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I done a quick search on the interweb and it came up that they are a coloubride, this true?

Also you say that venom is highly toxic but the delivery system is rubbish, whats the implication if you did get tagged? Compared to something like a FWC?
 

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Yes, they are colubrids.

The implications if you get bitten are severe. The boomslang (which possesses the same venom) has developed rear fangs for feeding on birds, which essentially means they have long teeth to penetrate the feathers. The Jacksons tree snake is a more general feeder (ie natures dustbin) and hasn't developed the teeth the boomslang have so doesn't have the penetration ability.
This isn't to say they have a rubbish delivery system, it just isnt as specialised as the boomslang.

If you get a "good" bite you can expect to start bleeding from every orifice (ie. eyes, mouth, nose, ears and the lower points). I don't know if there have been recorded deaths but there could have well have been fatalities that have been put down to the boomslang as they do look the same to the uneducated. I have also heard rumours of paralysis occuring after a severe bite (not permanent though)

When compairing to the likes of a FWC, a bite from a FWC is nothing.

These snakes were very lucky to miss the DWAL, i would certainly place them as far more "dangerous" than a mangrove which is on the DWAL.
 

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Pretty potent then :!:

Who decides what should go on the DWA list and what shouldn't? I can't believe that something that as dangerous as this has escaped, yet they are thinking of putting large constrictors on it! Simply doesn't make sense.

Beautiful looking snake mind
 

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When you think that marmosets only avoided it because one of the people making the decisions made the comment "aren't they the cute ones" it suddenly becomes clear that not everything that should be on there is and vice versa!!

The ones in the pictures are young animals, as mature specimens they are usually a solid black colour. They do have the ability to change to a green colour though which is where the confusion with the boomslang comes from.
 

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reticulatus said:
When you think that marmosets only avoided it because one of the people making the decisions made the comment "aren't they the cute ones" it suddenly becomes clear that not everything that should be on there is and vice versa!!
What? You serious? Who are the people who decides these things and who elects them?? I really don't know much about the DWA stuff...
 

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The text in the first post as well as the pictures has been ripped from my homepage, without permission.
http://agkistrodon.homepage.dk/Thrasops.htm

Usually i dont mind people borrowing material from my homepage IF they write where they have gotten it (which i also write on my homepage) and asking for permission before posting in on a board would also be prefered.

Though thrasops is not to be taken lightly, lost of people have been bitten without symptoms of any kind. No bleeding out of eyes, ears and mouth has been recorded on humans. Only on mice.
 

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I took the comment of bleeding from orifices from a book with a passage on them. I'll figure out which one and post it up.
 

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Jakob said:
The text in the first post as well as the pictures has been ripped from my homepage, without permission.
http://agkistrodon.homepage.dk/Thrasops.htm

Usually i dont mind people borrowing material from my homepage IF they write where they have gotten it (which i also write on my homepage) and asking for permission before posting in on a board would also be prefered.

Though thrasops is not to be taken lightly, lost of people have been bitten without symptoms of any kind. No bleeding out of eyes, ears and mouth has been recorded on humans. Only on mice.
I have responded to your PM jakob :wink:
 
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