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Old 09-11-2005   #1 (permalink)
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The Snakey Thing Greek2me saw!!!!

It appears the snakey thing that Donna saw back in March in Cristalino really is there and doing well.....I got a few picks of it coming up the rock face headed into the cave.....Check it out..


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Cool Tommy, I have never seen a snakey thing (aka eel) in Mexico before. I bet the locals eat these critters.
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Is it an American eel maybe?

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He must have wanted to live the free and easy life in Mexico, got tired of the states.
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They are found outside of the US- don't forget, Mexico is part of North America!
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He must have wanted to live the free and easy life in Mexico, got tired of the states.
LMAO.
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Anyone see the donkey?
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He was sunning on the rock when I came up....I have always found some cool fish there....I knew he was a fresh water eel Rissask...No brainer there and had figured thats what Donna had seen in March.....Very cool IMHO......Very few seen from what I have read!
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That's cool! Where is Cristalino? Is it one of the nearby cenotes?
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Its on 307....Just south of The Barcelo on the west side of the road!....Be gentle with her....!!!!!!!!!
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Yikes! I saw something like this in Cenote Manatee in April while on the Sea to Cenote tour with Mitch. I never swam so fast in my life! Scared the heck outta me!

Mitch was surprised but said that someone on another tour had seen one as well....he said that normally they are only in salt water.
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Anyone see the donkey?
The donkey lives in Yal-Ku Lagoon, Donny.
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There is a donkey at Yal-Ku? LOL- I must have missed something- explain!

Sorry Tommy, I thought you were wondering what it was! I didn't know if that was the right type of eel anyway, it said they are brown, that one looks blue-black in the pic.
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Mitch was surprised but said that someone on another tour had seen one as well....he said that normally they are only in salt water.
Mitch is getting old and slow. His eyesight is poor and he doesn't swim very well anymore, so I don't doubt he doesn't see them much. They are actually pretty common.
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Mitch was surprised but said that someone on another tour had seen one as well....he said that normally they are only in salt water.
Not all eels live in saltwater... there are also fresh water eels... though I have no idea if there are any fresh water eels in Mexico.
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