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Woman sees 'huge snake' in Suffolk lake[Virginia]
13News Now ^ | 19 Sept 2013 | Joe Flanagan

Posted on 10/15/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT by Theoria

Tracey Payntar says she spotted a huge snake in the lake next to her Suffolk house as it was attacking a river otter.

The mother of four says she had just gotten out of her car and the disturbance in the water got her attention.

"I ran to the shoreline freaking out and tried to take some video with my phone. I was so scared I could not concentrate very well," said Payntar.

Payntar and her husband contacted Suffolk Animal Control who referred a snake expert from a company called Zoo Pro.

Based on her description, the professional wildlife workers worried someone let their pet anaconda escape.

"I wanted to warn others that use Sleepy Lake that there might be a very dangerous snake on the loose," added Payntar.

An official with the Virginia Game And Inland Fisheries Department was cautious and told 13News Now that he is suspicious until object is verified.

Payntar's response- "I know what I saw."



TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: anaconda; cryptobiology; cryptoherpetology; cryptozoology; snake; virginia

1 posted on 10/15/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends






Here's another!

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2 posted on 10/15/2013 9:11:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Theoria; Salamander

Calling Salamander, help!


3 posted on 10/15/2013 9:12:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: onyx

Let it loose in D.C.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 9:12:49 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Theoria

‘Nessie’ is that you girl?”


5 posted on 10/15/2013 9:12:52 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Theoria

7 posted on 10/15/2013 9:15:35 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Antihero101607

LOL.

Right. I’ll wager it would go directly to Pelosi and Harry Reid.


8 posted on 10/15/2013 9:15:58 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
"Right. I’ll wager it would go directly to Pelosi and Harry Reid.">

What for? To mate?

9 posted on 10/15/2013 9:17:21 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Ditter
I suspect the upcoming winter would/will finish off whatever type 'snake' in there.

Though, We better call Al Gore, .Gov put out a map some time ago showing potential growth of escaped pythons in different states due to 'warmer' weather.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 9:17:33 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Kartographer


LOLOLOLOL

11 posted on 10/15/2013 9:18:22 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Actually, she was watching her TV and the Obamadork was on screen.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Revolting cat!
Artist's rendering...


13 posted on 10/15/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Antihero101607
Let it loose in D.C.

Good idea. Release it into its natural habitat.

14 posted on 10/15/2013 9:20:16 AM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Theoria

Obama out for an early swim


15 posted on 10/15/2013 9:21:03 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Theoria

you sure about that?


16 posted on 10/15/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: onyx; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono
It looks placid...

But as in past such events, looks can be deceiving...


17 posted on 10/15/2013 9:22:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Theoria

Finally!

Ron Jeremy bathes....

Eureka!


18 posted on 10/15/2013 9:22:35 AM PDT by wardaddy (Short Change Hero...The Heavy...great song... a few years old but new to this old man)
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To: t1b8zs

maybe.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 9:23:31 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Ken H

Release it into its natural habitat.
**********
Where it will blend in well with other ravenous non-indigenous species that also migrated into the DC area and established well provisioned habitats.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Theoria

I didn’t know Carville could swim.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: Da Coyote

YES!
LOL.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 9:23:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Right!!


23 posted on 10/15/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Kartographer; onyx
onyx ~ "Right. I’ll wager it would go directly to Pelosi and Harry Reid."

Kartographer ~ What for? To mate?

Nahhhh, even serpents have standards...

24 posted on 10/15/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void; Kartographer

LOLOLOL.


25 posted on 10/15/2013 9:25:16 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: a fool in paradise
That looks like a president beating a swimming rabbit.

/johnny

26 posted on 10/15/2013 9:28:05 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: wardaddy
I thought it was Terry Mac taking a swim...
27 posted on 10/15/2013 9:32:01 AM PDT by 103198 (It's the metadata stupid...)
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To: Theoria

had there been video posted...of the “event” it would make determination a BIT easier....

alas


28 posted on 10/15/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Theoria
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29 posted on 10/15/2013 9:42:06 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Theoria

Looks like a tree limb in the water to me.


30 posted on 10/15/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Theoria

I’d put my money on the river otter.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Theoria

Has Gore completed a Manbearpig chart yet?


32 posted on 10/15/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Theoria

Both charts include Suffolk, VA.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 10:23:20 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Theoria

You never know what you might see when you live next to “The Great Dismal Swamp”.


34 posted on 10/15/2013 10:34:40 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Ditter

Soon as it gets cold, it’ll die.

We snake keepers spend our lives making sure our animals have a constant temp of high 80s/low 90s, otherwise they’ll quickly succumb to respiratory diseases and other ailments.

An Anaconda won’t live long past the first frost, if it even makes until then.

They should all just calm down.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 10:39:38 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Theoria

That “map” is utterly ludicrous.

There’s a really good reason the Burms in southern Florida have not “spread”.

To do so would mean swift death.

There have never even been any incidences of Central American boas crossing the US border.

It’s too cold here.


36 posted on 10/15/2013 10:42:46 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander

We were told by “Agency Scientists” like National Park Service’s Panther Program Persons” that the “endangered Florida Panther” (common puma, according to its DNA) only existed south of Lake Okeechobee and huge amounts of land were taken for “critical habitat” mandated by the Endangered Species Act.

Those Agency Scientists knew their pampered ‘panthers’ were spreading across the state, but only when one died literally playing in traffic on Interstate 95 a bit south of St. Augustine did they even admit there might be ‘dispersing” “Endangered Florida Panthers”.

Like all CommiePerson, ParcPersons refuse to accept reality and practice “Agency Uber Alles to the exclusion of any facts which do not fit their agency agenda.

Tropical organisms can survive if they find a warm regugium for the winter. Caves work well, and snakes are quite talented at finding such refugia when their survival depends on it.

Consider now many homes have crawl spaces or other places which are kept above freezing.


37 posted on 10/15/2013 11:05:25 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Now we know.....


38 posted on 10/15/2013 11:24:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Daffynition

39 posted on 10/15/2013 11:37:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition

40 posted on 10/15/2013 11:38:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition

41 posted on 10/15/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GladesGuru

“Above freezing” is not enough for Boidae.

Colubrids hibernate.

They’re designed to do so.

Boidae never hibernate in cold weather.
They just get sick and die.

When too cold, their digestive and immune systems shut down rather than the snakes simply going into a state of “suspended animation”.

I have fought severe respiratory infections in several snakes merely because the breeder failed to include adequate heat pads during overnight shipping, they’re that sensitive.

When Python Hunters was on TV, the guys found that most of the Burms they encountered were suffering from RIs, mouth rot and scale rot, all autoimmune illnesses provoked by inadequate warmth.

Algore’s projected Killer Snake Invasion is simply never going to happen.

Their potential range is self-limited by their physiology.

It’s more likely that global warming will cause 80 degree winters in Maine.

Then the Boidae would have a chance....:)

I remember the jacked up crap about the “panthers”.

Somebody just wanted that land zoned off.


42 posted on 10/15/2013 12:44:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: a fool in paradise

HAHAHAHAHA!

Running like girls!

HAHAHAHAHA! PRICELESS!


43 posted on 10/15/2013 3:20:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL!

Racers are so gutsy.


44 posted on 10/15/2013 3:20:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Huskrrrr

Thank you, I was waiting on someone to post that shot ;)


45 posted on 10/15/2013 5:08:04 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: a fool in paradise

46 posted on 10/15/2013 9:17:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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