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Old 25-03-2011, 17:40   #31
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

dont worry they are pretty harmless you would virtually have to stick your pinky down its throat to get bitten..................
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Old 25-03-2011, 17:51   #32
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Funniest I had was my elderly mother cruising the whitsundays with us, went below to use the head, opened the hatch just as we sailed through a school of flying fish, they rained down the hatch just as granny screamed running out of the head


Priceless. She never went to sea again.

Snakes - never on the boat. Get one a week in summer on the farm.
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Old 26-03-2011, 11:15   #33
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Hopefully this helps. From the Wikipedia article Slap posted "On land, sea snakes are unable to coil and strike like terrestrial snakes." It sounds like they are fairly defenseless once on the boat and easy to get them off of it.
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Old 26-03-2011, 11:33   #34
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Not even going to read all the thread ................ CF need to delete this thread before my wife comes across it. Help me please!

I'm surte you all will understand :-)
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Old 26-03-2011, 12:03   #35
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

I'm guessing she didn't want to see "Snakes on a Plane", huh?

I grew up in an area with lots of poisonous snakes, both land and water variety. Not a big deal, so long as you use reasonable caution. Not to say I like 'em, just no reason to freak out over 'em.

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Old 26-03-2011, 13:07   #36
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

Snakes are ok. First you kill them then skin them. Then you sautee them cut up, in a wine based marinade. Tastes like chicken. lol
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Snakes are ok. First you kill them then skin them. Then you sautee them cut up, in a wine based marinade. Tastes like chicken. lol
Thanks - I had never even thought of this:

"All snakes, even the most venomous snakes are edible if they are prepared correctly. The trick is to remove the venom sack which is located just behind the head." Edible Snakes
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Old 26-03-2011, 14:09   #38
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Thanks - I had never even thought of this:

"All snakes, even the most venomous snakes are edible if they are prepared correctly. The trick is to remove the venom sack which is located just behind the head." Edible Snakes
I do that with a machete or a shotgun.

They really stink bad though. At least the moccasins we have here do.

OHHHH.......that reminds me of a snake story. A true one. I have a bunch.

Not too long after my girlfriend (now my wife - see it will have a good ending ) and I started hanging out we went on a canoe trip. She had spent most of her life on the couch with a book till I came along. So we drop a car at one end and start upstream of that. Paddling down stream is a good way to plan a canoe trip, by the way. Friends in another canoe were falling behind so we stopped and floated a while. We were just slowly floating in the eddies and from behind me I heard an odd gurgling sound. Gator? Choking bird? Nope. We had drifted to an overhanging Willow and my girlfriend's end of the canoe had started to go up into it. I looked back to see a moccasin in the branch (yes, they climb trees to sun themselves) right next to her head/shoulder. I took a couple of gentle but very quick strokes to pull out from the tree.

I am surprised she went anywhere with me again but hey, now we use the Gem when we have time. Nice to be on the water.

All that to say what those with snake experience know. Most are as scared of you as you are of them.

like the pirate and gun threads. Stay aware. Know your surroundings.

PS: Is there someone that knows about sea snake habitat? Encounter frequency etc?
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

Sea Snakes, a possibility aboard my boat?!?!? No.......say it isn't so...

I have dealt with a boa constrictor in our first rental in Annapolis in the kitchen one morning while doing the morning dishes...I ran out of the front door in my robe...the neighbor was outside in his truck getting ready for work...took one look at me and inquired, "Did you happen to find a snake in your apartment?" We had just met...he let me know when the last tenants moved out they told him they had lost their snake...he came over and took him to his apartment with his other boas...yikes!

Now I am worried about my cats on board if a snake were to make it aboard...

Would go swimming in the Chesapeake Bay when I was a kid. At least once a week someone would spot a water moccasin swimming around and we would all have to get out of the water until it disappeared. They lived in the rock jetty that paralleled the swim area...not sure I would still get in that water that close to the jetty now that I am an adult...
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

G'DAy all,

While it may well be true that snakes are as afraid of me as I might be of them, I think that they know that I'm unlikely to bite them on the ankle.

Anyway, the banded sea snakes, known as Tricot Rayes by New Caledonians, are very common there and we've encountered many whilst cruising those lovely islands. They are indeed quite docile ashore, and often do climb into beached dinghies. I just pick them up by the "neck" and throw them overboard. Never have had one resist. Have also encountered them whilst snorkeling... they simply swim on by. I reckon that we just don't look like food or a predator to them. They have been known to invade yachts at anchor, too, and have frightened some snake-phobic yotties. However, I've never heard of one biting anyone in a boat, and I suspect that such an incident would quickly circulate on the coconut telegraph.

In short, there are lots better things to worry about!

Cheers,

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PS Totally impossible for a snake to climb up the toilet outlet and into the bowl. They can and do climb up anchor chains, though.
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

why am I reading this

Its not the biting...

it just the simple act of seeing them! I have been known to vomit when seeing them on the telly!!!!! Or having one slither over me aaaaaaargh!

First time visiting New Caledonia...what happens to Clare with the biggest snake phobia possible..I jsut about damn well step on one on the beach of the first island we visited. I high tailed it down that beach, managed not to vomit or cry until I got back on the ferry I had ten minutes earlier disembarked from for the day and hot footed it back to the mainland. I DID however cry copiously once aboard the ferry.

Man oh man all these horror stories...I need to give up CF..its disturbing me!
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Re: sea snake in the toilet?

OMG how I feel for the snakes in this world with so many people frighten of them.He/She was just probley having a rest from swimming and didn't want to be in our little havens and probley just as scared.
respect and love all ccraetures and smile ask the bugger to leave.
Maybe being an Ozzie counrty girl i'm a little use to these creature.plus being born in the chinnese year of the snake might help lol.
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i have many gaffs for flipping thongs overboard
I'm an idiot. I never even thought to use a gaff for this
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spiders---i have spray--
sea snakes----hhmmmmmm....i have many gaffs for flipping thongs overboard and fetching stuff--might work....
Please let me know the next time you start flipping thongs overboard.
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