Tropical Snakes

This is the first snake that I have seen in two years of living in the tropics. I have to look it up to identify it. It was killed by a bird, and has a couple of puncture wounds on the underside.

The kitties were quite wary of it, even though it was dead.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Hi! I found your blog yesterday when looking up info on Karla Homolka (not a surprise to you, I'm sure!) I saw this entry and found this about snakes in the Bahamas:
http://ardastra.com/snakeinfo.html#bahamian

Perhaps this snake is not indigenous? It looks a LOT like this, the scarlet snake:
http://www.pitt.edu/~mcs2/herp/snake.pics/Cemophora_coccinea.jpg

If it is the scarlet snake, it's not poisonous and it's common in the US, from Long Island, NY to Florida.

Your blog is very interesting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts/insights/adventures!

Cheers,
Kelly

Caine Mutiny said...

Hey Kelly,

Thanks for your comment,and looking up the snake for me. It certainly does look like the scarlet snake -- even to the dot on the top of the head. There are some differences though -- they certainly are related.

Thanks for reading.

PS -- I have been to Ardastra Gardens. It is an amazing place. You can get within touching distance to a flock of flamingos.