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   Undertoad  Thursday Aug 3 02:25 PM

8/3/2006: Snake vs fish



No additional information, and not much to say about this collision between a snake and a fish - came from a random LiveJournal page. It looks like somebody has a fishing rod in the shot so maybe they caught this unique item. The snake isn't winning any IQ contests is he!



Pangloss62  Thursday Aug 3 02:41 PM

Bigger Than Your Head

That looks like one of those escapee Burmese Pythons. Down in the Everglades, they are taking their toll on almost anything that moves. Below is one snake whose eyes were bigger than his stomach, literally; he tried to eat an alligator. BTW, that one above probably did swallow that catfish; their jaws have this special joint that allows them to swallow really big things.




capnhowdy  Thursday Aug 3 03:01 PM

The python/gator was a previous IOtD I think.

I saw the same thing (fish and moccasin) while fishing locally a couple years ago. I killed the snake with a boat paddle, got the catfish and put him in with the rest of that days catch. We ate the fish. He tasted good and nobody died. If there weren't people who saw me do this, I would have never told anyone about it.I figured they wouldn't believe me anyway. Thanks.



chrisinhouston  Thursday Aug 3 03:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
looks like somebody has a fishing rod in the shot so maybe they caught this unique item.
Yes but while state game laws may allow the fishing rod to be used as a lawful means to catch a cat fish, it may not be legal for catching snakes!

I once caught a sea gull while wade fishing near Galveston. He flew down and snatched up my lure and took of, it was kind fun reeling him in like some kind of demon possed kite!



Spexxvet  Thursday Aug 3 03:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pangloss62
... BTW, that one above probably did swallow that catfish; their jaws have this special joint that allows them to swallow really big things.
It's called The Linda Lovelace Jaw Joint.


YellowBolt  Thursday Aug 3 03:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
I saw the same thing (fish and moccasin) while fishing locally a couple years ago. I killed the snake with a boat paddle, got the catfish and put him in with the rest of that days catch. We ate the fish. He tasted good and nobody died.
The uhh... snake died.


capnhowdy  Thursday Aug 3 03:27 PM

Every snake I see dies, if I can get at him.

(I've been bitten twice)



Pangloss62  Thursday Aug 3 03:29 PM

Snakes n' Fish

Quote:
I saw the same thing (fish and moccasin)

COTTONMOUTH/WATER MOCCASIN

I saw this guy last year down in Bayou country. He was one of about 6 or 7 that were sunning themselves in the area. Good thing they are not poisonous.

Quote:
I once caught a sea gull while wade fishing near Galveston.
My father always told me this story about how he was fly-fishing and ended up catching, of all things, a flycatcher. Poor little birdie fluttered around as my dad reeled him in. I think he would have rather caught a sea gull because he likes flycatchers.


capnhowdy  Thursday Aug 3 03:37 PM

Quote:
Good thing they are not poisonous.
Before you go romancing one of these, I suggest you do a little research. They are HIGHLY poisonous.

Then again....you were prolly joking.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Aug 3 03:47 PM

Looks like the fishing rod is being used to hold the snake down long enough to get a picture. The lure (white thingy) is up at the first(tip) eyelet, which means the line is all reeled in to a stowage position....out of action.



Pangloss62  Thursday Aug 3 04:07 PM

Poisonous?

Well, capn, I was joking, but maybe not the way you think. I did indeed say that they were not poisonous to have one refute that claim, upon which I was going to say "They are NOT poisonous, they're venomous!":p Some biologist for the Park Service (I work for the NPS) got me with that one when I was down there. What he meant was, as long as you removed the head, you could eat the snake without a problem.

Glad you read carefully



Nothing But Net  Thursday Aug 3 06:02 PM

What would be cool is to tie the snake's tail to your fishing line and cast him in. Who cares if the fish aren't biting today?



Leah  Thursday Aug 3 06:24 PM

Several years ago, I had a dinner party and decided to cook up some really yummy marinated mussels for the entree. The 4 of use sat down and started eating the mussels, crunch after crunch, then my guest decided to look closely at what was so crunchy, nearly every mussel has little crabs inside of them. They too were marinated. It turned me off eating any more that evening. Now whenever I eat or cook mussels I investigate them thoroughly. (two for the price of one really)



glatt  Friday Aug 4 08:26 AM

Eww. Never heard of that. I wonder how the crabs get inside?



floatingk  Friday Aug 4 12:29 PM

In the same department of snake vs fish is the pelagic sea snake in Costa Rica, which has this paddle tail for swimming and swims on the surface backwards to attract fish and thne nabs them when they get close. cool.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 4 10:45 PM

Wow, floatingk. You made me look that snake up, 'cause I'd never seen one or hears of that behavior. That's pretty cool.

Quote:
Sea snakes, which comprise approximately 70 species, are the most abundant and widely dispersed group of poisonous reptiles in the world. Most (approximately 50) sea snake species are members of the family Hydrophiidae and are characterized by vertically flattened tails and nostrils with valvelike flaps. Unlike eels, sea snakes have scales but lack gills or fins. While they spend much of their time underwater, they must surface periodically to breathe. They are typically about 1 m in length, but some species may grow to 3 m.



milkfish  Friday Aug 4 11:05 PM

The guy on the right looks to be #4 in flavor:



MsSparkie  Saturday Aug 5 02:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
The python/gator was a previous IOtD I think.

What is an IOtD ????


Stormieweather  Saturday Aug 5 03:36 PM

IotD = Image of the Day

Every day UT posts a photo in this forum (the forum you are currently browsing) for the viewer's pleasure

Stormie



capnhowdy  Saturday Aug 5 06:07 PM

I looked back an it wasn't an IOtD. But I was linked to it in some way. Could have been a martini evening.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Aug 5 06:54 PM

Yes it was.



MsSparkie  Saturday Aug 5 07:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormieweather
IotD = Image of the Day

Every day UT posts a photo in this forum (the forum you are currently browsing) for the viewer's pleasure

Stormie
Thanks Stormie. I know of "the posting of the pictures" by the great one. I was put in my place when I tried to post a pic there when I first came here, and got an error message: fuck off; you are not worthy!!!!

j/k Overlord Sir!


capnhowdy  Sunday Aug 6 06:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Thanks again, Bruce. That confirms it. It WAS a martini evening.


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