|By Bart Vertenten (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 6:36 am:|
|By Tom (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3099) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 6:51 am:|
Hello Bart, I was able to find the following:
|By herman mowery (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #554) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:02 pm:|
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2118) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:37 pm:|
We used to have many at my former rental in Playa Pabou. Also these odd wiry little wormy snake things...ick...
|By Rog & Karen Huff (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #180) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:44 pm:|
I have only seen one scorpion on Bonaire... approximately 7 or 8 years ago at the old BBB
|By Mare (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1306) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 2:32 pm:|
I've seen several, all smallish, and I've never experienced any stings.
|By janvanderlist (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 4:15 pm:|
any dangerous animals ?
|By Karin van Veen (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1760) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:16 am:|
I have been looking for scorpions on Bonaire for the past 3 years, never found one. But, I'll be there, picking up stones again next week!
|By constance (BonaireTalker - Post #36) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 2:34 pm:|
Well I saw the one that was inside my dive beanie down near the road by White Slave. In 6 trips there that is the only one I have seen and I wasn't too happy to see it as I was one instant away from putting it on my head. :-/ If it had crawled inside the leg of my wetsuit I would never have seen it. I only relate it because I had never thought of looking inside my dive gear in between shore dives and I admit I don't look too much now, but I do check my beanie!!
|By jenny redner (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 9:21 pm:|
are there fire ants on bonaire?
|By Bill LaBarge (BonaireTalker - Post #23) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 3:54 pm:|
Well - fire ants yes.... if you'd like to come trip my sister's flowers... you'll find them... scorpions... yep in the shed... but they're cute as hell.... just check you wet suit boots and underwear... ouch
|By David Kaye (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #140) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 5:03 pm:|
Yes, fire ants - I once stood on a nest wearing only flipflops. And I thought I didn't know how to dance.
|By Bill LaBarge (BonaireTalker - Post #24) on Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 9:44 am:|
Ah the dance of the fire ants.... I saw the opera... you funny
|By charls toles (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 4:45 pm:|
I will attest to the scorpions as my first full day there I was checking my dive bag and all of a sudden this God Awful jabbing pain, worse than any wasp sting, in my finger. It was a scorpion that nailed me and after he found his soul I took his picture so the people at home would believe me. I was scared at first but if you have any allergy to bee or wasp stings bring your epi pen. It hurt for 24 hours except when diving, salt water under pressure took the pain away.
|By Scott Johnson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 5:36 pm:|
We were just at Bonaire and we had about a 3" scorpion in our bedroom. Not cool. Killed it with a flip-flop. you can see the picture here. "http://www.flickr.com/photos/30961452@N00/sets/72057594121584363/show"
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5565) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 6:24 pm:|
Welcome to BT, Scott! That's a good sized one....they scare me. Used to get them in our home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, too. Yech.
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5566) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 6:25 pm:|
PS To access Scott's site you will need to copy and paste the above address into your browser, otherwise you will receive an "error" message. cb
|By Luuk Bastiaans (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 7:29 am:|
If you want to find scorpions at bonaire: throw wet closes at the ground and look after a few days. Scorpions likes to hide themselves in clothes who has a moisture-content. No guarantee, but a big chance to see them. You don't have to kill them, they do no harm. Only when they feel you are a thread for them. So place them outside. We also don't kill every bee or wasp.
|By Scott Johnson (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 12:08 am:|
I am not sure about the "no harm" statement. When i looked up the species information online for the Yellow Bark Scorpion (Centruroides testaceus), it says they could be fatal to babies and small children. Granted a sting to a full grown adult may just make you feel bad (assuming you aren't allergic to them), so in that case i guess they aren't that bad for you. Also, i found this in my bedroom. I don't care if it was a spider, anything that crawls around in my bedroom is getting squashed.
|By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2058) on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 8:47 am:|
The snake Annie refers to is about 3 inches long and blind..won't hurt you. Its the land sharks that concern me!
|By John P. Wahlig (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #208) on Monday, May 8, 2006 - 10:37 am:|
What is the "snake" you refer to? I saw one many years ago and couldn't figure out what it was. Anyone have data on it? A name?
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #158) on Monday, May 8, 2006 - 11:58 am:|
Per the Washington Park website: The only snake on Bonaire, Culebra di plata (silver snake), is not bigger than good-sized worm. The one I saw was quite thin and about 5 inches long.
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2225) on Monday, May 8, 2006 - 1:04 pm:|
Ick we had those Nathalie, at our old house..ewwwwwwwwwww
|By John P. Wahlig (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #209) on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 11:24 am:|
Does anyone have a picture? I would like to confirm that we're talking about what I saw.
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #159) on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:16 am:|
John, sorry, no picture. Even though they are called silver snake, the one I saw looked more black. So "picture" thin, black, 3-5 inches long, could be mistaken for a smooth piece of string. Sound like what you saw?
|By John P. Wahlig (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #210) on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 10:11 am:|
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