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

Orvie was a 12 ft python. Much like a Boa. Orvie had a really bad attitude, little bitty teeth that would leave a ring of blood spots on your arm. Big constrictors over 10 ft should not be handled alone. They are good at getting rid of rodents.

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I could be wrong on this but I believe when wrapping a snake around a cleat the head is supposed to end up UNDER the tail (easy to remember: the bitter, not the biter) end.
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That is most certainly a boa, likely colombian or maybe red tail. I am pretty sure on this as I have raised and owned them for years. The markings are all correct.

Oh, and the whole dog vs snake vs cat thing is not worth even arguing. Had them all, they are all expensive, dangerous and shouldn't be kept by people with any sense. But we all have pets anyway.
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i was gonna adjust him and cleat him in--but i see he was already self cleated so i didnt have to do that,,,whew....


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I'm pretty sure that it's a Boa. It looks just like my Columbian Red Tail.
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All the same, not a good thing to keep around when they grow up. There is a family in Canada that can attest to that. 5yo and 7yo boys this August.

is ardoin talking about the snake or the boys?????
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I could be wrong on this but I believe when wrapping a snake around a cleat the head is supposed to end up UNDER the tail (easy to remember: the bitter, not the biter) end.
Yea, but who is going to lick them to see which end tastes bitter?

I have always loved seeing snakes in the wild, and we have our share on my property, mostly Black Snakes, Garters with the occasional Water Snakes (actually quite aggressive) and some Eastern Rattlers. But have no interest in having them as pets. I like to hold and feed them but would not keep one myself.
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If you can get him to tie himself to the cleat with an official cleat hitch that could make you some money on utube.
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he was tied to cleat with a cleat hitch... he was just under my lines i needed to adjust for stormy weather...lol

not gonna be a pet to mt boat--i have a cat....

we had garter snakes and other stuff as pets when we were kids--i have a cat now.


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All the same, not a good thing to keep around when they grow up. There is a family in Canada that can attest to that. 5yo and 7yo boys this August.

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