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Tom is back, a snake bite and harvesting

Zaia

Zaia grew up in a family of musicians in Holland, and has a background in top sport (snow skiing) and web development and design. She co-founded the PRI Luganville and PRI Sunshine Coast Inc (now PermEco Inc.) with Tom, and runs the “invisible structures”, like finances, business administration, website design and maintenance, writes articles, records and edits videos and also organises the cooking and the kitchen on site. She assists Tom in running the Kendall Permaculture Farm and supervising other volunteers. She also specialises in consulting and advice for smaller scale properties (up to 5 acres). She has researched and studied nutrition and health for 20+ years, has a certificate in Nutrition and continues to study by research, reading and daily observation. She is an active member of several musical projects and bands, involved in community music and runs percussion and marimba workshops, is the percussion leader for the Woodford Folk Festival People’s Orchestra and composes as well as plays music. She is passionate about community music and loves seeing people discover that they can play!

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3 Responses

  1. Nic says:

    My dog is a committed snake-hunter here in South East Queensland. We didn’t encourage it: it is just something he has done since we brought him home from the dog shelter.
    He kills a lot of red-bellied blacks, and my partner saw him being bitten by one, but he has been ok so far. He is bigger, being a bull terrier/border collie cross.
    He also digs up cane toads and chews them a little. He did it a few weeks ago and was quite dizzy and agitated afterwards. My partner gave him as much milk as he could drink, and that relieved the symptoms enough for him to be able to style down. A vet had told my partner to do it with a dog years ago that kept munching the toads. An expensive habit.
    The hunting is definitely not encouraged, but with us both working, we can’t watch him all the time. We have recently spent over $200 treating an infected eye, probably from him pushing through bushes and scratching it. Another side-effect of the hunting!
    I wish your little mutt all the best.

  2. Rohan Arnold says:

    Only just saw this. Pat Coleby recommends vit c

    • Zaia says:

      Hi Rohan, I had heard about the vitamin C thing but also heard that it did not work. Regardless, I did try and give him some, but he could not keep it down. The charcoal given to him straight away was the thing that saved him I reckon!

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