Planning a trip to Belize but I am really fearful of snakes. Can anyone share their experiences while visiting and any snake encounters?
yea, last spring a boa got tangled in the axle of a golf cart by Caribbean Villas. Drew quite a crowd. A local guy finally got in unwrapped and released it in the woods across the street. A few scratches, but it seemed fine. About five feet long.
Unless you are going to be reaching your arm up into rock crevices or walking barefoot through the jungle at night, it's very doubtful that you will get to see a snake on your visit.
.....or putting your hand into "leaf litter" on the other side of a log in the middle of the jungle or hopping over logs in the middle of the jungleEdited: 02 July 2012, 05:54
We also saw a big boa wrapped around a power line right near a power pole. It looked like it just ate something. It was fat!
We saw a baby fer de lance hanging out at a frog pond one night. We got a little too close when I look at our pictures.
There are lots of garter types of snakes around the lodges too. You gotta get over your snake thing if you're going to the jungle and a tropical place.
Chances are you won't see a snake. I always offer guests a million dollars if they can bring me back a snake, haven't paid out yet....(not that I would LOL!)
I have been traveling to Belize for almost 9 years and have never seen a snake...and I'm looking for them! I love snakes :~)
I have lived in Belize for almost 9 years, mainland (middle of jungle), and the Cayes. I suppose I have seen 1/2 a dozen snakes, certainly nothing that should deter you from visiting Belize.
If you want to go to a jungle where there are no spiders or snakes go to Tahiti but it will cost 4 times what it costs to go any where else.
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