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Old 14 June 2012, 06:39   #1
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Snakes On A Boat!!!!!!

Just lauching a customer's Rib today - removed the console cover and found this!

As the customer is not too keen on snakes it's a good job we found it before he set off accross The Solent.
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Old 14 June 2012, 06:46   #2
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it must have climbed up the ladder!!
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Old 14 June 2012, 06:51   #3
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Where the hell did that come from & what type is it?
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Old 14 June 2012, 06:56   #4
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Pueblan Milk Snake - Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli

looks like its this

and according to that it needs 65-75F to survive!
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Where it came from is a mystery as the boat was stored Dry Stacked off the ground??? Thought maybe a bird might have picked it up and dropped it?

We thought it might be a Louisianan Milk snake as its head is quite a bit smaller than its body!

It's currently in a box (well it was last time I chacked) awaiting the RSPCA.
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It's a Pueblan Milk Snake, might have been a pet so I would suggest contacting previous owner or perhaps people around the area where the boat was stored. Hope you captured it. Would make a good South Today story.

Eats mice etc.
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headline - SNAKE SEAKS SHELTER IN RIB .

Of course what sort of RIB is the key here ? Was it going for PVC or hypalon, 2stroke or 4stroke ? etc etc.

Probably a few degrees warmer sat under the cover, but still going to give you a shock mid Solent.

Defo one for the news - no pubility is bad publicity especially when its free !
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Old 14 June 2012, 07:35   #8
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So all those rats legging it down the pontoons were nothing to do with a sinking ship after all?
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Looks like a Ballistic. We do supply a lot of extras as standard with our RIBs, but snakes are not included in the 'package price.'
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Just lauching a customer's Rib today - removed the console cover and found this!

As the customer is not too keen on snakes it's a good job we found it before he set off accross The Solent.
Mid-journey - perish he thought!! Me overboard
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