Hubby and I arrived on beautiful Eleuthera yesterday afternoon. After getting groceries, etc. we drove on to the lovely house we had rented.
This house comes with it's own platform and loungers right on the Atlantic side of the beach. It is about a 50 yard walk from the house to the platform overlooking the beach. After dinner, we wanted to walk over to the wooden platform, lay on the loungers and look at the bright stars. Ahhh....
We were on the first step up to the raised platform and our flashlight and eyeballs got a good look at about a five foot, brownish spotted snake with a square-ish head. It slithered away.
I left the platform. Snakes, on the whole, do not bother me. I was not expecting there to be a snake on the platform by the Atlantic, but that's cool. And it ran away (under the wooden platform). That's cool too.
Questions: Poisonous snakes on Eleuthera? Indigenous snakes on Eleuthera? Shy snakes or potentially aggressive (like a rattlesnake) snakes on Eleuthera? Need we avoid the beach platform at night?
Not being stupid, but have never seen a snake on any island in the Bahamas.Edited: 9:46 am, April 23, 2011