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Snake: Southern African Python

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby BushSnake » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:49 pm

It's definitely a python, but pythons vary quite a bit in colour. If the pattern on a snake like this is not very clear, then it may indicate that the snake is getting ready to shed its skin. This one looks like quite a big one, and maybe around 3 metres in length?
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Unread postby bondm » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:45 pm

Python.
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Re: African Rock Python

Unread postby wyld@hrt » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:20 pm

We were lucky enough to come across a python that had just taken an impala along the Maroela Loop in December.
Almost impossible to tell the length as it was still in the process of squeezing its victim into submission and ultimate death however judging by the width of the coil (my thigh would have been embarrassed next to it)
I would safely say the length was between 4 and 5 metres or even longer.

Due to the lateness of the event we unfortunately had to leave and didn't manage to see the finale.

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Re: African Rock Python

Unread postby wyld@hrt » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:18 pm

Ok, let's try again... :doh:

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Re: Snake: African Python

Unread postby luislang » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Saw this monster next to the road between Orpen and Satara close to the S12 turnoff to Girivana dam.
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Re: Snake: African Python

Unread postby Mfezi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:18 pm

Here is a link to the page that I have posted photos of a python I saw in 2006 on the H10. Not sure anymore what time of the day it was though :hmz: I will say it was between 1,5m and 2m.

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=90&t=7414&start=30

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Re: Snake: African Python

Unread postby JenB » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:28 pm

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Re: Snake: African Python

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:47 pm

wow superb :dance: :clap:
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