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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP!!! i was just at the Caroni bridge with a friend, and this bright red snake with black rings about 16 inches long came up behind my foot and tried to bite me. anyone know what kind of snake this is? never seen one like it. i live in Trinidad, by the way.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 08:19 PM
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Did it look anything like this these snakes

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...%3Den%26sa%3DN

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One is a false coral the other is a Banded tree snake.





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if it was black red and yellow with black on yellow then its a coral snake and very dangerous but if it was red on black it is a king snake and doesnt have poison. i'm not sure where they are all located though

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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It was the Banded Tree Snake. dang, should have caught him and kept him... oh well. you know, some people come to my house, look at the little stream by my house, and say i cant catch anything there. but after a year and a half of living here, i have seen Anacondas, Iguanas, and Caimans passing by in that stream. It must lead to a swamp somewhere.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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does anyone know if they are poisonous? the idiots here in Trinidad mix up animals. they think a mud snake is a rat snake, they think mudsnakes are a lot of things, actually. they always see one and say something stupid like "ITS AN ANACONDA!!!!" stupid morons. they think the BTS is a Coral. keep telling them i dont know what it is, but it isnt a coral.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 12:44 PM
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I don't know much about the species, and from a few searches, they don't seem to be very well studied but from what I can gather, they're rear-fanged venomous, not considered to be dangerous to humans... but then, African boomslangs weren't considered dangerous to humans until someone died to one.

There is a pretty general rule with snakes, if you can't identify it and don't know anything about it, don't mess with it.

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