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Snake eats Moray at Sharkpoint

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Ringo, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Ringo

    Ringo Dive Charter

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    Recently Instructor/Photographer Joel Tomalin took this photo of a 2.5+ metre Banded Sea Snake eating a Moray Eel at daytrip dive site Sharkpoint. Apparently the whole ordeal took about 20 minutes. From injecting the Moray, twisting and tugging to loosen it whilst in the hole, pulling it out of the hole up to swallowing it.
     

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  2. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    cool, always wanted to see that
     
  3. Kim

    Kim Here for my friends..... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm absolutely terrified of sea snakes. They provoke extreme panic in me that I find impossible to control. I could look at one from 10 meters or more away..... but if it swims in my direction! :11::11::11::11::11:
     
  4. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    wuss... :D
     
  5. Kim

    Kim Here for my friends..... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah....whatever.....:(

    Actually, I'll probably be diving Shark Point in just over 4 weeks. If we go there it'll be my third dive on that site. So far I've never seen a snake anywhere in Thailand.

    The bloody things are enough to re-decorate the colour of my wetsuit! :11: It's a serious phobia with me....

    Some of Alcina's pictures........ [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Traminer

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    Tons of banded sea snakes in Similians and Koh Bon.. I thot I saw one in Koh Doc Mai too..
    Nice photo.. thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Kim

    Kim Here for my friends..... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sure they're there. In around 45 dives I've never seen one though.....which is cool by me! :D
     
  8. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    I love that photo. The irony of something eel-like thing eating a moray... hee hee.
     
  9. andshand

    andshand Angel Fish

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    Nice one Ringo, i never knew that sea snakes eat moray's! Well you can dive in safety for now cos this guy wont be hungry for a while.
     
  10. Ringo

    Ringo Dive Charter

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    :)

    Some more of Joel's pics of the snake to give an idea of the size.
     

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