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 Post subject: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:53 pm 
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Is this a Green mamba (Dendraspis angusticeps)?
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Image taken at Ntandanyathi hide.

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Nope, Boomslang


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Boomslang,

I repeat there are NO green mambas in Kruger.

This specific boomslang, Meinfam, interesting enough is a resident @ that hide. He(or is it a she?) featured on 50-50 on sunday where it had a huge "skuimpadda" in its mouth, trying for all money to swallow it down.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:34 pm 
wildtuinman wrote:
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WTM , this is most probably a male.

I wrote the following in that chaotic thread of mine…taken from “A complete guide to the snakes of Southern Africa" (Johan Marais)

Jumbo wrote:
The colour of the boomslang:
“Most females are light to olive brown with dirty white to brown bellies, whereas males might have the following coloration: (a) green to olive green with or without black interstitial skin, the belly a similar but lighter colour; (b) bright green with black-edged scales, giving the snake a crossbarred appearance; (c) dark brown to black with bright yellow bellow; (d) black above with dark grey belly scales that are black-edged. Brick-red specimens are found in some areas.
There are also intermediates of these colours, and occasionally females have typical male coloration"


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wildtuinman wrote:
... a huge "skuimpadda" in its mouth ...

:? ... translation help for the linguistically challenged, please? :wink:


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Hi Arks,
directly translated,
skuimpadda= foam frog.
It is most likely not the exact term for the frog but will give you some idea. :wink:

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Elsa wrote:
directly translated,
skuimpadda= foam frog.
It is most likely not the exact term for the frog but will give you some idea. :wink:

Maybe the tree frog because it builds foam nests... ?

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I wonder when the 50/50 program was made?
This image was taken on 21-OCT-2005.

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Meinfam wrote:
I wonder when the 50/50 program was made?
This image was taken on 21-OCT-2005.

Arno


I am not sure Meinfam, but it could very well be the same snake.

Arks, yes, sorry, the english name is foam nest frog.

For the afrikaans forumites

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Arks, yes, sorry, the english name is foam nest frog.

Thanks, WTM (and also Elsa and katja :wink: ) ... I'm getting a bit better with guessing at Afrikaans words, since I'd guessed it might be a kind of frog — wasn't there something about "skilpadjies" (which I'm sure I'm spelling wrong) some time back??


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wasn't there something about "skilpadjies" (which I'm sure I'm spelling wrong) some time back??


:twisted: Yes! Ask Meg about it... :twisted: :twisted: She still sport with the blond award because of exactly that. :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:

Skilpaadjies = small - turtles, terrapins, tortoises.

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It is an Adult HE :D In SA Green Mambas are not found more than 7km inland :wink: There are 1 or 2 exceptions to the rule, but up to 20km has been recorded in 1 instance :D

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A very warm welcome to the forum Horned Adder!!

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