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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:26 pm 
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Can anyone help me to id a snake? I have 2 pictures, but can not upload them. I can email them to anyone that can then upload them for me...
Short discription of the snake: Brown, whitish spots on the back, small black stripe by the eyes and under this black strip there is a orange stripe.....


uploaded from ISL's Nokia (hence a little pixelated)...
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ISL please advise the length of it...

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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
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The snake was about 25cm

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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
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ils wrote:
Short discription of the snake: Brown, whitish spots on the back, small black stripe by the eyes and under this black strip there is a orange stripe.....


It is difficult to be 100% sure on the photo but if I go by your discription of the stripes next to the eyes I would say that this is a young brown house snake.

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My thoughts too Canis Lupus, brown house snake.

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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
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Its a little red-lipped herald. You can see the characteristic black cheeks in the last photograph, The snake is also a little bit fatter than what a house snake of the same size would be.

Even though they are venomous, the venom has no effect on humans and the snakes are still COMPLETELY harmless!

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definate juvenile brown house snake


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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
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DEFINITELY a Herald snake!

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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
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I agree with BushSanke and Bobbi Jane - a Herald snake. Your Brown House snake does not have whitish spots on the back and also you would have seen a beige / cream stripe in a V shape from the tip of the nose running to the back of the head through the eye if it was a Brown House Snake. This is not visible in either of the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: help to id a snake
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Mfezi wrote:
you would have seen a beige / cream stripe in a V shape from the tip of the nose running to the back of the head through the eye if it was a Brown House Snake. This is not visible in either of the photos.


Exactly!

Im going definitely not a brown house snake :thumbs_up:

Blackmambaman...you sure its not a Black Mamba hey? :wink: :twisted:

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