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    Not very common in California, but they are around.
    Yellow-bellied Sea Snake - Pelamis platurus

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    47 years in So Cal beach communities and I have never seen one. Hell, up till now, I didn't even know it existed. I always thought sea snakes were more of a Caribbean or Mediterranean thing.

    Guess if you ever run into one on your mountain bike, it was because you rode off the end of a pier and are now swimming for your life!
    Apathy will get you exactly what you deserve

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    Right! Forgot about sea snakes!

    Certain sea snakes have very toxic venom (ie milligrams needed to kill) needed to paralyze their fish dinners, but they are rare and IIRC very timid.

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    Sea snakes are not applicable, as the snakes have to be land-based! MCYawn cheated and therefore should be severely punished! A good tar and feathering followed by a nice keel-hauling with a chilled Chianti on the side should suffice...what say we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    Sea snakes are not applicable, as the snakes have to be land-based! MCYawn cheated and therefore should be severely punished! A good tar and feathering followed by a nice keel-hauling with a chilled Chianti on the side should suffice...what say we?
    Confiscate one months' trust fund check. That oughta do it.
    He don't look like the type that could survive a keel-hauling, Chief.

    Speaking of sea snakes, that reminds me. An old surfing buddy had one, a REAL poisonous one, wash up onto his surfboard and bite him around his knee. Since a sea snake bite of that really poisonous variety is always fatal, he paddled in, thinking he was a goner.

    Turned out it was a 'dry' bite, but it kept us out of the water for the rest of the day. That was way down around Acapulco. Lotta good beach breaks down that way.

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    Bahhhh...sea snake/pea steak...

    Is that all you had? Come on Shawn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Not very common in California, but they are around.
    Yellow-bellied Sea Snake - Pelamis platurus


    Quote Originally Posted by bankerboy View Post
    47 years in So Cal beach communities and I have never seen one. Hell, up till now, I didn't even know it existed. I always thought sea snakes were more of a Caribbean or Mediterranean thing.

    Guess if you ever run into one on your mountain bike, it was because you rode off the end of a pier and are now swimming for your life!


    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Bahhhh...sea snake/pea steak...

    Is that all you had? Come on Shawn...
    Ha,ha of course nobody ever sees them in So. Cal. because they basically don't exist there. A couple sightings which means they were carried over seas on a few occasions. Here is a quote frame that link.

    Uncommon in California. Sight records include: San Clemente beach in Orange County, 1983; LA Bay, 1961; and the San Diego Area, 1985.

    This snake is probably the most widely distributed snake in the world, inhabiting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including the coasts of Africa, Asia, Australia, Mexico, including Baja California, and Central America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Ha,ha of course nobody ever sees them in So. Cal. because they basically don't exist there. A couple sightings which means they were carried over seas on a few occasions. Here is a quote frame that link.

    Uncommon in California. Sight records include: San Clemente beach in Orange County, 1983; LA Bay, 1961; and the San Diego Area, 1985.

    This snake is probably the most widely distributed snake in the world, inhabiting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including the coasts of Africa, Asia, Australia, Mexico, including Baja California, and Central America.
    MCYawn was pulling a fast one...and he knew it...of course, Hawg is an easy target!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    MCYawn was pulling a fast one...and he knew it...of course, Hawg is an easy target!
    You do realize that I do that on purpose, don't you? This (MTBR) is the Hawg Show, after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    MCS was serious...guaranteed.
    Seriously disturbed, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    MCYawn was pulling a fast one...and he knew it...of course, Hawg is an easy target!
    MCS was serious...guaranteed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    You do realize that I do that on purpose, don't you? This (MTBR) is the Hawg Show, after all...
    That does go w/o saying...well, actually, you share that honour with KOP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    That does go w/o saying...well, actually, you share that honour with KOP!
    King of P_____ ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    King of P_____ ???
    Exactly!

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    You guys are hilarious. I needed a good laugh. My dog is in the doggy hospital. And the contractors are effing my house up.

    Oh, that would be King of Pu$$y!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Bahhhh...sea snake/pea steak...

    Is that all you had? Come on Shawn...
    It's more than you had, Hawgster.

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