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Re: Snakes: Striped skaapsteker

Unread postby Jumbo » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:09 pm

I agree, Striped Skaapsteker :D
Thanks for the explanation about the name, fooble…I’ve also been wondering about it. 8)

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby steamtrainfan » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:49 am

Please can anyone help identify this snake;

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby Jumbo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:09 am

Striped Skaapsteker....nice sighting and pic! 8)

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby steamtrainfan » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:38 am

Thanks very much Jumbo. We had no idea what it was.
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:25 pm

:hmz: it is blocked with the spines :shock:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:02 am

and what about this one
it was very slim, no move, long :hmz: I think +/- 1 m

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thanks in advance :D
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby MacAdder » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:25 am

My guess is a Skaapsteker (Psammophylax rhombeatus)

http://snakes.co.za/snakephpbb/viewtopi ... 0950fcd80c
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:34 pm

thank you very much :D
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:18 pm

MacAdder, you don't have to be so modest! It IS a Skaapsteker without a doubt!
The other one a legless skink or a Schlegel's?
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:48 am

Can anyone assist in the identification of the snake this Dark Chanting Goshawk made a meal of, please?

(photos taken by Laine)

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Dark Chanting Goshawk - the kill by Laine2005, on Flickr
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:14 pm

Here is a close up of the snake.

Any idea?

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:21 pm

better view... nice picture
like you I'm waiting for an ID :whistle:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:05 pm

Thanks anne-marie. :D

I think it is a Striped Skaapsteker Psammophylax tritaeniatus

But I just want someone with more knowledge on snakes than me to confirm this.
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Striped Skaapsteker

Unread postby MPL » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:13 pm

Striped Skaapsteker

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