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re:  Johnsons Antidote   by    Banjo Paterson   a great  poem.....

Yes Good morning sir ...maybe it just worked for old goanna:)

We in the 1950's used condys crystal jammed into the snake bite after cutting and sucking the poison out of the bite area.
one poison to beat another they said...others shot a finger off or used an axe to get rid of the offending bite.
my old man had bull terrier x cattle dogs for bailing up wild Scrubber cattle and then he'd bring tame cattle to them and the wild ones would join the herd for safety...these dogs would go snake hunting in the night often, and some would get bit by the 9 foot long Mulga brown snakes they fought...what to do 30 miles from town no Vet pinch up the obvious bulge of the bite and use sheep shears to cut the lump off the dogs hide?  dogs survived this rough treatment if bit only once....but were sick for days after....Don

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 11:38:00 PM
    I thought I had it tough cleaning up after the headless chickens fell over. had to chase them for my mom to ring their necks or chop it off, my brothers had no problem ;}

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Don yep this is a great tale of the outdoors though I know it's a hard life, well done....Dave

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:00:00 AM
    Well, I would not want to trade places with those tough dogs..Some dogs must be bred to want to fight those poisonous snakes..Some seem just to look for them..Over here we have had in the past rattlesnakes, water moccasions, coral snakes, copper heads, and some sea snakes that are poisonous..Now there Cobras in Florida and other kinds from other countries that have been turned loose..Sara

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 1:26:00 PM
    It is always Nice running into one of your poems when I'm on line DOn. hope the dog is fine. and not sick no more.... :-(....Linda

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 10:06:00 PM
    Don: Being a great Banjo Fan....I just had to click on Johnson's Antidote to see what you were writing. Brought back some fun memories of the Geebung Polo Club and the Man from Ironbark that I cut my teeth on. Wow a vivid image of bush medicine ...... at least some of them made it...... luckier than poor old Stump.

    Date: 4/5/2013 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes poor old Stump payed his masters price, i do love the man from ironbark...comedy hey.. I started out life as a drover and write a little bit of country verse ....Don