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Old 14 June 2012, 05:39   #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, 05:46   #2
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it must have climbed up the ladder!!
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Old 14 June 2012, 05:51   #3
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Where the hell did that come from & what type is it?
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Old 14 June 2012, 05:56   #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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Old 14 June 2012, 06:04   #5
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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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Old 14 June 2012, 06:34   #7
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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, 06:35   #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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oops perish "THE" thought!!!
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Old 14 June 2012, 08:26   #12
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Only one snake related punn (from Telcowilliam)! Very poor show.

Yes JBT, it was a Ballistic - should have been a "Cobra" though!
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It's currently in a box
A Krait, surely?

A Cobra or Vipermax might seem more appropriate, but stripes on the seats is more a Ballistic thing. I thought it was a nice Adderition to the colour scheme. However, I bet the owner would have given you no fangs for it.
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Definitely a milk snake-I've got one about that size in a tank next to me.

Hang on, I've got a Ballistic too.

Ok, fess up-who's nicked my boat, fixed it and drystacked it?
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Ive had a milk shake on the boat before but would swim a four minute mile if I found a milk snake on my boat
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Mid-journey - perish he thought!! Me overboard
That's just what I was thinking!

Would have been an interesting call to the coastguard...
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The snake puns are hissssterical. I would try to adder some, but don't want to make an asp of myself
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Fangs for the info Steve , I want to be absolutely serpent there is not one on my boat ,was it stacked above or below mine?
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Nowhere near your Rib John! It is a mystery how it get there though it must have "scaled" the racking.

We thought maybe it escaped from it's owner and was spotted by a hungry sea gull who picked it up and dropped it in the rib - truely a case of "boa meets gull"!!!!!
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truely a case of "boa meets gull"!!!!!
They're getting worse! I think you'd better recoil that one
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