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Old 10-04-2011, 08:30   #46
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Please let me know the next time you start flipping thongs overboard.
Why? You looking to book a ringside seat?
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Old 12-05-2011, 21:38   #47
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Why? You looking to book a ringside seat?
Just lat and long. I might start collecting used thongs.
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Old 12-05-2011, 21:58   #48
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Re: Sea Snake in the Toilet?

Unlikely to get through a marine toilet.

Sea snakes aren't very capable on land unlike land snakes and are generally slowmoving.

In water diving can grab them gently but firmly 3rd way from head to show your buddy. Handled hundreds and never an issue. Out of water just pick up and put back in the water.

Good snake handling
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Re: Sea Snake in the Toilet?

We're all afraid of snakes, but do any of us actually know anyone who died as a result of a snake bite? I know a lot of people but none of them have ever died from it. One of my uncles has been bitten by a rattlesnake different 3 times and never even went to the doctor. He's not the smart uncle. Come to think of it, I don't have a smart uncle.

My dog got bit by a rattlesnake a couple of years ago and she almost died but she's only 35 pounds. It seems that it takes $1600.00 to keep a 35 pound dog from dying from a rattlesnake bite.
It was worth it, she's a really good dog. A better dog than my uncles are uncles.
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Old 12-05-2011, 22:23   #50
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Only snake I found in my loo was my own (fortunately, but I boast!) Capt Phil
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better check it before using it :-)

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We're all afraid of snakes, but do any of us actually know anyone who died as a result of a snake bite? ...
I don't know any personally, but each year tens of thousands of people die from snake bites.
Since reporting is not mandatory in many regions of the world, snakebites often go unreported. Consequently, no accurate study has ever been conducted to determine the frequency of snakebites on the international level.
However, some estimates put the number at 5.4 million snakebites, 2.5 million envenomings, resulting in perhaps 125,000 deaths.
Others estimate 1.2 to 5.5 million snakebites, 421,000 to 1.8 million envenomings, and 20,000 to 94,000 deaths.
These represent only a very small proportion of the people that I don't know.
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This thread is starting to creep me out. I have to make sure sure my girlfriend does not see this one.
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Wish I hadn't seen it.
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Commercial fishing we occasionally had them climb in the scuppers. Once called the Duke Marine lab and federal fisheries to inquire what type of snakes they were. Was politely told there are no offshore water snakes in this part of the Atlantic. Right...!
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Yet another reason us mossbacks love it up here! (Oh, no, I don't really mean that. Seriously, it rains all the time. Cold, ucky. Logs and deadheads everywhere. Never any wind, except when there's far too much. The damned freighters will kill you, and they're never on 16.)

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Use channel 13 for raising the commercial boats and ships. It is for bridge to bridge communications, much of it dealing with passing arrangements to avoid a collision. What is going on is the commercial boats are also checked in with and monitoring Vessel Traffic Service where applicable. So monitoring 16 means they would have to monitor a third channel and many choose not to monitor 16 or have it tuned out or turned down, even though they are supposed to be monitoring 16 by law.

This IS one creepy thread and I have never had a fear of snakes.
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