Undertoad Thursday Aug 3 02:25 PM
8/3/2006: Snake vs fish
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.
chrisinhouston Thursday Aug 3 03:08 PM
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
YellowBolt Thursday Aug 3 03:15 PM
capnhowdy Thursday Aug 3 03:27 PM
Every snake I see dies, if I can get at him.
Pangloss62 Thursday Aug 3 03:29 PM
Snakes n' Fish
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.
capnhowdy Thursday Aug 3 03:37 PM
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
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.
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.
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
What is an IOtD ????
Stormieweather Saturday Aug 5 03:36 PM
IotD = Image of the Day
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
MsSparkie Saturday Aug 5 07:02 PM
j/k Overlord Sir!
capnhowdy Sunday Aug 6 06:03 PM