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Check your shoes! Baby snakes could be lurking inside!

 

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Image: Thai Rath

 

Thais have been urged to check their footwear after a baby cobra was found lurking in a child's shoe. 

 

The very hot weather in Thailand at the moment means that animals such as snakes are trying to find anywhere for a bit of cool shade. 

 

Jakchai Banyensakul went on Facebook to say it was lucky that his elder brother's child was not bitten by the baby cobra. 

 

Dad saw it in time. 

 

He warned people to watch out for snakes - even in their shoes!

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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Definitely a risk. Frogs like to sneak into my jogging shoes to hang out, so I suppose that's further incentive for the snakes to take refuge there. Hade a fairly large spitting cobra in our yard a week ago in Hua Hin. Spat at my wife, but luckily it only got on her hand. The week before that a neighbor was bitten (probably by the same snake) and had to spend several days in the hospital.

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22 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

I have a snake dog.  She is worth every penny of her food and upkeep.  Found two Malayan Pit Vipers this week.  She has a snake bark and she points till I tell her to back off and I take care of the snake. 

 

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how do you "take care" of ze snake?

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44 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

He warned people to watch out for snakes - even in their shoes!

Ready made snakeskin shoes then ..

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5 minutes ago, YTP said:

how do you "take care" of ze snake?

Call the snake guy if have time if not I pretend I am a Saudi. 

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44 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

I have a snake dog.  She is worth every penny of her food and upkeep.  Found two Malayan Pit Vipers this week.  She has a snake bark and she points till I tell her to back off and I take care of the snake. 

 

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I thought you said you lived in a condo in Bangna....

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2 minutes ago, smutcakes said:

I thought you said you lived in a condo in Bangna....

House next to a jungle

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There's lots of scary critters lurking about in Thailand. Look what just landed near me! Urgh!20190427_193430-1.jpg

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2 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

Ready made snakeskin shoes then ..

Easy fix. Just get a large plastic storage tub with a top that snaps shut and have everyone place their shoes in it when they get home and ensure the top is secure. No more "anything" in your shoes. 

 

Also, it's wise to place moth balls around the outside of your home as it deters snakes, spiders and other "critters". Placing them in Mason jars and punching holes in the top will make them last longer but it's a quick and easy thing to do to reduce the number of times you need to encounter something harmful in your home. 

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Easy fix. Just get a large plastic storage tub with a top that snaps shut and have everyone place their shoes in it when they get home and ensure the top is secure. No more "anything" in your shoes. 
 
Also, it's wise to place moth balls around the outside of your home as it deters snakes, spiders and other "critters". Placing them in Mason jars and punching holes in the top will make them last longer but it's a quick and easy thing to do to reduce the number of times you need to encounter something harmful in your home. 

Moth balls that's a new one. I was told to put lemons next to the door. I also used plasticine to seal all the tiny gaps in the walls and entrances. Still every year I seem to have a close encounter with a snake. Inside and outside the house. The thing to remember is they won't bite you unless you step on them. Snakes are more scared of you than you are of them. Saying that though someone down my street last year had one slithering around upstairs outside their bedroom.

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Mothballs are poison.  I put a bunch in the attic and had to pay a guy with a gas mask to remove them.  Think twice.  Ask the wife to smell before applying.  

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9 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Mothballs are poison.  I put a bunch in the attic and had to pay a guy with a gas mask to remove them.  Think twice.  Ask the wife to smell before applying.  

Well you just might have put far too many in your attic. 🙂 Snakes and other critters have a far better sense of smelling that us humanoids. It doesn't take many to dissuade them yet it won't bother humans at all. 

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