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Old 03 March 2011, 01:46 PM
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I'd rather rehabilitate it.
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Old 03 March 2011, 04:07 PM
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My guess is that the thing ate the (baby?)..
It was a heartless thing to do.
The policeman hasn't got a clue!
I simply can't imagine who would go and
*urp!* eat the baby!
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Old 03 March 2011, 07:19 PM
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That's exactly what I wondered myself. And it's also not a hippo. Unfortunately we can't see the head of the food, so I can't say what it is, but taking in consideration that it's obviously not filmed in Africa, where hippos live, I think the snake is an anaconda and going by the size of the food and the shape of its feet I think I can make a bet that it's a capybara.
What makes you say that it's obviously not filmed in Africa?

After looking at the video several times, I'm not comfortable declaring whether the snake's interrupted lunch was a grown capybara or a baby hippo, it's just not clear enough.
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Old 03 March 2011, 08:25 PM
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What's the point of harrassing a wild animal going about its business?
My experience with snakes are the ones that can kill a man just by looking at him. A Western Brown snake killed my dog last year. If I see a snake in or around the house, the snake dies. Simple as that.
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Old 03 March 2011, 09:13 PM
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Not everybody lives in Australia, damian. And even Down Under, not every snake is dangerous.

Save that aggression for the Cane Toads or something.
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Old 03 March 2011, 09:22 PM
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Save that aggression for the Cane Toads or something.
We don't kill cane toads, we lick them.
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Old 04 March 2011, 12:25 AM
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I think the snake is an anaconda (native to S. America) but the video quality is so bad it's hard to say for sure. But I thought I saw some anaconda markings (some spots on it's side) and I didn't see anything that looked like African Rock Python markings.
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Old 04 March 2011, 01:21 AM
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I think it's an anaconda, too, smallpotatoes. And by the looks of the feet of the prey, that's a capybara.
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Old 04 March 2011, 01:28 AM
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I don't know if snakes can vomit exactly, but they can and do regurgitated...

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My guess is that the thing ate the (baby?) hippo, and then the people harrassed it it so that it felt that it needed to regurgitate in order to make a run for it.
... for pretty much this reason.

That poor snake. That hippo (and yes, if it was a hippo, it had to have been a baby because no way could that snake have eaten an adult and still appeared so small whilst engorged with food around all those people) would have sustained that snake for weeks and now it has to go get another meal because some numbnuts had to poke it with a stick. *sigh*
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Old 04 March 2011, 05:40 AM
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What makes you say that it's obviously not filmed in Africa?
How many black skinned persons can you spot?
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Old 04 March 2011, 06:14 AM
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Between the tiny amount of time any humans are visible in the video and the poor resolution, I couldn't tell you if they were black, white, red, or purple with yellow spots.

But looking right as the snake rears its head up, the markings on the throat are characteristic of an anaconda. Likewise, at about 1 minute, the shape of the skull is presented, and it too resembles an anaconda more than a python.

Here's an anaconda's head


And a rock python's


Notice the differences in shape? (Yeah, the anaconda pic isn't the greatest, but I couldn't find anything else that focused on the head as much). Also the skin patterns- looks more like the anaconda than the python.
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Old 04 March 2011, 07:34 AM
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My experience with snakes are the ones that can kill a man just by looking at him. A Western Brown snake killed my dog last year. If I see a snake in or around the house, the snake dies. Simple as that.
Mate, nah they'll sod off soon enough as soon as they see the no birds=mice equation doesn't work.

I've lost count of the people who pulled up at my house and said, "We think we've seen a snake go into your front garden!"

Blase response, "There's thousands of them them in the bush across the street, he's lost. Only lost two kids so far this year, we'll be making then play further from home this year to make up "

I used to live on the foreshore of Lake Forrestdale: First came the algae plague, then the midge plague, then the frog plague, then the Tiger snake plague. Big yellowbellies, you got used to snakes real quick.

Uck, I did the levitation shuffle recently. Walking next door, accompanied by my ever faithful chuhawa, chewowa, ratdog to put my vacationing neighbour's bin out, I heard something between my legs. A gwardar, (but we use that tern for a juvenile Dugite,) about half a meter long, and I swear this thing had a Beatles' haircut. Yeah, I defied gravity for a few seconds, funny how the body gets the limbs well out of the way when you're about to impact the venomous snake beneath you.

So Pippy's yapping, I'm winded and immobile on my neighbour's driveway with a venomous snake beneath me and
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Old 04 March 2011, 09:02 AM
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and? what happened?
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Old 04 March 2011, 09:32 AM
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Uh...what?...yeah chihuahuas have a really annoying bark.
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Old 04 March 2011, 11:02 AM
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I used to live on the foreshore of Lake Forrestdale: First came the algae plague, then the midge plague, then the frog plague, then the Tiger snake plague. Big yellowbellies, you got used to snakes real quick.
I read that as "midget plague". That would have been weird.
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