Snakes in lakes.

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jardiniere wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
I didn't know snales could swim. Why would they?
They don't have hands to steer a boat.

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Just woke Demon up laughing at that :lol:

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Re: Snakes in lakes.

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Ally wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:54 pm
jardiniere wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
I didn't know snales could swim. Why would they?
They don't have hands to steer a boat.
Never thought about that. You always learn things on forums. :lol:
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I think perhaps I shouldn't have read this thread just before going to bed. I don't know why the idea of a snale swimming alarms me so much. One and a half metres is not far. A grass snake is harmless but it could have been a cottonmouth ... sweet dreams! :D

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jardiniere wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
I didn't know snales could swim. Why would they?
It makes life much easier for sea snakes.

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jardiniere wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
I didn't know snales could swim. Why would they? How close to you was it, and did it come out of the water?
Some snakes - inc. grass snakes - eat small fish and amphibians. From Chris Luck's site (some of you may remember Chris)

http://www.planetepassion.eu/SNAKES-IN- ... rance.html

pictures of grass snakes taking a frog and a goldfish

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One of our friends has a resident Western whip snake. She posted a picture of her 7 year old holding up said snake's shed skin, which was bigger than her daughter by at least half a metre.

Very common this year..and they do enjoy a swim. Several of our gite owning friends have had to fish them out of the pool and skimmers before the guests get up.

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lindal1000 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:05 am
One of our friends has a resident Western whip snake. She posted a picture of her 7 year old holding up said snake's shed skin, which was bigger than her daughter by at least half a metre.

Very common this year..and they do enjoy a swim. Several of our gite owning friends have had to fish them out of the pool and skimmers before the guests get up.
There are a few gîters posting pictures of them holding up their childrens' shed skins this summer.

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It could have been a baby anacondor it was not very big. They can kill.
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mysty wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:58 am
It could have been a baby anacondor it was not very big. They can kill.
Anacondors can fly
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