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Old 09-22-2009, 03:46 PM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
 
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From what I've been told by those who have ventured aboard the MAMIE, most of the snakes are of the harmless variety (although ALL snakes scare the hell out of me!) and one person told me that he encountered a poisonous cottonmouth curled up in a corner of the former engine room. I have no idea what "snake abatement" entails and, as much as I love messing around old steamboats, I wouldn't want to be anywhere close while the boat was being "de-snaked"!!! I'll be happy to scrape and paint that old pilothouse and help repair it if we could get it up here, but as long as snakes are involved, NO WAY!
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