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#430295 - 02/12/12 02:29 PM Snake Sighting
arusha1 Offline
I was bike riding last week on the road north by The Blue Reef
and saw a snake on the road it was Black with Yellow stripping
about 4-6 feet long and maybe 2-3 inches thick. Does anyone
know what kind of snake this is and if you could post photo so
I may confirm

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#430302 - 02/12/12 03:31 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]
elbert Offline
We have mexican Vine Snakes that are about as round as your finger and very long, thus the name Vine Snake', pretty much harmless unless your a frog or lizard.
http://www.google.com.bz/search?q=mexica...442&bih=790
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#430329 - 02/13/12 02:38 AM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]
TravelinMan1 Offline
Sounds to me like a Boa constrictor.

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#430332 - 02/13/12 03:39 AM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: TravelinMan1]
Eskimo Offline
I doubt if it was a boa given the description. Might be a ratsnake though. Did it look like this?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spilotes_pullatus_mexicanus.jpg
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#430333 - 02/13/12 03:39 AM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: TravelinMan1]
Eskimo Offline
I doubt if it was a boa given the description. Might be a ratsnake though. Did it look like this?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spilotes_pullatus_mexicanus.jpg


OOPS.


Edited by Eskimo (02/13/12 03:40 AM)
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#430336 - 02/13/12 04:14 AM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: Eskimo]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: Eskimo
OOPS.


wink Here S'Kimo,



Did the OP ever clarify if the stripes were longitudinal or lateral? I was too lazy to ask...

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#430371 - 02/13/12 04:35 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: Bear]
arusha1 Offline
Someone said it sounded like a black and yellow mangrove snake.
Never heard of it. Has any one else?

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#430382 - 02/13/12 06:49 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: arusha1
Someone said it sounded like a black and yellow mangrove snake. Never heard of it. Has any one else?


I looked it up but the only reference i found was for a south east asian species...?

For purposes of discussion here's a pic of a boa as suggested by TravelinMan1, not exactly black and yellow but eyewitness accounts do vary! lol wink





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#430385 - 02/13/12 07:06 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]
Diane Campbell Offline
Ask Simon - he knows. A while back I saw one that sounds like this snake and Simon answered .....
Definitely black and yellow - that much I recall.

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#430392 - 02/13/12 08:03 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: Diane Campbell]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: Diane Campbell
Ask Simon - he knows. A while back I saw one that sounds like this snake and Simon answered .....
Definitely black and yellow - that much I recall.


perhaps ?
http://ambergriscaye.com/forum/ubbthread...html#Post407278

or,

http://ambergriscaye.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/236313/1.html

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