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Old 29-08-2013, 05:36   #31
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All I can say is wow! The next question I have is what is it eating up there? I assume it's feeding on rodents of some kind? I wouldn't worry about the snake so much but the thought of rodents in my attic make me a little nervous.
It can eat whatever it likes. I aint going up there to tell it otherwise.I just hope it does not fall through the ceiling one night.

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I must hold Bubba responsible, he should be reprimanded....total failure of boat cat....likely fat and sleeping!
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

bubba didnt want treats last night........weird cat...

damn thing had a triangular head,,,fat cheeks and wouldnt hit the rope...crawled up the lines i have on lee side of boat in a forming tropical storm and was resting-- he is off in the wild now, so he has another chance of finding a better place to live and tropical storm juliette went to golfo de california........
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It can eat whatever it likes. I aint going up there to tell it otherwise.I just hope it does not fall through the ceiling one night.

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Well I guess. there aren't many snakes in the world that would look at a full grown human as a meal, but I wouldn't want children to be in a house with a snake that big. Although if you angered it enough a snake that size could certainly kill a full grown man.
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Old 29-08-2013, 05:50   #35
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......................... As a general rule, venomous snakes are more likely to strike at critters, while constrictors usually try to sneak up & wrap themselves around things. ...............
Constrictors will typically strike at and grasp their prey with their teeth before wrapping around them. It's common for non-poisonous snakes to strike at an approaching threat as a defensive behavior.
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

I have no idea how big ours is actually. But it sounds heavy when it moves around. It has not bothered us yet so will continue to ignore it for now.

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Re: What's Wrong with this Pic, or Look before you Untie ......

CaptForce got it right--definitely a boa. Zee's snake is on the right, somewhat blurred due to the cropping. The one on the left is a boa image picked off the Internet.

Look at the shape of the head--identical.
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Re: What's Wrong with this Pic, or Look before you Untie ......

fang-kyoo, hud--i think i will find a loong forked stick so when this guy comes back, i can befriend him.....i didnt like his bulbous cheeks and his striking at me....he looked so happy in the lines i needed to adjust......when he was wrapped around my lovely wanna get more horned hawse.....

so these guys must swim?? as i am so far away from the land end of my dock---and not so far from opposite shore's jetty...during the formation of juliette my port side --lee side --lines were in water, so i think is only way he coulda appeared on my deck and so close to the entry point--the hawse part of my horned hawse fitting.......
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We have a carpet snake in the ceiling of our house, which is a python, and therefore a constrictor. It was big when we bought the house, and that was 16 years ago, and it is still there. We can hear it moving around and making the ceiling creak sometimes.

Some people that I used to know had one and it used to come out at beer o clock and amble around and we measured it at 25 feet.

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We had some local folk in these parts with a large albino boa as a pet. Perfectly harmless until they woke up one morning to find it around their dead baby. Wild critters make poor pets.

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good thing i dont have a baby..just a perfect kitty......
and no more nakeee--he gone, whew---was cute but is wild and needed his own environment, not mine. lol
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We had some local folk in these parts with a large albino boa as a pet. Perfectly harmless until they woke up one morning to find it around their dead baby. Wild critters make poor pets.

911 Call: Python Kills Toddler - ABC News
Similar story here in Florida a few years back, but I believe the killer down here was a large Burmese Python, and I do believe the laws regarding keeping them as pets has now changed.

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Re: What's Wrong with this Pic, or Look before you Untie ......

Ok guys, I am terrified of snakes. Our plan is to be in the Bahamas and Caribbean specifically. Will I have a problem?
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Re: What's Wrong with this Pic, or Look before you Untie ......

Snake stories are often wildly exaggerated. For example, the record length for the Carpet Python was a 14' female caught in 1970 and the albino snake that killed the baby in Florida was a python, not a boa constrictor. Zeehag's snake was harmless, but all snakes can swim and the constrictors are great climbers.
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in training--i think not--i only got this when i was under juliette forming overhead---the lil guy i think was swimming and climbed my port midships line when it was in water for a bit--wind blew my away from dock and the port lines were swimming....when we have normal situations line is not in water, so no nakees.....he may have been blown to my boat from a dock, or from the opposite jetty to my port side.....there are no ratones here so nakee was doing his job ok until he came here
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