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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:52 pm 
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Yip. That's a nice boomslang (most likely a male as females are normally brown, but not always).

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Please help with an ID for this snake. It was in Gardenia Hide near Berg n Dal in the Kruger Park in July.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Boomslang!I am not an expert but I like my reptiles and spiders(Tarantulas)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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I am also not a snake fundi, but to me it looks like a Green Spotted Bush Snake, I could be wrong. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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This is not the harmless version of the snake family :shock: . It is definitely a boomslang / Dispholidus typus and they can be differentiated from the harmless green snakes by the shape of the head and the eye. The green snakes (green water snake, natal green snake, spotted bush snake etc.) have a slightly more elongated head, and both the bushsnake and the natal green snake have orange irises, making the eye very unique and easy to seperate from the boomslang's eye. This is most likely a male, as the females are normally (not always) brownish.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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I'll go with Boomslang. The big eyes the give away.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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That is awesome, I was so hoping it wasn't the bush snake and was something with a little more bite :twisted: I have never seen a boomslang before.
Thanks for the ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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"Many members of the family Colubridae that are considered venomous are essentially harmless to humans, because they either have small venom glands, relatively weak venom, or an inefficient system for delivery of venom. However, the boomslang is a notable exception in that it has a highly potent venom, which it delivers through large fangs that are located in the rear of the jaw.[1] The venom of the boomslang is primarily a hemotoxin. It disables the blood clotting process and the victim may well die as a result of internal and external bleeding.[1][4] Other signs and symptoms include: headache, nausea, sleepiness and mental disorders. Because the venom is slow to act, symptoms may not be manifest until many hours after the bite."

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Do I misremember when I say that it was a boomslang that almost accounted for Geoff Lockwood earlier in the year? Last I heard Geoff was well on the way to recovery, but I can't think that I've seen any updates from him on that thread - will have to go search for it again...

O yes, now that I found his post I realise that I have seen him around on the forums since.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Your correct, It was a Boomslang that gave Geoff the bite......I believe he has fully recovered! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Saw this road kill in KNP near Bateleurs camp :(
Could it be a female Boomslang?

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Yes that is a female boomslang.

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