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    snakes

    I was wondering, what kind of snakes are there in china? I know, this might sound kinda dumb but i was wondering what kind there were because i always here about some master spent years in the woods studying the movements of a certain animal and i was curious what species of snakes they were.
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    They have dozens of varieties. Most common is probably the rat snake,or maybe the bamboo snake, but also fairly common are cobras, kraits,keelbacks and pythons.
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    SNAKES! did you say Snakes?

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    Talking Snakes

    Snakes on a Forum! Quick call Sam Jackson....

    No seriously though... heres a good website with info on Asian snake species.

    http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/snakes.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonzbane76 View Post
    SNAKES! did you say Snakes?
    "... a symbol? A crest? Perhaps on a shield or a standard? Two snakes coming together... but they are one!"
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    Black sun, black moon..... yes yes....



    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH.... Tamorra, Tamorra, what you seek is in TAMORRA.......
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    I hate to be a b!tch, but I think she is talking about Zamora, to Shadazar the city of thiefs....

    I'm a Robert E. Howard freak, my bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai Jack View Post
    There is a price, barbarian.
    That scene is actually one of the most 'conan' moments.

    Okay, hes screwing this witch, she starts to freak out and get all demon vampire on him, the sees this, then hurrys to FINISH screwing her, after hes done he then throws her in the fire.

    Now THATS pimp.
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    ttt 4 2015

    Oh no, snakes! 25 cobras collected from streets of Shanghai



    Firefighters received a distress call on Thursday from a woman in Shanghai's southwestern Minhang District stating that two snakes were seen slithering along a road. Within an hour, firefighters had collected eighteen snakes in the area, each of which were at least a meter long and three finger widths wide. The evening prior, a firefighter had collected seven more.
    They caged the snakes and delivered them to the zoo. A zoo staff member said all of the snakes are non-native species and a type of cobra which is a class II protected species in China.



    The wild animal protection station believes the snakes were released by someone with good intent, a loon that believed they were doing right by freeing the snakes from captivity. Or perhaps their owner just lost them.
    Experts warn that releasing wildlife poses a threat to the ecological environment if they are not indigenous species. Not to mention, the venomous snakes could have caused serious harm to nearby residents. Thankfully they were still in hibernation state.



    By Mary DeMay
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    By Shanghaiist in News on Dec 14, 2015 1:00 PM
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    snake WMDs

    Gotta acknowledge this. It's so old skool.

    North Korea accuses Seoul of 'cunning plot' to release snakes over border
    Soldiers sceptical after unseasonably high numbers of reptiles lead Pyongyang to suspect South Korean infiltration


    North Korean soldiers march near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images
    Kang Mi-jin for DK News, part of the North Korea network
    Wednesday 27 July 2016 01.00 EDT Last modified on Friday 29 July 2016 07.01 EDT

    North Korean border patrol guards have been ordered to capture snakes apparently released by South Korea to wreak havoc in its northern neighbour, sources have claimed.

    Pyongyang is said to have told the military that Seoul’s spy agency is behind the unseasonably high number of snakes in Ryanggang province, which borders China.

    “Earlier this month, border patrol units received orders to capture snakes before they crawl over the banks of the Yalu River,” said a source in the province.

    He added that the core message from Pyongyang was that South Korea’s National Intelligence Service was using the reptiles “as part of a ‘cunning scheme’ to challenge our unity”. Multiple sources in Ryanggang province are said to have corroborated these claims.

    But not all soldiers are convinced of the plot. “Some grumble about the nature of the state’s claims. They point out that not even a three-year-old would believe the South would attack us with snakes over [anti-regime] propaganda leaflets or CDs,” said the source.

    Despite the skepticism, North Korea’s Ministry of People’s Security and other public agencies are reportedly urging residents to stay alert to the danger of snakes at all times. In some areas, there have been rumours of people dying from snake bites.

    According to the source, Pyongyang’s claims of an attack from outside forces could be an attempt to “psychologically arm the people during the 200-day battle”, one of Kim Jong-un’s so-called speed campaigns to boost the economy.

    State propaganda has previously proclaimed that the large number of stick insects plaguing corn fields was due to imperialist scheming by the United States, said the source.

    “Of course, a dearth of pesticides was the actual cause of the infestation,” he said. “The rhetoric will taper off eventually because, contrary to this outlandish narrative, few people have actually spotted any snakes.”

    Meanwhile, rumours that a single snake bite could be fatal have led smugglers, who spend much of their time in or around the Yalu River, to buy high-quality rubber trousers. Demand briefly surged, driving up the cost of one pair of trousers by 60,000 won ($7).
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    200 escaped monocled cobras

    Clearly China has more snake issues than we do here.

