Wayne, My granddad has had this millions of times. People just turn up asking to borrow money, sometimes up to 1m baht! I think it is exacerbated by the fact that his house/land (like yours) are massive and in a lot of these places they think we are all billionaires.
I'm not sure this is an experience everyone will have but he also gets a lot of people trying to sell him cars/land/motorbikes/anything on finance that they cant afford anymore.
Mental really. Hes only got about £20k left in the bank!!
Good news about the dog as well! I read through the links that were posted and them snakes are absolute weapons!!