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Snake: Marbled tree snake

Unread postby francoisd » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:41 am

As you are on the topic of snakes the following snake visited our safari tent at one of the reserves we just visited. It took me a while to convince the snake that it would be better off getting into the container I offered it so it could be transported a couple of meters away into the bush. We were lying on the bed reading when I noticed the snake's head coming through the top opening of the zips. Just go to show that one has to keep your eyes open for any such "danger"

Anybody have any idea of what snake this is?
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Unread postby Stoffel » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:49 pm

Not that I know snakes very well, but I do have a few books with good photos. Whereabout did this incident happen? This can help to ID the snake as some species can be eliminated depending on the area where it occurred. Looks like a Forest Cobra, but it is highly unlikely if it was in reserves adjacent too Kruger as they are mainly associated with the Zululand coast and Mocambique.
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Unread postby francoisd » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:54 am

Photo was taken in a reserve in northen Zululand close to the little town of Mkhuze. It looks bigger on the photo than in real life. I will estimate it to have been ± 40cm in lenght
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:14 am

Lovely colour.
40 cm is still 40 cm of snake :shock:
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Unread postby Pilane » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:43 pm

francoisd wrote:Anybody have any idea of what snake this is?


Harmless Marbled tree snake on the hunt for a ghecko or two...

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Unread postby bokkie_ac » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:20 pm

ok here goe son first attempt at pic..Image[/img]
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Unread postby bokkie_ac » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:43 pm

20 years catching and keeping snakes.. but im always happy for a second opinion.

I was carrying 2 bags to the car ( bare foot or course) and i looked down to se ethe guy striking away at me on the path. I did drop the babgs and jump back. had no idea what it was. but being the daft animal i was i caught it. took a pic and released it away from the other huts
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Unread postby Pilane » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:43 pm

Indeed a Dipsadoboa aulica, but the common name is a Marbled tree snake and not a Cross-barred tree snake (Dipsadoboa flavida) as the cross- barred has a distinct eye line running to the nose. Nice sighting! :D

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Unread postby bokkie_ac » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:49 pm

nice one thanks.

my books out of date.. but no need to worry another excuse to get an up to date one

My book states


A marbled tress snake was described in 1989 by Rasmussen. it occurs from extreme southern Mozambique along the coastal zone of east africa tosouther somalia. It appears to be smaller than the cross barred treee snake with a max length of 61cm
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby wildheart » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:20 pm

We found this one trying to get in through the bedroom window. What snake is it please?

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby Ales » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:56 pm

That is a marbled tree snake.

Where was it found(area)?

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby ross hawkins » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:22 pm

These are stunning little guys n not something you find very often.

Very nice find :)

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby wildheart » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:07 pm

We found him in Marloth Park - bordering the south of Kruger, I did not know that they are found in Mpumalanga. I read that they are mainly from KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Swaziland, southeast Zimbabwe and southern and central Mozambique.

Thanks for the id guys. :wink:

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Re: Snakes: Marbled tree snake

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:47 pm

:D Our dinner guest at Tamboti last Wednesday :D

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Re: Snakes: Marbled tree snake

Unread postby JeanniR » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:55 pm

RosemaryH wrote::D Our dinner guest at Tamboti last Wednesday :D


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