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Snakebites? In Norway???
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Read on down. I am stunned.

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European Adder, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipera_berus

I had to look it up. I would have never thought to watch for snakes in Norway.

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And then the legend about how Cleopatra died by pressing a beast to her ass.Ever read the Frederick Forsythe short story "There are no snakes in Ireland" ? It is in a book of his short stories called "No Comebacks". Great stories all.I won't say more but read it if you can.


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I am told there are no poisonous snakes in Sweden.

I see at least one every day I go walking in the forest.

The other day I saw 3 different types.

Surprising really, as we walk in Africa and never see so many snakes!

My friends here say the snakes are looking for me!! clap


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Well, Saeed, at least the European viper is small and shy, or so they say. Not in the same league as a mamba!


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We have just had guests from Norway. They told me of the poisonous snakes there. I was surprised.
 
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When we visited Bergan a few years ago, the Norwegians were complaining because the temperature was up to 75 degrees F. They also asked, "did you hear about the fire?" The fire had occurred 85 YEARS before that.

As a kid, my father was bitten by a European Viper in Norway. His father treated it with lye soap as I recall. It wasn't the right way to treat it but he lived and even walked normally.
 
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Those vipers were probably brought in by those pesky Viking tourists coming home. You know how tourists can be.
 
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I am told there are no poisonous snakes in Sweden.

I see at least one every day I go walking in the forest.

The other day I saw 3 different types.

Surprising really, as we walk in Africa and never see so many snakes!

My friends here say the snakes are looking for me!! clap


Depends on the season...never saw so many snakes as last December in Botswana, damn puffadders everywhere in the bush..almost stepped on one...lots of mambas too... Eeker

Definitely snake season...


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Hey, you can even get snake bit in Canada. Smiler

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i know for certain that in minnesota in the winter there are a species of snow snakes that require frequent applications of snake bite medicine Big Grin Whistling
 
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Snake bite recipe: Yukon Jack with a little Rose's Lime juice.
 
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We have them here in Denmark too. A bite will mess up hours of your life if treatment is implied within a few hours. They are found often along coastal lines where the soil is sandy and heather vegetation is growing.


Funny little snakes they are..


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Well we have more than our share of rattlers down here. About 35 years ago I killed one that was sunning on a dirt path that had been cleared with a D-9 Cat.blade.That's about 8' long.


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I was bit by a stunning viper...but for the life of me I can't remember her name!
 
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in the winter there are a species of snow snakes


It is funny when you tell city people about snow snakes.

They tend to hop through the snow afterwards.
 
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Dutch,I can relate,I married her (Satan's sister) + thank my lucky stars that we never had a child before we got divorced.That is a bad penny that keeps showing up.(not the kid but the $$$$$$$).


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Sorry about your bad luck on that NC. I'm 41 years in and she is my best friend. Just got lucky. Just so you know, Satan had one hell of a lot of sisters.
 
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Water under the bridge now Dutch. Congrats on your current happiness.My current is just fine but with the caveat that she is a liberal dem. So at night after work when she watches MSNBC,I just put on my ear muffs + read my book.


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Always figured and heard snakes were low
country inhabitants.
One year elk hunting I saw a Timber rattler
laying in the road dead. Had to get out and
make sure of the ID to believe it.

Map showed that hill at 9700', here in CO.
At times they get 7 feet or more of snow and
mighty damned cold every winter.

Amazing,

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Dutch,I can relate,I married her (Satan's sister) + thank my lucky stars that we never had a child before we got divorced.That is a bad penny that keeps showing up.(not the kid but the $$$$$$$).



Satan had a LOT of sisters.. I had one too for a while.. finally got exorcised and now I'm free Roll Eyes


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Me too,thank God. I still see my 1st wife on occasion + I can tolerate her in doses,but that second is one person I never want to see again in this life or the next.(no worries there).


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Wow, my first wife was another of Satan's sisters, but I got a dream daughter out of the deal, so I would go through it again.


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I got 3 fine sons out of the 1st who have grown + made me proud.Thank God I did'nt have any with #2.I had the thought that a vasectomy might be in order + I'm damned glad I did.I'm perfectly happy with my sons + I don't have to deal with that 2nd bitch ever again.


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I hunt a bit in the S Texas brush country and in Mexico. I have not seen a rattler in years. What we have seem to have is an explosion of Chaparrals (road runners) which are the real velocirapter of our time. They will kill about anything smaller than them. I think the knock out the rattlers before they get big. They kill mice, quail, lizards, eat bird eggs, you name it.
I hunted up north of Childress, Texas for a number of years and it is cold up there up in the Texas panhandle. There were western diamond backs everywhere.
I think the western diamondbacks like rocky terrain where they can find areas underground to stay warm.
Always carry a garden hoe with a 6' handle in the back of my pickup. Snake wacker!
 
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My 1st shot on a dove hunt in South Texas was a rattle snake that like the spot I set-up my stool!


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Memorial day '09 I stepped on a prairie rattler.
Thought I'd heard something and started looking around. Just happened to look down and was standing on it.
Sure was glad it was cold that day as the snake never moved. My boot heel print was on it's head.

OF course when I first saw it I didn't notice that part. Didn't know I could jump that high or far either.

My first wife had been bitten twice by them. When we met, she still had a bandaid on her toe from the last one.
Believe she was sister to those you guys speak of. Best thing I got out of that family was OUT!

Now she's much worse and giving our youngest son the treatment.

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So what's worse, Satins sister or poisonous snakes.

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Running snake count
New Mexico
2020 2 diamond backs in the back yard,
1 coachwhip

2019 1 diamondback in the backyard
1 monsterous diamondback crossing highway 70. He was at least 8 feet long
1 prairie rattler

2018 1 European asp in Germany

It had probably been 10 years since I had seen a snake before that.
 
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We are fortunate here in New Zealand to be one of only three countries in the World to be snake free. Nice to be able to go about your business anywhere in the country without looking where you are stepping or putting your hands. Considering we are not too far away from Australia which is loaded with a great variety of snakes it's surprising to be completely snake free. Our border control is strict and snakes are not even permitted in zoos etc here.
 
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