Tassie

Discussion in 'Tas' started by BrianK, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    Re the rain. If you did it in a 70s Kombi it would've been Bay Wetterer.
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of snakes either. You’d have to trip over/ stand on a tiger snake, corner or disturb them to make them angry, so if you keep alert, you’ll be OK. ;)

    There are more aggro snakes that don’t give you as much warning, and not the time to retreat.......:eek:
     
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  3. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Facts from a local, Three types of snake in Tas. Copper Head, Tiger and White lipped snake. All poisonous, White lipped snake is tiny and you will rarely see it. Tiger and copper head can both be black (and no visible stripes) and also be red underneath.

    Tigers are the nasty ones but most copper heads will run rather than bite. Make lots of noise as you go through the bush, they will avoid you.

    Nearly everyone who gets bitten is trying to kill them. Back away slowly.
    You'll be fine.

    Adrian
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Adrian,

    I was referring to the more aggro snakes of the mainland, not in Tassie. ;)
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Venomous ;)

    Not poisonous, so safe to eat :)

    No taipan or death adder ?
     
  6. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No need to be sorry, they still scare the bejesus out of you, and there are a lot of them. But not to the extent you need to be scared to get out of the car.

    Adrian
     
  7. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    No,more snake talk please or I’m not getting out of this van again. I hate them but I always keep a look out for them.
     
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  8. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sssssssssorrrry Brian.

    Adrian
     
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  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    So I shouldn't discuss how snakes seek shelter inside during heavy rain?
     
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  10. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Been loafing around on Bruny Island past 3 days. Heading of tomoz to have look see on Mt Wellington. Then a few other things Cathy wants to see. Left home with a sore back and still in lots of pain. Only comfort is when lying down. Get out of work that way. Oh well, it will go away again when it’s ready. The joys of very heavy work when was younger.
     
  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Loved Bruny Is. the Cheese factory had an awesome menu and locally brewed ale as well....could’ve just stayed there :D
    Mt Wellington is a nice loooong uphill climb for a kombi ! Pack a windbreaker, it can blow a gale up there !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the wife has just booked for a trekking holiday on Flinders Island

    Should be interesting
     
  13. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Come on Brian. Snakes in SA. When we met first time at Princess Margaret Caves we were walking along a path and there was a snake warning sign, and right on cue there was a snake. Handy that it was signposted!
     
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  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That was a snake warning sign....?
    I always thought it meant , “winding road”.......
    Sheesh, lots of big snakes in our travels then ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  15. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    I feel safe already.

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  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from any tropical jungle in tassie Bwian. ;)
     

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