Yup a rinkhals probably tricked you,strange that it played dead before the other defences.
I work with many rinkhals at the snake park I volunteer at and it takes quite a bit of spitting,striking and running away before the snake plays dead.
Rinkhals dont really have a "nest" as sorts,but a female will give birth to her babies somewhere hidden in the garden and they will wanter off from there,so there is no area in your garden where you will find a few together very close.
Meandering Mouse wrote:
Oh dear, Nads, its sounds as if you were completely scammed by a Rinkhals
no more picking up of dead snakes, please I am going to be looking around for possible snake deterent plants. I remember being told as a child that snakes did not like tomato plants. I begged my mother to plant them under my window. I'm not sure whether that is an old wives tale, or not. Maybe some of our clever mites can give us some more advice here.
This is an old wives tale,at the snake park I volunteer at we got a list of some plants and even spices and apparently chase snakes away.including tomato plants(and tomatoes).
The plants were put on the side of the snake cage that the snakes normally lie at(their favourite spot) and nothing changes,the snakes simply sat on or hid in the plants.
Note we did this with over 20 different species of indigenous snakes.
I hope that you can help me on my "problem" that I seem to have.
About 2 weeks ago my dogs cornered a snake by the front door, when we had someone come and remove it, he said that it was a Rinkhals.
The snake was about 1m in length.
On Tuesday when I got home, I found a baby snake in our back yard by our lapa. It looked like it was dead (but I could see that it had recently eaten), I turned it over onto its back and saw that it was shiny black with a white/cream band on its belly. So natrually I presumed that it was a baby Rinkhals.
We got rid of it. But now what I cant seem to find on the net is what type of habitat is it found in, does is make a nest, etc. I am really worried that there might be a nest somewhere in our yard and just now something happens to my dogs
If anyone can give any info/advice on this snake it would be grateful.
Thank you so so much
Was that possibly Clive from Snake City,in Edenvale?