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

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 eater 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













any one know what kinda snake it is--his face is like a dragon face and his markings are kinda cool but i cannot find him in references...please advise. head from above looks like a triangle of sorts with his fat round cheeks.....
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

Yikes!! One snake in three years is one too many. You are tougher than me, I'd be up the mast
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eeeeekkk!!!!
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

With all those lines, snakey thought he'd found himself a harem.

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

That's a baby Boa Constrictor!



Not poisonous. Keep it as a pet, it will keep the mice and rats off your boat! Just make sure the snake and the kitty cat are friends.
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

except for his coloring he looks like the hognose pitviper--in this collection--but coloring is off..... must be killing cousins...

he is not a baby boa constrictor--wrong head... boas donot have fat cheeks....but i wish , as they arent gonna ded me...no poison checks in a boa..and coloring is different--mine had diamonds with 3 color stripes inside that diamond and a head like a dragon

and he is tiny and potent.....is a mexican native
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

Pretty sure it's a Boa. The coloring and markings are typical and the head looks exactly like Boas that I've seen (just smaller). Facial markings (cheeks) and the patterns and colors on the body are exactly like the picture I posted, and that is a Boa. They are indigenous to Central America.

Here's a close up of a Boa's head, looks exactly like yours:



Look at the stripey kind of thing running down the top of the head toward the snout. The dark and light bands behind the eyes, and the dark area between the eye and the nostril. Exactly like your little guy.
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Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

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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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.
I've seen people who have them as pets carrying them around on their shoulders but I think I'll just stick with a dog. And yeah, not a great choice if you have small children or pets around.
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what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

Wow. Gotta say that something like that would scare the Beelzebub outta me. Glad you discovered it and didn't accidentally try to rig it.
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