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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:29 am 
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Location: Looking for Bats...
dont worry you are always difficult! :twisted:

i need to add one more to my list making it 2, it is the heralds snake.

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:28 pm 
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Can I add mine? :twisted:
Which list though ...
Snakes kept in captivity, Caught and released or seen in the wild :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Yip go ahead!!! except the snakes in captivity :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Location: Somewhere in the Bush
Those that I can think of either encounterd or caught and released
Problaby missed the odd one :wink:

Herald
Centipede eater
Aurora
File snake
Spotted bush snake
Vine snake
Boomslang
Black Mamba
Western stiped bellied sand snake
Olive whip snake
African python
Egg eater
Rinkhals
Snouted cobra
Mozambiqiue Spitting Cobra
Common Tiger
Mole snake
Wolf snake
Brown House snake
Night adder
Skaapsteker (Striped and spotted)
Shield nose snake
Puff adder
Cape cobra
Stiletto
Brown water snake
Green water snake
Short snouted whip
Crossed whip
Common slug eater
Blind snakes
Thread snakes


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: Pilane takes the lead hands down!!!!!!!!

Well done!!!!! :clap: :clap:

Are you a snake handler?

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:39 pm 
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I've had a few encounters with snakes.... luckly. (Yes I do like them and even if I get bitten.. :roll: incase someone was wondering! :D )

My list goes as follows:
Mfezi (found in gorge near Brits)
Mole snake (Farm near Piet Retief)
Boomslang (Pongola)
Puffadder (Drakensberg 2x)
Spotted Bush snake .... I think (South Coast, It bit me so I'm excluding a Boomslang here!!! :whistle: )

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Location: Western Australia
Spotted bush snake x10+ (in garden while living on KZN South coast)
Black mamba x2 (Ellisras & Mtubatuba)
Boomslang (Mtubatuba)
Mole snake (South coast)
Puff adder (Drakensberg)
Red lipped Herald (South coast)
Gaboen adder (Mtunzini)
Brown house snakes x3 (RichardsBay)
..then quite a few unidentified, fast ones!

Blind snake (Western Australia)
Carpet Python (Western Australia)
Dugite (Western Australia)

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:33 pm 
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Location: Germany (Bühl) - but dreaming of Africa!
well my little list (not in SANParks, though):

african rock python
southern stripe-bellied sand snake
mozambique spitting cobra
egyptian cobra

there was another one which I´m not sure at the moment - think it was a burrowing adder (have to look it up again)


in KNP:
a dead african rock python
unidentified snake hanging in the claws of a brown sanke eagle

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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My list is much shorter than i'd like, but then i've only been in Africa for a year. I hope to make it much, much longer :)

Cape Cobra (lots of them KTP & West Coast NP)
Boomslang (Hottentots Holland NR)
Puff Adder (West Coast & KTP)
Mole Snake (lots of juvenilles in KTP)
Bi-Coloured Quill Snouted Snake (KTP)
Kalahari Sand Snake (KTP)
Red Lipped Snake (NW Province)
Long Tailed Worm Snake (Okavango Delta)


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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I've got

Puff Adder,
Cabe Cobra,
Kalahari Sand Snake,
Spitting Cobra (prob. Mozambique spitting cobra)


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Location: Sunninghill(JHB), Vaalwater & Beauty(Waterberg), Grahamstown(E.C)
Heres My list of Favourite Critters Seen/Caught :D

Puff Adder
Rhombic Night Adder
Black Mamba
Snouted Cobra
Forest Cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Rinkhals
Highveld Garter Snake
Boomslang
Southern Stiletto Snake
Olive Whip Snake
Western Stripe-Bellied Sand Snake
Spotted Skaapsteker
Striped Skaapsteker
Marbled Tree Snake
Herald Snake
Black-Headed Centipede-Eater
Common Purple-Glossed Snake
Southern African Python
Brown House Snake
Olive House Snake
Aurora House Snake
Common Browen Water Snake
Mole Snake
Spotted Bush Snake
Eastern Natal Green Snake
Common Slug Eater
Black File Snake
Common Egg Eater
East African Egg Eater
Bibron's Blind Snake

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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An impressive list of snakes man!! Especially the Black File snake!!


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Thanks Mfezi.........Still so many more to see!!! :lol: Black File Snake I found in Naboomspruit, was quite impressed after confirming the ID!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:55 pm 
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Ive seen:

1) Cape cobra (road kill on way 2 ysterfontein west coast)
2) Brown house snake (caught near wemmer's hoek dam during church camp)
3) common slug eaters (dam in bellville
4) aurora house snake (at dam in bellville)
5) striped skaapsteker (near garies Northern Cape)
6) spotted skaapsteker (road kill at 4x4 challenge in fisantekraal)
7) thread snakes (kruger park)
8) dwarf beaked snake (brackenfell)
9) brown water snake (table mountian and next 2 the kuils river)
10) spotted bush snake (kruger park)
11) blind snake (table mountian)
12) some black cobra (gifberg, near van rhynsdorp)
13) harald's snake (kruger park)
14) mole snake (west coast road)
15) karoo sand snake (near ysterfontein)
16) other sand or whip snake unsure of which type (near graaffreinet)
17) puff adder (khalagadi)
18) stripe bellied sand snake (kruger park)
19) other thread snake (kruger)
20) boomslang (kirstenbosch gardens)

I think that is all i have seen up 2 now


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