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feeding the cobras

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Another of mundane monocled Monday feeding the cobras





    Man I just watched this and this guy don't get paid enough
     
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  2. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Latex gloves?
    I would have welding gloves that went to my shoulders.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder if that guy will reach retirement age?
     
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  4. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Yeah. I wouldn't get anywhere near those bins.
     
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  5. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    F THAT!!!!
     
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  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great vid! I'm glad Cobras are slow (except the Ford kind)!;)
     
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  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    There's no way. Venomous anything scares the crap out of me
     
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  8. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I hear they are hiring:p
     
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  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The 101st had the largest serpentariam (spelling) in Asia during the Vietnam War. These snakes, Cobras, Bamboo Vipers, Constrictors were used during the week of training before one was sent out to duck AK rounds. Anyway, I happened to be looking at the Cobra pit when a Sgt came over and tossed a rat into the pit that held the Cobras. The rat sort of shook off and started cleaning itself when it stopped and stared straight into the eyes of a Cobra about 6 inches away. That rat just fell over, out cold. I don't know if it had a heart attack or fainted from fright, but it never woke up as that Cobra munched it down.
     
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  10. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Pizz additudes every one of em.
    Not just no, but HELLNO!
     
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  11. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Were and will be again soon.
     
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  12. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I used to have a job much like this. It's about as mundane as it looks in the video, though you definitely need to keep on your toes. Monocled and spectacled cobras are some of the feistiest too.
     
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  13. Patriot1668

    Patriot1668 SW Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    The guy seems about one month away from a fatal case of complacency.
     
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  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was about HBWC's.

    Oh edit. This'd be me, minus the saving part.

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  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Funk.... THAT!!
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    HEII NO, I ain't gonna quit my day job!!!!!!! Cause I'm retire...o_O
     
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  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not a fair comparison! Pee Wee has a deal of experience at snake handling.
     
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  18. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, you've gotta be almost as old as me to remember, but down on the coast near Gearhart, there used to be a reptile zoo called the Cobra Gardens. It was probably 1966 or there abouts.

    They had big fish tanks full of cobras, mambas, rattle snakes, pythons, boas, and more. The only time I was ever there, it was feeding day. One at a time they'd drop a mouse in each aquarium. Incredible the efficiency that these critters exhibited in off-ing the cute little mice, only to gorge it into their mouths while struggling to swallow it.

    Before they fed them, as I'd walk by each aquarium, all of the snakes remained absolutely motionless, except the cobras! Walking by the cobras, each of them would try to bite you thru the glass. Over and over, they'd bash their faces on the glass while trying to get me. Somewhat un-nerving. And all the cobras had bashed-in faces from all the thousands of times they'd try to strike thru the glass. The cobras just never learned.:eek:

    WAYNO.

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/2849
     
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  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yeabut the one time there's no glass, blamo, no Wayno! lol

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  20. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Two friends are fishing in rattlesnake country and one of them gets bit.
    He yells across the lake to his friend to go and get a doctor while he puts a tourniquet above the bite area.
    The friend rushes off and finds that the doctor is busy helping a mother in a difficult labor and couldn't leave.
    He rushes back to his friend with instructions on how to make an incision at the bite mark and suck the poison out.
    "Where did you get bit?" asks the returning friend.
    "I was taking a piss and that damn rattlesnake just jumped up and bit the end of my penis, so what did the doctor say?"
    "He says you're gonna die."
     
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