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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Oh my word Mashona : ..that horn sure does suit you....
Well done

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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:21 am 
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THANKS MN

to be honest when you phoned yesterday to say I had a "horn" thought there was another meaning...!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks, does this mean that by having said "horn" I have now achieved amazing heights within this community?

Must add it to my CV!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:23 am 
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I'd e careful how you word that one Mashona


well done on your newest achievement

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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:39 pm 
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Oh oh, here a part of my TR

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And a snake on the road.

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Brake, reverse. To have a closer look. And then Murphys Law. The snake went under the bus and came not out. Oh no! Later, Madach told us, that he had a few seconds before a chat to Allister, about a forumite, who had also a snake hiding under / in the car. So we thought, our snake is now in the engine. What to do? Allister jumped carefully from the truck and took a look under the bus. No sighting of these !"§$%& snake. An upcoming offroader stopped, 4 typical (for me) south africans jumped out and asked to help. We also climbed from the bus. Big pow wow. We unlock the cabin to have a look in the engine. And right, here is the snake.

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After a few moments the snake decided to leave this place. Some of us take the chance to shot some close ups of the boomslang.

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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:25 pm 
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LMHO

Parking next to a snake is asking it to climb aboard.

You are just lucky Toddy, that it got out again!

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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Sorry, but I cannot see the funny side of this story at all.


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:26 pm 
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Hi Mashona, Great report with a sad ending... Why did they kill the snake? Was it injured and did they put it out of it's misery?


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:30 pm 
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After the idiot in the 4x4 had driven over the Cobra and broken its back its days were numbered
Getting caught in the fan belt gears could not have been very healthy for it either

Again, very sad


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:40 pm 
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No sense of humour?

At least this snake slithered off to live another day.

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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
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Thanks for the reply Mashona! I agree, they did the right thing. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:31 am 
…and you also have to agree that the account of the events was done in a very funny way.
Mashona actually got it right to make me smile.


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:33 am 
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Yes Jumbo, I do agree it was done funny, but the outcome of events are sad... Here you have a HUGE adult cobra in the prime of his life getting clobbered to death by a bunch of swearing nature lovers. I do understand it was done to put the snake out of it's misery though.


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
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billyf, I presume you are referring to Dogbert, I'm easily amused. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Cobra on the way to Dikbaardskolk
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:54 am 
I think anybody who have ever seen this beautiful snake will agree it is sad:…..having a sighting of a Cape Cobra in the Kgalagadi is definitely always a highlight for us. They are such fascinating creatures.


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