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Who's Missing Their 6 Foot Boa Constrictor?

 
dntw8up
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http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17617528

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2007 4:58 pm
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Read that in the paper yesterday. Sort of a hard item to misplace, I'd think. 😉

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Posted : November 21, 2007 8:16 pm
robo841
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I used to have a boa - if you don't secure the top of the tank they can pop right out and slither away!

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Posted : November 21, 2007 11:41 pm
dntw8up
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It's actually 9 feet and needs a new home -- off island...

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17617560

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Topic starter Posted : November 22, 2007 4:42 pm
Alexandra
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ah, what the heck... send it to STX and give the mongoose something to play with for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Posted : November 22, 2007 5:24 pm
Ronnie
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The original owner showed up to claim it. Lost him 15 years ago! Was about a foot long when he lost him! This I was told today by the guy from the Humane Society that wrangled him.

RL

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Posted : November 26, 2007 2:09 am
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So that thing has been roaming around for 15 years? Good thing it didn't get loose with a mate or there would be serious problems. 🙁

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Posted : November 26, 2007 12:08 pm
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I wonder how anyone knows it's the same snake. Perhaps the original snake found a mate , has been breeding for fifteen years, and the one captured is just one of many.

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Topic starter Posted : November 26, 2007 4:36 pm
islandlola
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I'm trying desperately to laugh about this snake thing, and I know that it is a rarity, but I shudder to think of meeting such a thing while walking down in the bush!

Islandlola

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Posted : November 26, 2007 9:04 pm
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I'd think a 15' snake that managed to find a mate would have had lots of babies slithering around. Wouldn't somebody have sighted one before now? I guess it's one way to keep the rat population down, as well as chickens, toy poodles, cats, etc. 🙁

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Posted : November 26, 2007 10:13 pm
awaddle
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i used to manage a pet store and we had a 17ft python. she was really sweet, most would not be. but a 6-9ft boa especially a 6ft one would not be something i would worry about. now i may be worried about my dog, but not me. constrictors cannot do much damage to a human unless they are extremely large. and one that was once a pet would have been of a domestic breed.

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Posted : November 26, 2007 10:55 pm
dougtamjj
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I would trade an island full of boas instead of centipedes any day.

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Posted : November 27, 2007 12:02 am
East Ender
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Well, there go property prices in Peterborg! 😉

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Posted : November 27, 2007 6:57 pm
East Ender
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Well, I can't seem to find the article on line, but the Daily News this morning (12/12/07) had an article on a SECOND boa found. This one on the south side, near Green Cay. I wonder if those babies would like some of the #!&% roosters that are disturbing my early morning sleep.

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Posted : December 12, 2007 8:41 pm
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Hey, get your skillet hot & have a good, old-fashioned chicken fry. 🙂

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Posted : December 12, 2007 10:05 pm
sherri
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Pulled in our driveway yesterday and found 3 chickens and a rooster!
Trade, you ever try to catch one? Gook Luck! lol! 🙂

dougtamjj, I agree with you! Don't like those Centipedes! I got bit by a baby a few years back. Was sleeping and got abruptly woken up! He was sleepin' with me and didn't like my hand under his pillow! Called the Hospital, they told me if I start to have trouble breathing, come in! Didn't sleep the rest of the night, but had no reaction. Thank goodness he was only a little guy! 🙂

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Posted : December 13, 2007 10:52 am
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