: nickcarraway
He used a shovel, and cut it in half.

NO.

You use a hoe, and cut its head off.

16 posted on 01/18/2014 4:57:42 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: melsec

The only good snake is a dead snake!


17 posted on 01/18/2014 5:04:01 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

dead snake bites itself...

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1989148206001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAFSL1bg~,CmS1EFtcMWELN_eSE9A7gpcGWF5XAVmI&bclid=0&bctid=2604848714001


18 posted on 01/18/2014 5:11:08 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve noticed this with copperheads that I’ve killed.

Even seen bodies with severed and separated heads strike. How did they do that?

I don’t touch them until 24 hours after any movement has stopped, and then only after testing the head or body part with a long-handled tool.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 5:14:47 PM PST by Arlis
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To: Bulwyf

LOL yeah a lot of people say that - I kind of like them - as long as I they just keep on moving or they stay away from the house - no problem - live and let live!


20 posted on 01/18/2014 5:23:54 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is why I suggest killing snakes into no fewer than 17 pieces


21 posted on 01/18/2014 5:25:39 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nickcarraway

I was in AZ some years ago and the guys chopped a red racer in half and went to lunch. Some time later one of them threw the snake onto some hot pavement and it went nuts without a head.

It had been at least an hour.


22 posted on 01/18/2014 5:30:19 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: nickcarraway

kill it, then crush the head. if you didn’t kill it first by crushing its head.


23 posted on 01/18/2014 5:31:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
That is they way I do it. I use a shovel, I come down on the neck right behind the head and grind until the head is severed. Then I pound the head flat.

That is what I do to copperheads and coral snakes. Rattlesnakes and water moccasins get shot from a little farther distance.

24 posted on 01/18/2014 5:41:14 PM PST by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

Yep. Seen it before.

I cut the head off a rattler earlier this summer. put the head in the trash and came back three hours latter to find the body still moving.

I have a friend who butchered a sanpping turtle. He chopped the head off and the thing contibnued to walk around the yard. He put a trash can over it, went to work and upon his return found it still able to walk around the yard.


25 posted on 01/18/2014 5:47:57 PM PST by rey
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To: nickcarraway

It could be a liberal snake too, they fake dead and then still bite.


26 posted on 01/18/2014 6:25:41 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Chode

Big shudder...I just had to click on that link...what was I thinking...shudder.


27 posted on 01/18/2014 6:35:21 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Happy New Year 2014)
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yup, nothing stranger than truth... big sucker too
28 posted on 01/18/2014 6:40:36 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Bulwyf
Snakes are fine and necessary. Usually it is jsut the stupid people. Snake don't hunt humans but do hunt all the nasty small mammals humans hate. Eliminating snakes just makes the world safer for the nasties we don't like and ruin tons of human food.

For every snake killed by a human that person should need to klll and eat (or burn) 5 to 10 rats and mice a year. See when a snake kills it it also removes it from our space totally. So don't be stupid and kill snakes, stay away from them.

You can be promised that a snake is not hunting you down for food. In fact, they try to avoid humans. They are afraid of us.
29 posted on 01/18/2014 6:41:00 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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Up`n` here them mountain rattlers will wiggle their tails til sundown-

Every hillbillie knows that-

Them thar cityslickers don`t no nuthin`

then they git bit.


30 posted on 01/18/2014 6:42:18 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Chode
I would like to see the democap party preform that snake trick giving itself a lethal bite in the ass.
31 posted on 01/18/2014 7:00:26 PM PST by GILTN1stborn ( #rememberbenghazi #extortion17 #impeachobama)
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LOL... 100%
32 posted on 01/18/2014 7:10:03 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway

What Bogey movie was that?


33 posted on 01/18/2014 7:16:45 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: nickcarraway

Never use a shovel of a shot gun’s job.


34 posted on 01/18/2014 7:21:30 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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You’re one of the them! I’m on to you! Heh


35 posted on 01/18/2014 7:23:50 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

I just leave poisonous snakes to take out someone dumber than me.


36 posted on 01/18/2014 7:33:43 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: real saxophonist

37 posted on 01/18/2014 7:46:23 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: nickcarraway

I grew up in rattlesnake country, one even slithered into the house.

My dad in the 60s ALWAYS told us kids to NEVER go near a rattler he had decapitated and left to dry out because they could and did still bite.

I have a healthy fear of rattlers — dead or alive — to this day.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 7:50:40 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: JSteff
Snakes are fine and necessary. Usually it is just the stupid people. Snake don't hunt humans but do hunt all the nasty small mammals humans hate. Eliminating snakes just makes the world safer for the nasties we don't like and ruin tons of human food.

LOL, my dad gave us kids the exact same lecture when we were growing up. We were surrounded by king, gopher, garter and rattlesnakes --lots of them. Dad wouldn't kill a rattler unless it was close to the house and woe be to anyone who killed a king or gopher snake because dad was AT WAR with gophers and other critters who tore up his garden.

We had a healthy respect for snakes -- and fear of rattlers.


39 posted on 01/18/2014 7:56:00 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: melsec
He should have called a snake catcher.

I checked the yellow pages. I could not find a snake catcher.

40 posted on 01/18/2014 7:57:49 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: nickcarraway
That's not really uncommon at all. Anyone who knows about snakes knows to bury the head so it can't bite and poison someone post-mortem.
41 posted on 01/18/2014 8:03:09 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: nickcarraway

I knew the reflexes lasted long after death but did not know how long.


42 posted on 01/18/2014 8:03:42 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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Every professional rattle snake handler I’ve ever seen always says “That snake is just as dangerous dead as it is alive.” One showed a hell of a scare where he scraped his arm against a fang.


43 posted on 01/18/2014 8:10:28 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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Herpetologists are reptile experts and usually snake catchers.


44 posted on 01/18/2014 8:10:40 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: melsec
He should have called a snake catcher.

They actually will relocate the very lethal brown snake by law down there to protect it.
45 posted on 01/18/2014 8:11:13 PM PST by RushingWater
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I knew the reflexes lasted long after death but did not know how long

Ok, my question is, when a King snake eats a rattle snake, how long does the rattler keep trying to get out after it is dead?

46 posted on 01/18/2014 8:33:59 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: nickcarraway

You have to crush the head of the snake.


47 posted on 01/18/2014 8:44:46 PM PST by Moorings
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, I remember you, you’re all right. She’s all right!


48 posted on 01/18/2014 9:16:13 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Nuc 1.1
What Bogey movie was that?

To Have and Have Not...

It is the followup to cash in on the success of Casablanca.

Slim: You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing.
Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow.

49 posted on 01/18/2014 9:27:41 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: nickcarraway

16 minutes, couldn’t he have stopped for a glass of lemonade?


50 posted on 01/18/2014 9:34:20 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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