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Braminy Blind Snake

 
bethburnett70
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We had a little visitor in our house this morning and looking it up on the internet, we determined it was this guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahminy_Blind_Snake

He was sitting on our kitchen counter and Tabra thought it was a worm, so she went to poke it and it started slithering.

Kind of cool.

-Beth

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Topic starter Posted : July 5, 2009 10:54 pm
dntw8up
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Kind of cool. Not. I hate snakes. 😛

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Posted : July 5, 2009 11:05 pm
terry
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You should contact the people who track the Tree Boa. Can't remember the name of the agency. It might be a baby Boa.

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Posted : July 5, 2009 11:28 pm
A Davis
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wow. i catch small snakes and put them outside. i don't want them starving in my place... i also do the same for crickets and lizards.

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Posted : July 6, 2009 12:26 am
Bombi
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I saw a few of the when my plot was excavated. I thought they had no eyes

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Posted : July 6, 2009 12:34 am
Juanita
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eeough. How do you spell eeough????? You know the sound I'm trying to make. Hate snakes.....and spiders....how are things going with the monster spiders?

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Posted : July 6, 2009 12:37 am
Linda from Michigan
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And all this time I loved STX because there was only the elusive VI Boa. Boy was I wrong! Wonder if my Bear Spray from Yellowstone will work on snakes? - Just kidding - I'm actually more afraid of snakes than I am bears.

http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/vifishandwildlife/Education/FactSheet/PDF_Docs/04WormSnake.pdf
http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/vifishandwildlife/Education/FactSheet/PDF_Docs/07BlindSnake.pdf
http://www.fw.dpnr.gov.vi/wild/Docs/id%20pdfs/snakes.pdf

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Posted : July 6, 2009 12:44 am
trw
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good for you beth and tabra,lol it's amazxing how many people are afraid of snakes

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Posted : July 6, 2009 1:08 am
bethburnett70
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No, he's cool... they are completely harmless and they just want to burrow in the dirt, plus they eat termites.

And Juanita, we still have lots of monster spiders... worse since it has been so dry and they are looking for water. I left my purse open overnight one night last week and a giant spider crawled out of it at the store... kind of embarrassing.

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Topic starter Posted : July 6, 2009 1:36 am
spc_123
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actually, any snake will be repelled by ammonia. They need to breathe like everything else. Some in a spray bottle will get them to move relatively quickly.....are there any poisonous snakes/spiders on STT? Anything else to look out for?

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Posted : July 6, 2009 1:42 am
East Ender
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At least we aren't in Florida! http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529709,00.html

The Fish and Wildlife division of DP&R has a reptile specialist. There are no poisous snakes in the VI.

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Posted : July 6, 2009 12:42 pm
nforbes
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thank you, Mongoose! 🙂

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Posted : July 6, 2009 5:25 pm
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