Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 3 of 6
 [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Snake rescued from pool - need ID
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:59 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:27 pm
Posts: 224
Location: Somewhere
Well done on the rescue and release, Walo!! :dance: Glad it did not drown.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snake rescued from pool - need ID
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:07 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 12056
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
Walo :D
:clap: :clap: good for you.

There was an excellent feature on "Groen" this week where the Mole Snake was seen in all its beauty.

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snake rescued from pool - need ID
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:22 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Posts: 2626
Location: Sunninghill(JHB), Vaalwater & Beauty(Waterberg), Grahamstown(E.C)
Great Sighting!! :D

Still yet to see one of these guys!!

_________________
:dance: STIFFNECKS MEMBER :dance:

FGASA LEVEL 1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:50 pm
Posts: 1
Image

Found this one in our garden, and this is the best photo we could get...I'm thinking it's just a mole snake :cam:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:00 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Posts: 2626
Location: Sunninghill(JHB), Vaalwater & Beauty(Waterberg), Grahamstown(E.C)
Looks like a Mole Snake to me 2 :D

_________________
:dance: STIFFNECKS MEMBER :dance:

FGASA LEVEL 1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:09 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Lake Sibaya
This one i have no idea. It is about 30cm long.
Image

Image

_________________
Life's a beach, then you dive!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:28 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:46 pm
Posts: 745
Scuba Steve:

The pretty little one is definitely a juv Mole Snake. I saw tons of them looking just like that in KTP last year and I found them so hard to identify because my books never showed the little ones. :D

By the way, SO jealous of the things you find in your garden!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Snake: Mole
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:42 am
Posts: 58
Location: Upington
Hi, we visited the KTP during September and found this strange colored snake at the site. It had a pink underside, was quite slow and did not rear its head like a cobra would when we approached it for the photo's.
We saw some Pitchblack molesnakes and YELLOW cobra's, but this pale yellow one ...we cannot find any reference to in any of the information brochures and books on the KTP. Can someone please help with the id. Thanx
Image
Image

_________________
Elephants are modest, they bathe with their trunks...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unknown Snake at Dikbaarskolk picnic site
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:00 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:46 pm
Posts: 745
That's a real tough one for me :hmz: It's definitely a Mole snake or a cobra, but which? I'm leaning towards mole snake because of the way it looks in the second pic, and you said in the other thread that it didn't act like a cobra. Mole snakes do come in a huge variety of colours...

I'm going with Mole, but I want to hear what the experts say!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unknown Snake at Dikbaarskolk picnic site
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:17 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:29 pm
Posts: 864
Location: Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, SA
That is definitely a mole snake and they come in a very large range of colours from almost black through to brown and the colour seen here!

_________________
NO BAIL - JAIL AND NO TRADE IN RHINO HORN EVER!
NO TO BUILDING OF HOTELS IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
26.09.14 - 03.10.14 Burchells Bush Lodge
03.10.14 - 10.10.14 Ngwenya Lodge
The addiction is fed once again


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unknown Snake at Dikbaarskolk picnic site
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:42 am
Posts: 58
Location: Upington
Thanx for your responses. Our first choice was Mole, but all the others that we have seen were black, so we wondered.

_________________
Elephants are modest, they bathe with their trunks...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Unknown Snake at Dikbaarskolk picnic site
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:13 pm
Posts: 1
Hi Bannavdm,

I agree with the others. 100% sure its a mole snake. They do come in very light coloration in the northern parts of SA. The darker ones are usually found in the south(Cape)

It is defenitely not a cobra


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:06 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:27 pm
Posts: 148
Location: Sir Lowry's Pass
Can you tell me what kind of snake this is? :hmz:

Image

_________________
Conservation is the lifeblood of nature!

West Coast National Park 22 November 2009


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:18 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:27 pm
Posts: 148
Location: Sir Lowry's Pass
Here is another pic. :cam:

Image

I think it was between 1.5 metres and 2 meters long and about 50mm thick. It was a big one. :big_eyes:

_________________
Conservation is the lifeblood of nature!

West Coast National Park 22 November 2009


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:46 am 
My guess is Mole Snake :wink:


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by swartj at 19:10:55 Submitted by Anonymous at 21:30:31 Submitted by grannyb at 17:21:32 Submitted by BevAnn at 12:29:12