    Escaped toxic snakes pose safety hazard in east China
    Source: Xinhua 2016-10-11 15:47:22

    NANJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Workers in Nanjing City, east China's Jiangsu Province, are searching for around 50 snakelets, which had escaped from a local farm, fearing the venomous reptile will pose a treat to residents.

    According to a statement released by Liuhe district Monday evening, over 200 adolescent Monocled cobra escaped from Chunyi livestock farm from August 26 to 29. Some 150 snakes were retrieved or killed, but more than 50 remain at large.

    Monocled cobra are highly venomous snakes. The escaped snakelets are about 20 centimeters in length, and their venom is less toxic than mature snakes, the government officials said.

    On Oct. 8, a villager from Liuhe district discovered and killed a snake he had found at home. The local government of Liuhe said it was not informed about the escape until Oct. 10 when the villager's discovery alerted the local government.

    The district government has transported snake-venom serum from Shanghai, and arranged medical personnel and ambulances in case anyone is bitten.

    A search for the snakes in a five kilometers radius of the farm started Tuesday morning. Government employees are disseminating information with residents.

    Chunyi livestock farm is on a river bank in the district. It brought Monocled cobra eggs from the southern province of Guangdong on Aug. 6 without official approval. Of the 1,820 hatchlings, 1,500 survived.

    The farm has been closed and those in charge will be held responsible for the incident.
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    Snakes on the mother****ing plane!!!

    Samuel L. Jackson is a mother****ing prophet!

    Snake on a plane: Poisonous reptile sparks panic after dropping from overhead compartment during flight
    14:41, 7 NOV 2016 UPDATED 15:36, 7 NOV 2016
    BY GERARD COUZENS
    Passengers were horrified by the sight of the reptile which appeared to have slithered onto the plane during boarding

    A poisonous snake sparked panic on a plane after it dropped from an overhead compartment mid-flight.

    Shocked passengers travelling to Mexico City took footage of the five-foot-long green viper as it dropped down to the seats below.

    A university professor who was on the flight told how he helped capture it with a blanket - but showed he had retained his sense of humour and joked he had kept it entertained by giving it an in-flight magazine to read.

    The jaw-dropping incident is said to have happened on Sunday afternoon during a two-hour Aeromexico flight between Torreon in the northern state of Coahuila and the Mexican capital.


    Passengers panicked after the snake dropped from the overhead compartment

    The plane’s pilot was reportedly given permission to make a priority landing when he reached his destination and animal control experts alerted so they could board when it arrived and take the reptile away.

    Professor Indalecio Medina, whose video was today going viral, joked: “The flying snake. A unique experience on Aeromexico flight 231 from Torreon to Mexico City.”

    He later added on social media: “I had to catch it with a blanket and obviously we gave it some magazines to read for a while.


    The plane was forced to make an emergency landing for the snake to be removed

    “The snake arrived alive and kicking, frightened but without having paid its airfare.

    “And best of all, priority when it came to landing and animal control experts waiting for the unexpected traveller.”

    There was no immediate word from the airline.

    It is not known how it managed to get on board the plane.
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    Snakes on a Coral Mountain

    Snakes in Taiwan : Shou Shan Near Kaohsiung

    Shou Shan (壽山), Longevity Mountain, AKA Monkey Mountain, AKA Chaishan (柴山) Firewood Mountain is a Coral reef mountain on the West Coast of Taiwan by Kaohsiung. It was once a coral reef under the sea. It's weird to hike in in some places because going through some of the coral canyons there is no way to differentiate going up from down. Banyan trees grow out of coral reef cliffs It is a very exotic mountain with rich plant and animal life and home to tribes of about 500 monkeys and very dangerous snakes.
    The hundred pacer is common there , especially near the mountain side of Sun Yat Sen University. also prevalent is the green bamboo snake

    I hiked there many times. There are signs warning of the 100 Foot Pacer (think Kill Bill) and the Green Bamboo Tree Snake. One thing a hiker should be cautious of is to grab on to the Bamboo trees for support while hiking because you might be grabbing onto a green bamboo snake. A hiker would be advised to use a walking stick if necessary... and wear thick boots!



    Shoushan (Chinese: 壽山, also commonly known in English as Monkey Mountain) is a mountain located in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the north of the main entrance to Kaohsiung Harbor. It was named Ape Hill by the Dutch in the 17th century to describe many monkeys on this mountain.


    The mountain is made up of coral reefs and calcium carbonate, with evidence of the landscape rising above sea level. The Calcium Carbonate is generally consisted of coral, sea algae and shells, further supporting the theory. Due to its rise from sea level, the landscape of the mountain is severely effected by erosion from the sea, resulting in jagged cliffs and even calcium carbonate formed caves with stalactite.




