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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:17 pm 
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No Mamba's :twisted: don't say that to loud it's my excuse to keep some of the In laws away.....

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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No Mamba's :twisted: don't say that to loud it's my excuse to keep some of the In laws away.....


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hello,

Sorry for the quality of this photo, I was only able to get off one quick shot before he got away. Is anyone able to make an id ? It was seen in March 2014 in Kruger. Thanks in advance for your help. Kelly

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Cant really say, snouted corba or mozambieck spitting cobra, you do not have more pics?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thanks Jesica. No sorry it is the only one I got, it all happened so fast. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Unfortunately there is no way to make a positive ID on that one!

If I had to narrow it down I would say a grass snake (Psammophis sp.), probably olive grass snake (P.mossambicus) because it looks too slender for a cobra. Could be one or two other large but slender snakes as well, but without a better photo I would rather not mention the m-word. :D The very shiny body does make me think it's not a boomslang.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:58 am 
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Thanks so much for your comments BushSnake, I figured it was an impossible task. At the time of the sighting I thought maybe the "M" word but it looks from the photo it has a black and yellow ring towards the tail so probably not ? I guess this one will remain a mystery... :)


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