Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Snakes on a Boat!

The other day we were strolling down our dock, and our neighbor who was walking in front of us gave a shout and jumped. Evidently, he got the figurative pants scared off him by the oldest trick in the book - the plastic, blowup snake floating in the water.

Of course, we had to have it, and the snake now resides in our cockpit. Vlad is pretty sure it will scare the birds off our boat, but I'm not convinced. I practically had to shake a grackle loose from our staysail the other day. Those things are fearless!

Speaking of snakes on a boat, it seems to be a pretty popular, and amusing, topic of conversation over at the Cruisers Forum, specifically sea snakes swimming up into the toilet. Now, this sounds a bit far-fetched to me, but the curious little critters do climb up people's transoms or into their dinghies, an idea that Vlad particularly likes. He thinks we can train them to catch us fish.  

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