ALBINO COBRA,thousand OAKS, calif, loose/anyone near story?


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 4, 2014 - 01:24am PT
hey there say, just saw this tonight from a friend...

anyone near this story... very sad about the dog, :(

have not read all this, so just posting it fast...
will also read it now...

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 4, 2014 - 01:32am PT
One of these headlines got it right. The other, not so much.

Credit: Willoughby

PS - note that the story with the correct headline stated the dog recovered, so if anything it learned a valuable lesson about snakes. Presumably.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2014 - 01:52am PT
hey there say, willoughby... very well done... say, my friend that shared this, by phone, just a bit agao, as she is in boston... well, i was just saying to her how so many of these news articles these days and titles, etc, are VERY often 'not up to par' in how they use words, etc, and info...

thanks so much! i did not even pay attention, myself, as i left the title to just read what was going on...

good catch... and wow, neat cartoon...

i am so glad the dog recovered... i just heard it on her boston-news just now, too, ... over the phone...

scary stuff for anyone walking out into the yard, :O
or kids at play, on a playground, :(

hee hee, i really MUST let her know how all you climber-folks CATCH all those 'reporter booboo's about tech stuff and more' as to the accident reports on climbing situations... :)
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 08:09am PT
Blame it on California's strict gun laws. Damn snake knew that nobody is packing. No surprise you don't see cobras in Nevada or Arizona.

Paging Ron Anderson, cleanup in aisle Thousand Oaks
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 4, 2014 - 09:04am PT
This just in a day ago from Big Brother Mike in Merced Falls, home of rockpiles and rattlers.

Had a little help out the back door last night, didn't have to use the shovel or the snake-shot on this one.

I guess a little clarification is in order: California King Snakes, are constrictors and in addition to "normal" snake food, they eat rattlesnakes. Even a very large rattlesnake when cornered, is petrified of a king snake and I have seen a very small king snake grab a very large coiled rattler by the mouth. The rattler shook him off and made a break. King snakes may not be immune to the venom but it doesn't seem to bother them, as a king will usually grab for the head, but if he can't connect there he will hang on and throw a few wraps around the rattler and squeeze until there is no more movement. If it can, the rattler will often bite and appear to be working the fangs into the king, but it appears that the king is just unaffected and stays tightly constricted. The king will work his mouth around and over the head and begin his ingestion. King snakes are not usually aggressive toward humans and make OK pets if one is into that kind of thing.
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it!
"Late supper."
"Late supper."
Credit: Mike from Merced Falls
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 4, 2014 - 10:34am PT
What a great photo!

I was adopted by a California kingsnake, just moved into my place (still had a heated water bed back then and it would coil up on it with its head at the edge looking for mice, a symbiotic relationship.)
Eventually I released her out in the boonies one spring after fattening her up.

I like snakes but would never keep a cobra. What kind of idiot does?
If it kills a kid the owner should do life.

Trad climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 11:39am PT
Pass me another Cobra man....

Credit: PotatoHead

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2014 - 03:09pm PT
hey there say.... had not seen news yet... wonder how this search is going...

:( needle in a hay stack, :( ?

will do a search, later, but i just got home...
hope it turns out well... it looks awful, right now,
if some child gets intrigued by this thing, sleeping curled up
somewhere... :(
or working in the yard, turns to find it staring at one, :O


oh my... had not even thought of this, 'til i read:
warned to keep window and doors shut...

many folks DO leave patio doors open, while watching kids or working in the yard, :(

have not found update yet, just saw the older links:

oh my, i just read that his guy, at least, that is helping to look for it,
knows what to 'look' for... and has caught snakes...
but still, wow, scary stuff....


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
hey there say, scrubbing bubbles...

as to this:
Edit: I'm not going out anymore without rikki tikki tavi on a leash

maybe they need a 'special duty' once, to help out...
just a far-fetched thought...

say, toker villian, and mouse,
interesting king snake stories, thanks sharing some insight here,
as to them...

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2014 - 10:37am PT
hey there say, all... just saw it was caught... :)
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