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#4643127 - 02/27/24 09:52 AM Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover....  
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https://interestingengineering.com/science/gigantic-anaconda-species-discovered

I'm not too bothered with snakes and in UK there are only a couple of native species - but these bad boys are something else.

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#4643130 - 02/27/24 11:27 AM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: RossUK]  
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I assume that none of those native snake species in the UK are venomous? Maybe that's why so many Australians live in the UK because they are running away from all of the dangerous animals that live in Australia? biggrin


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#4643131 - 02/27/24 11:45 AM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: RossUK]  
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They can both bite but unless an allergic reaction I would say nothing more serious than a nasty sting and I cannot remember reading of a serious bite by the bigger of the two - the Adder as they are quite timid.

#4643132 - 02/27/24 11:51 AM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I assume that none of those native snake species in the UK are venomous? Maybe that's why so many Australians live in the UK because they are running away from all of the dangerous animals that live in Australia? biggrin


The Adder, rarely seen in my part of England is our only venomous snake:
"its venom is generally of little danger to humans: an adder bite can be painful and cause a inflammation, but is really only dangerous to the very young, ill or old."

No other non-domestic animals here offer danger, though one might trip over a badger or hedgehog in the dark, or maybe get inadvertently speared by the antlers of a panicking deer, of which I can only recall one incident of in recent years.
We have Great Crested Newts in our garden, the risk being financial, an unlimited fine and up to 6 months in prison for disturbing these protected amphibians.

Last summer we had a cousin of my wife visiting from Perth, Western Australia, and she was surprised to see me demolishing an old shed wearing no protection other than work gloves. Where she lives full body protection would be mandatory what with all the nasty beasties that would take refuge in such a construction.

I did get a bit of blistered foot skin ripped off and consumed by one of our Hens once, but being a domestic animal that doesn't count. Thing obviously got a taste for human flesh after that, following me around with beady eye and murderous intent.



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Originally Posted by BD-123
Thing obviously got a taste for human flesh after that, following me around with beady eye and murderous intent.



hahaha


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#4643136 - 02/27/24 12:10 PM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: RossUK]  
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Here's video.

The link in Mr. RossUK's post won't open for me. IDKW!



#4643137 - 02/27/24 12:13 PM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by BD-123
Thing obviously got a taste for human flesh after that, following me around with beady eye and murderous intent.



hahaha



I wonder if your skin tasted like chicken to that hen?


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#4643149 - 02/27/24 06:00 PM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: RossUK]  
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"The researchers believe this new species existed for a long time, but we just didn’t know about it until now."


That's because anyone who found these before were eaten.

Yikes!!!

#4643164 - 02/28/24 01:48 AM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: RossUK]  
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"The researchers believe this new species existed for a long time, but we just didn’t know about it until now."

the hell we didnt know about it, natives and matutos always told stories of them but cientist said they couldnt grow this big and dismissed the tales, but there are many acounts of sightings in the last 30 years, including one with video of one sleeping near a waterfall. alegely had 30 feet estimated. also
last year https://d24am.com/brasil/impressionante-cobra-gigante-aparece-em-aldeia-e-imagem-viraliza/

now i want people to look for the aledgely giant spider in congo

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#4643166 - 02/28/24 05:00 AM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: RossUK]  
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I'm still waiting for someone to finally find Nessie. The last sighting was in 2021. But no one had iPhone to take a photo or video.

#4643172 - 02/28/24 09:21 AM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Chucky
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Thing obviously got a taste for human flesh after that, following me around with beady eye and murderous intent.



hahaha



I wonder if your skin tasted like chicken to that hen?



cheers rofl
Possibly considering what murdering cannibalistic #%&*$# to their own kind hens are!

The original foot- blistering was caused by spillage of boiling water. I was wearing open sandals to avoid bursting the blistering when the hen attacked. The result of the hen's heinous act was an infection, and the Practice Nurse at the doctors' surgery stated that in her thirty years' experience she had never seen the like!



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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ

now i want people to look for the aledgely giant spider in congo



Australia already has those.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4643602 - 03/09/24 03:58 PM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Blade_RJ

now i want people to look for the aledgely giant spider in congo



Australia already has those.


And few of these


#4643603 - 03/09/24 04:46 PM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Blade_RJ

now i want people to look for the aledgely giant spider in congo



Australia already has those.


These are giant, as in allegedly 2-3 feet across.


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#4643703 - 03/12/24 11:29 PM Re: Makes you wonder what else we are yet to discover.... [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Here's video.

The link in Mr. RossUK's post won't open for me. IDKW!




This guy is nuts! That's already an incredibly dangerous snake to be around without a group of helpers on LAND, in the water it'd be ten times more dangerous. Plus it appears to be shedding, snakes tend to get a bit temperamental during that.

An 1100 pound snake, that is crazy! I've been around green anacondas that weighed nearly 200lb, you'd need to be one huge man to safely handle that by yourself (and the guy who owned them actually was, nearly 7 feet tall and really built, easily by far the hugest non obese man I've ever seen in person).

I'm not sure what the snake in this video would weigh (since it's entire body isn't shown) but to me it looks quite larger than the ones I've seen...

I once owned a 9 foot boa that weighed 50lb (I got it from the guy mentioned above). She was definitely no small snake, but compared to these things she'd be a pencil...


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