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 Post subject: Re: Boomslang
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Glad to see that you are OK and I hope that you will only get better and better every day :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi there
We saw these 2 snakes ? mating high up in a tree at our timeshare on the Crocodile river. We thought they were boomslang because of the large eyes. Unfortunately I could not get a photo of the head. All the photos are tkaen from underneath as they were about 2m up in the tree
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Any help with ID would appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi Pat, i'm no expert on snakes but i tend to agree with you that it's a boomslang. (Rather difficult to id from the photo's) A charateristic feature of the boomslang is their large eyes in proportion to the head as well as along with their keeled body scales.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Pjw wrote:
Hi there
We saw these 2 snakes ? mating high up in a tree at our timeshare on the Crocodile river. We thought they were boomslang because of the large eyes. Unfortunately I could not get a photo of the head. All the photos are tkaen from underneath as they were about 2m up in the tree


Any help with ID would appreciated
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Spookie is the only one to comment and he's also not sure? Anyone else willing to have a guess?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi PJW

I tend to agree with Boorgatspook that it is Boomslang. Very few snakes (except for most of the adders) have keeled scales and that will climb up so high up in a tree. Now I know the height that a snake is up in a tree is for sure no way to identify it. One thing is for sure that these snakes have keeled scales. From what I can see it also does look like their tails are much much longer and thinner than the usual snake. The little bit that I can see on the middle photo of the one snake's head also gives me the impression of Boomslang.

Anyway a great sighting and very well spotted. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Looks like Boomslang to me....... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Geoff Lockwood bitten by a boomslang at Talamati
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Hi Elsa,

The link provided does not exist any more. Do you maybe know how he is doing?

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 Post subject: Re: Geoff Lockwood bitten by a boomslang at Talamati
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This should answer your question, leelee. If you scroll down there's a post by the man himself!

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 Post subject: Re: Geoff Lockwood bitten by a boomslang at Talamati
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Thanks Anita, I am glad to read his getting back on track.

Blessings for the recovering time Geoff!!

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 Post subject: Re: Geoff Lockwood bitten by a boomslang at Talamati
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Hi,
Does anyone know the EXACT details on how the bite occurred?
If he was trying to photograph an owl, was it at night?
Boomslang are not aggressive snakes, I would really like to know how it happened...

thanks for any info!

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 Post subject: Re: Boomslang
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Hi Geoff,

I am very glad to hear that you will be ok!!

Can you please share with us the EXACT details on how the bite occurred?
Was it at night/day? etc etc!
Boomslang are not known to be aggressive snakes, so I would really appreciate to know how it happened...

thanks, and get well.

Kimberly


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 Post subject: Re: Geoff Lockwood bitten by a boomslang at Talamati
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Kimberly, did you check out the thread I linked to? On page 2 there's a copy of an email from someone who was with him when it happened, at 7.25 on a February morning, so presumably it was light.

The email begins "For those of you who don't know, Geoff Lockwood was bitten by what he thought was the resident Boomslang at around 07h25 on Sunday morning in Talamati. I was outside my bungalow (no. 2) with him, when he stepped into the grass to take a photo of the Barred Owl chick, and it struck."

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 Post subject: Re: Geoff Lockwood bitten by a boomslang at Talamati
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Can someone help with ID of this snake. Seen in bush next to road, 2km north of Satara in Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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