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  1. grandpainak

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    It started on March 8, 2020. I hear wife screaming really loud out in the front yard and I remove my headset. She is screaming, “Jim SNAKE!”.By the time I get out there our Doberman has a very large Filipino Cobra in the corner of our fenced in front the yard and it is striking at the Doberman. I retrieve a shovel and by the time I get back the Cobra have moved north along the west wall and was going through a wire fence into the small garden along the west side of the house. I did get a very good look at it as it entered the garden. No doubt in my mind it was a full grown Cobra a good 7 or 8 feet long and about as big around as a tennis ball. I ran around the house because the gate into the garden is in the back yard. By the time I got in the garden the Cobra had escaped into the nabber’s yard and disappeared in the tall grass.
    Wife said that the snake was in the Lanzone tree and that the Doberman had jumped about 7 foot into the tree and snatched that Cobra out of the tree. The snake had a rat coiled and was in the process of eating it. The snake abandoned the rat meal and the two Rottweilers finished the rats off while the Doberman handled the snake.
    Now here is where the weird comes in. The very next day March 9th. the handy man was off but the house keeper was here. At about 09:00 the wife and the house keeper start screaming “SNAKE, the SNAKE IS BACK!!” I get there and I had a very hard time seeing it, it is in the very same Lanzone tree as the one the day before. I use the shovel to knock it out of the tree. It hoods up and strikes several times at the Doberman. This is not the same snake that was pulled out of this tree the day before. This one is only about half the size of yesterday’s snake. The Doberman snatches it up about mid way and shakes it something terrible. Drops it and it went right back to striking at the dog. The Doberman gave it a replay and this time throws it about 25 feet across the front yard. The house keeper is quick with the shovel and quickly dispatches it.
    I can a sure you that this snake is alive and well right here in Valencia. This snake is a “Spitting Cobra” These snakes are not aggressive in fact the two we encountered did their best to escape.
    That Doberman has earned my very best of respect. Last year she woke us up to a fire at 03:00 in the morning and now she handled two cobras in two days without her or us being hurt.
     
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    I very much doubt it will have been a cobra,more than likley just a ratsnake.
     
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    Sorry Dave.

    I do not really care. For me a snake is a snake. Rat Snake, Cobra Snake, Garden Snake or even a J.C. Snake. Every inch of my sole tells me that the only good snake is a Dead Snake.
    Do I have a SNAKE Phobia? YOU BET YOUR RAT'S A$$ I DO. Now the hole wide world knows that I have a SNAKE Phobia.
    Oh, I almost forgot. Did I mention that I do NOT like snake of any kind? I hope that the snake lovers here will forgive me for my attitude towards SNAKES.
    I think J.C. put them on the ground without legs for a reason, He didn't like then also. Why else would He do that?

    Sorry Dave.
     
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    I for one love Snakes because I lop the head off, skin them, and make Guitar straps out of them. Have a Diamond back Rattle Snake is my favorite and a yellow lipped Sea Krait is my second. Would have loved to have those Snakes G-Panic.
     
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    Had a snake in the house last year, I had to kill it, my dogs were going crazy trying to kill it but were frightened. This weren't a rat snake looked more like a pit viper.
     
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    Sometimes I think about moving more towards the country side, thanks for reminding me why it's better to stay in the City :D
     
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    First I was confronted be a Python in a house in Dumaguete on Cervantes St. Down town. I have seen several snakes dead on the street in town along with even more dead rats. Snakes go there their food is and their food is RATs and Lizards. Dumaguete has their share of both. I have seen rats running in Hipper Mart and one of then ran over my foot while I was shopping there not very long ago. The two I encountered in my Lanzone tree were after a mama rat and her baby rats. Where there are RATS there is SNAKES. No matter where you live. Living in the city is not going to save you from SNAKES. If you google Filipino Snakes You will discover that there is hundreds of snake species here in the Philippines.
     
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    d*mn :smile:
     
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    And they should be left alone as they have a purpose here also
     
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    Not if they are in MY yard. That includes RATS too.

    P.S. Snakes and Rats remind me of American politicians.
     
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