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This is not a Black Mamba! The Black Mamba is rather grey. It is called black because of the pitch black inside its mouth.

From the photo it is actually impossible to say with any degree of certainty what it is, but the colour is quite consistent with that of a mole snake. :wink:

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Have to agree with others here that this is a Mole Snake, easily identified by its thick body shape. ( That's what the book says!)
I have seen them a few times in the KTP and the snakes in this region and all over the south west Cape are known to be jet black.

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Thanks PP.. the only Mole Snake I have ever seen was one I had to take out of my great aunt's bedroom. It was brown, but then I was shaking so much that nothing of those moments remain accurate in my memory.
(I have a snake phobia :evil: :evil: )

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Saw this lighter version near Nossob last year.

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And a very young, new born speciamen. (From Windhoek, Nam.)
Note, the head not being very distinct from the rest of the body at all!

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Another KTP snake ID please...
Can anybody Id this snake for me. I may have already asked for an ID on this snake biut i cannot find the thread nor can I remember if anybody supplied me an answer...I aplologise if this is a repeat...

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Not a very good photo I am afraid one cannot even see his head....please help!

Next one...am I correct in presuming that this is a mole snake ??
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snake also seen in KTP
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First one, Mole snake (Juvenile pattern). Some keep the pattern into adulthood. The other one correctly identified. Sincerely, Agama


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Thank you Agama..juvenile mole snake.... :shock: No wonder I couldn't find that in my snake book. I have decided that snakes are way more difficult than birds to identify.


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Went to the Great Barrier Reef once, and paged through a tropical fish book. :shock:

Male, female, breeding, non-breeding, juveniles - and they all looked completely different.

Decided that I wouldn't take up fish identification as a hobby. :lol:

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hello everyone,

we found the following two snakes in the northern KTP in July 08.

The first one we saw near the unions end pick nick site and was about 1,5 to 2 m long and roughly 4 fingers thick :

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The second one we saw a bit more south near the Grootkolk turnoff and was about 1 m long and rougly 2 to 3 fingers thick :
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We're guessing they might be mole snakes but seeing we don't know much about snakes at all we were wondering if someone could please confirm this or pass along the correct name?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi TomV!

Tha Identification of yours is 100% Correct. It definately is a Mole Snake on both Photos. Scientific name: Pseudaspis cana.

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hi Jens,

thank your for your reply, now that's we're sure what the snakes are we can study a bit more about them.

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Agree with mole snake.

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 Post subject: Snake: Mole
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We rescued this little guy from our swimming pool (Cape Peninsula) a few days ago. It seemed agitated (water too cold?) but not aggressive at all.

We set it free in a Eskom nature reserve not far from our house.

Can anyone ID the snake please? It is the third time one of these came for a visit.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Snake rescued from pool - need ID
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Hi Walo

Your swimming pool snake is a juvenile Mole Snake.

Well rescued & released - nice pic!!

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