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#430295 - 02/12/12 08:29 AM Snake Sighting  
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arusha1 Offline
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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

#430302 - 02/12/12 09:31 AM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]  
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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.
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#430329 - 02/12/12 08:38 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]  
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Sounds to me like a Boa constrictor.

#430332 - 02/12/12 09:39 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: TravelinMan1]  
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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 - 02/12/12 09:39 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: TravelinMan1]  
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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.

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#430336 - 02/12/12 10:14 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: Eskimo]  
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Originally Posted by Eskimo
OOPS.


wink Here S'Kimo,

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

#430371 - 02/13/12 10:35 AM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: Bear]  
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Someone said it sounded like a black and yellow mangrove snake.
Never heard of it. Has any one else?

#430382 - 02/13/12 12:49 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]  
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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 01:06 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: arusha1]  
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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.



#430392 - 02/13/12 02:03 PM Re: Snake Sighting [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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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.


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or,

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