    Climbing Kaohsiung City's Monkey Mountain (Chai Shan) & Longevity Mountain
    (Very Good Directions, Pictures and information on this webpage)

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    HIKES IN THE KAOHSIUNG AREA:
    If you enjoy hiking or just need to get some fresh air, greenery, and wildlife, Shou Shan and Chai Shan are quick, easy, and convenient to find. Both mountains are busy early every morning with hikers getting a jump on the day. As the afternoon cools down, a new set of hikers will enjoy the sunset and city lights.





    Chai Shan and Shou Shan are both for non-hikers and serious hikers alike. There are so many trails, it's easy to find new paths, however, for the day visitor, the main trail and wood stairs make it easy to find a way up.

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    Exhibition of Venomous Snakes in Taiwan

    The Six Common Venomous Snakes in Taiwan (Partial Replication)

    1. Hundred Pacer (Deinagkistrodon acutus)

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    Features:

    A venomous snake with a potent hemotoxin. This egg-laying mid-sized snake has a short, thick body, large triangular head, thin neck and upturned snout. The top of the head is brown in color while clear triangular patterns can be seen along the sides. The belly has black spots while the tail is a black-brown color.

    Behavior:

    Active during the day and night. Usually lives at the bottom level of deciduous forests with birds and rodents making up the majority of its diet. When disturbed, it raises its head while also making a warning hissing sound and constantly waggling its tail.

    Distribution:

    Found at medium to low altitudes in broad-leaf forests, bamboo groves and river valleys throughout Hualien, Taitung, Pingtung and Kaohsiung.


    Bite Symptoms:

    Within a few minutes of the bite, the surrounding flesh dies and turns black highlighting the puncture wounds. The wound is deep with widely spaced tooth marks and quickly becomes swollen. The skin and muscle turn black from necrosis, blisters form around the tooth marks and the wound begins bleeding. The victim feels a burning pain and the size of the necrotic region depends on the amount of snake venom injected and the depth of the bite.

    Bite Treatment:

    Hundred pacer anti-venom.

    2. Pointed-scaled Pit Viper (Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus)

    Features:

    A medium-sized venomous snake with a potent hemotoxin. The back is a brown or tan-brown color, with three rows of irregular dark-tan colored round patches.

    Behavior:

    Active at night. Inhabits abandoned houses and log piles. Feeds on birds, rodents, frogs and lizards. When disturbed, it raises its head and coils its body. The tail waggling restlessly is a sign that it is about to attack.



    3. Chinese Green Tree Viper (Trimeresurus stejnegeri stejnegeri)


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    Features:

    A small venomous snake with a potent hemotoxin. It has a thin neck, large triangular head, green body and red eyes. There is a white or two red-white lines running along either side of the body. Due to its brick red colored tail, it's also known as the Red Tail.

    Behavior:

    Ovoviviparous, mainly active at night and is found coiled around branches in brushwood. Diet consists mainly of birds, rodents and frogs. When disturbed, it raises its head and coils its body. The tails waggling restlessly is a sign that it is about to attack.

    Distribution:

    Found at medium and low altitudes in brushwood, bamboo groves, mountain gullies, river valleys and dry farmland throughout Taiwan.

    Bite Symptoms:

    When bitten, black puncture marks can be seen. The surrounding area quickly becomes swollen, with the skin and muscle turning necrotic and blisters forming in the surroundings. The wound bleeds and feels as if on fire.

    Bite Treatment:

    Pit Viper or Green Tree Viper anti-venom.

    4. Russell's Viper (Vipera russellii formosensis)

    Features:

    A medium-sized venomous snake with a toxin that is both hemorrhagic and neurotoxic. There are three rows of a chain pattern along the back made up of round patches that have a grayish-white border and brown or dark brown inside. The belly is white and covered with small black spots.

    Behavior:

    Ovoviviparous, feeds on rodents. It moves slowly with a lateral motion. When disturbed, it coils into a circle, makes a hissing sound and makes sudden strikes.

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    5. Banded Krait (Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus)

    Features:

    A snake with the most deadly neurotoxin among terrestrial venomous snakes. It is relatively placid and rarely attacks human unless wounded or threatened. The head is an oval shape while the back has a very distinctive black and white banded pattern.

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    6. Common Cobra (Naja naja atra)

    Features:

    A medium-to-large sized snake with neurotoxic venom. May be tan-brown, brown or dark brown in color. Those with a black belly tend to be larger in size and the head is usually oval in shape.

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    Monkey Battles Cobra (猴子大戰眼鏡蛇)





    This could be Shou Shan 壽山 but maybe it isn't.
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