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    Just in case anyone has the notion I have any idea what I am doing, this is for you.

    My first night i answered my door at about 1.30am as i heard someone tapping it!! or so I thought, it sounded like a pen or the like on my door / window, a chippy sort of chirp.
    No one there ????? (boogie man )
    The next Night i hear it again but was wide awake and realised it was a bird perched on my window ledge?? still sounding like some one tapping at my door /window!!!!
    Not losing any sleep now as I have this sussed it is just a bird chirpping, no one trying to get me no boogie man at my door !!!!
    Ha ha ah wrong again, sat here at my computer today working away I was being watched!! I saw this small gecko looking at me, great I thought ole george will eat all the nasties ;-)
    Now it has dawned on me after watching george watching me that it is him chirpping!!!!!
    How intelligent am I ???? also what a girls blouse scared of a gecko knocking my door.
    all the best
    big brave ash .x

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    Your just warming up ash ... Wait till you have one of those nice centipedes running around ... We have had 3 in our home ... The Thai's run a mile when spotted ... My wife goes to her mum's until I have dispatched it ... Apparently a little nip off one of these will put you in hospital and agony for about 3 days ... Oh and don't forget the snakes ... My latest adventure was a couple of weeks ago ... Went into our kitchen to make a sandwich ... And making his way in was a King Cobra ... Don't think he was a fully grown one ... He was about 4 foot ... Luckily I managed to reverse my way back out ... And come in behind him ... Bit of advice ... Keep a weapon handy ...

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    In case you're thinking. How can a lil old centipede hurt me here's a pic:

    Giant_centipede_(Small).jpg
    If you're offended by any assistance I give, it says far more about you than it does me.

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    F-that!


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    Great photo Keith .. I take it that's not your arm ? Must say they are quite easy to catch ... I think its the hysterics of my wife that makes me nervous of them ... Since the last snake, I make sure I open the door and switch the light on before I venture in ...

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    Are you getting plenty of mossie bites Shrek ?

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    These have been put on before but just in case you missed them

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    Quote Originally Posted by handyman View Post
    Apparently a little nip off one of these will put you in hospital and agony for about 3 days
    Kwan didn't even read your post, Trev, but one look at the photo of Keith's friend, she quoted verbatim of your post.

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    My wife also states don't get too close to one of these blighters. It isn't a scorpion but will spit venom at you that smells like vinegar.

    You won't bump in to one often, though. She doesn't know the name of it as quite rare. She recalls the three-day fever quite well.

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    Looks like the centepede blighter who was on my chair leg a few years ago and yes Dao run for it but a Thai guy got it and according to Dao (his english was non existant) he will put in his whisky to give his body power

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    link -- that creature is a whip scorpion. Not venomous but, as you say, it sprays a liquid containing acetic acid - vinegar - to protect itself so the liquid is probably as harmful to you as is vinegar.

    In my experience, Thais think absolutely any "creepy-crawly" is deadly and is just looking for the chance to kill you.

    I found a blind snake the other day while gardening. Jin was terrified of it & insisted it was "danger" until I let it crawl over my hands and we looked at it under a magnifying glass. She was fine after I showed her a webpage about it. The snake wasn’t exactly huge, as the picture shows!! Yes, it's a snake not a worm and this one was pretty much full-grown!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin & Jin View Post

    In my experience, Thais think absolutely any "creepy-crawly" is deadly and is just looking for the chance to kill you.
    I think you are right Martin on most insects in LOS but once on a beach at Koh Chang (we had beach hut/bungalow?) a flying thing came in attracted to the lights and started buzzing around the room. I asked if it was dangerous (had a long stingy tail) and Dao says "yes but I fight this before" and turned off all lights except the bathroom so in it goes still making quite a noise so she dons the shower cap and armed with the extendable shower proceeds to spray it with water despite the fact that the water is also going all over the bare light bulb in the loom (not a spelling error) and when it was drenched and squeaking on the floor scoops it up in the shower cap telling me "outside please and it will go see it's family"

    I took the blighter outside in the shower cap and buried it in the sand saying "som nam nar"

    Generally though if a Thai says it is dangerous it probably is as with the Centipede on my chair leg in Hua Hin mentioned previously.

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    scoops it up in the shower cap telling me "outside please and it will go see it's family"
    I took the blighter outside in the shower cap and buried it in the sand saying "som nam nar"
    LOL, excellent!

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