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Old 28-08-2013, 15:39   #1
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What's Wrong with this Pic, or Look before you Untie ......

i have been sailing in tropics now for a couple of years and in mexico for 3 years now. i have had pleasant uninvited guests on my boat-- gekkos rock--wonderful guests-one doesnt even mind the poop...skeeter eatr swallows on my bow ...
coatimundis are interesting--quiet, stinky , want garbage without bug spray in it......make a thump when landing on your deck.....
even a young iguana one evening ....

last night we had a freshening breeze which kinda caught one of my tarps to flapping and one line slapping--not normal=-so i went out to investigate.... readjusted tarps for higher winds, tied lower on the stanchions, closer to deck so as to catch no air, went all around my boat to chek everything.
this morning i went on same rounds and decided to readjust one of my port midship lines--was hanging in water, and that isnt necessarily a good thing in tropical waters. so i start to ready lines for readjustment when i hear a loud hiss and see a ok, imagonnagetyooo face coming at my paws fangs first....ok......you can have this rope..i have more.....so i went around the loong way and got my camera and took some pix--he wasnt gonna go anywhere--he was happy in my lines,prolly tired from swimming in a storm last night......
then i used my radio and called marina management for extrication of critter from my deck please...
6 grown men arrived. we couldnt find snakee..omg...searched well--didnt find the bastid.... men leave, we all happy .... i bring bubba outdoors fro a bit, tie his leash and go to finish what i started before that mayhem began.....ok handling the 7/8 3 strand on the horns of my midships horned hawse---HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSholyshiteok, i am not ready for this yet......went to get my gaffs with as long handles as possible----push the bastid some...hoh .he mad now....put the rope in his face to get him to bite so i can lift his snakeass up over the bulwarks and overboard. uncooperative bastid wouldnt hold on.....lol..he seems to be a hit and run kinda killer..ok..and nyaah ye misssed me 'nakey--here is this-----more rope--nope not a chance... total 7 strikes at me not the rope, and i decided this snake was ready for the seguridades again--so i went to find them --didnt find em but i found some he men from the fishing cooperativa...we went to check the deal out.....lol..when i got back the visitor had gotten hidden under my solar panel out of the sun.

(yes i have pix...rodlmao...but only of the snake...snakee was kinda cute.)
so we searched yet again for nakee--found him so they could see him, and discuss it an d laugh and snerk----
they called the seguridad yet again as they were askeereded of the damnable thing--i was just pissed off at it and didnt want it to die--so....they--now is 2 cooperativa dudes and 2 seguridades, called in the maintenance man--he had a stick with forked end and got the lil guy and let the snakee wind itself around the forked end and held it way far away from his bod as he walked to the oficina de seguridades......

h0w many big strong mans does it take to rid a formosa 41 of a tiny poison snake..


btw--dont forget to look at your lines before you find stuf f hiding in there---surprises are not always good











aint he cute????? tiny lil hellaguy


i love it here----this is first snake in over 3 years...not too bad.




glad that bastid is out of my hair.......
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Old 28-08-2013, 15:45   #2
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

maybe the snake heard about all the other critters on the boat and it sounded like a good deal to him

time to fire that cat of yours
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Old 28-08-2013, 16:11   #3
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

Poor little python...it was practicing how to tie a body knot around a cleat...not easy being a crew nowadays...didn't have a chance to learn basic stuff!

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Old 28-08-2013, 16:34   #4
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

bubba stays close to companionway these days--is on leash when in a marina so he keeps his manners involuntarily.

what exactly kind of pinchay mexican snake is that anyway--is only less than 3 ft long, and has a weird shape to head, almost like a dragon head, puffed out cheeks and a loud hiss
...closest thing i found as hog nose viper?? --hope it is something else....
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

Looks like some kind of a Boa Constrictor
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

Its very lucky you found him there!


You might have found him curled up in your bed!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 28-08-2013, 17:01   #7
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

i looked up hognose aqain--he aint that----his head looks like a dragon head and he has round cheeks making it triangular in shape. and that coloring is different
h e was only about 3 ft in length if that......aggressive bastid...hissssssssssssssss
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she musta smelled your cooking and invited herself aboard.
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

a young mexican jumping viper?

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Old 28-08-2013, 18:18   #10
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I couldn't tell from the photo, but poisonous snakes have a characteristically differently-shaped head than non-poisonous ones. My guess is that the security guy knew what he was dealing with when he got a forked stick. That's a common way to catch poisonous snakes.

I think it's sweet that Zeehag didn't want to kill it. The snake would rather not kill her, too, but a cornered poisonous snake is not a good thing.
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A juvenile Fer-de-Lance?

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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

check out the head and coloring--he is distinctive and had bulbous cheek forming a lovely triangle of poison snakeness.. beautiful critter---head looks almost dragon-like in appearance from side. he is quite pretty

another lovely native here is cocodrilos.....the poison snakeez are tiny and cocodrilos are large.. we are not the natives here--these critters are.this woulda been no big deal had nakee not tried to ded me 7 times. or if he had hung onto the dam rope i tried to get him to bite .... he was starting to look kinda serious so i got reinforcements.
he really has an interesting angular head with 2 balloons of poison making a triangular head shape with angles, not smooth or curved. very interesting diamonds with 3 stripes inside, alll down his snakee bod..beautiful
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you untie ......

That's a common and and absolutely harmless red tailed boa,- common Boa Constrictor.- not a python and not poisonous. Sometimes, under best conditions, they can reach 8 to 9 feet, but they remain harmless. There's no reason for them to be harmed. I hope he was treated well and released unharmed.
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Looks like a Fer-de-lance to me! At least from what I see in your photos. Very lucky you or or kitty did not get bit!
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Looks like a Fer-de-lance to me!.............
'not even close! It's 100% a common Boa Constrictor and a bite from a Boa this size would be similar to a cat scratch. but without the itchiness. Don't malign this abosutely harmless animal.
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