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Identifying Poisonous Snakes in Korea
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crazykiwi



Joined: 07 Jun 2003
Location: new zealand via daejeon

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh my god! korea actually has snakes? venomous ones? seriously, no-one told me that! now i definately don't want to go on any hikes with my persistant wife , and now i have the perfect excuse! i have never even seen a real live one before, and quite frankly, i never do!
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Freezer Burn



Joined: 11 Apr 2005
Location: Busan

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im suprised you didnt see snakes back in Kiwi land, we call them by another name though 'Politicians' HAHAHAHAAHAHAH Laughing (worse joke ever)

no seriously dude dont worry about the little suckers, I live in OZ and they dont bother me any.
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crazykiwi



Joined: 07 Jun 2003
Location: new zealand via daejeon

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Im suprised you didnt see snakes back in Kiwi land, we call them by another name though 'Politicians' HAHAHAHAAHAHAH (worse joke ever)

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

yeah but it made me laugh though! nah, i still want to keep that as an excuse all the same. Im sure id sh!t myself if i evr saw one though.
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Manner of Speaking



Joined: 09 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating! I've been here 6 years and I had no idea there were venomous (sp?) snakes in Korea. Thanks for the info, folks!

Does anybody have any additional info on venomous insects, plants, or other flora/fauna in Korea to watch out for? Especially for those of us who like to get out in the country on the weekends.
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Freezer Burn



Joined: 11 Apr 2005
Location: Busan

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres one thing I heard about that can be pretty toxic, its a common garden variety, its found in many places around populated areas.

The scientific name for it is alcoholocus alotomus but the layman term for it is Soju, one can find it usually benealth a table of drunken foreigners, the symptons of "Soju" poisening is violent erattic behavior followed by intense vocalization of negative comments towards the host nation.
While not considered to be strictly venomous to foreigners it does have an effect on the native inhabitors of Korea, usually because of built up tolerance to the toxin the most visible symptons in these cases is vomitting, it is also a walking hazard.

If you happen to see this toxin, and be warned you are most likely to be very careful and please eat some of the antidote, Kimchi

Good luck people
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rapier



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rapier



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captain kirk



Joined: 29 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Korean ground skink I've seen twice.
Once at Chirisan National Park on a high ridge trail. Early spring, but hot. The night before was icy. So this skink was among that undergrowth that looks like waist high 'bamboo', but isn't. Perfect for tigers to lurk in.

The other time I saw this skink was a month ago, on a mountaintop again, down on Goje island. Early spring, but hot. Dashed across the trail and quickly dived into some hiding place after I followed it.
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W.T.Carl



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep this going. I have seen the soft shell, but never the skink. What about that big green snake with the black and orange blotches near the head?
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