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Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:07 pm 
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Hi Hugo and welcome,

Believe it or not I have only this last trip seen a python in Kruger after all this time and we had 2 different sightings. :roll: :D
First one was on the S119 and the second at the juction of one of those little loops off the H4-1 near the Skukuza turn off.
I think they are pretty much found all over Kruger

There is also a lot more info here

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Hi Hugo
I saw this one outside Bateleur Camp last June (2006)
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It was rather scary!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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I have seen one on a morning walk near Balule. We were 8 people who walked pass the python before the last person saw it right next to the path we were walking on. It was a 4 meter one. Stunning experience.


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Three years ago, driving out of the picnic spot at Pafuri, a huge python crossed the road in front of us. It was easily longer than the width of the road - at least 4m and probably nearer to 5m. I remember we were amazed at how thick it was. I have the incident on video but no pics, I'm afraid. We're back in that area in February so I'll see if we can track it down :wink:


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At last, I think that I have managed to load two photos of the python I saw last year on H10.

Enjoy them.

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Need help identifying this snake :?


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by the sheer size i would say python, but i stand corrected. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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Saw this yesterday near home,thought i'd share.The python had killed and swallowed an impala.The snakes head is at bottom left and it was at least 5 meters long.
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Wow Nannie that must have been quite scary!


"Near"is not close, it's more like 800 meters away.It had been there for a day or so and i'm told it will stay for anything up to week to digest the meal.It is the first time i've seen this so it great.


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Dear me! It swallowed an Impalla?? That's 1 big snake!!! Notify National Geographic, they'll love the pics!

Hope one of them doesn't eat me!

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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These from Mike Tindall and Winston Floquet, Sept 1977, early morning, near N'wanetsi camp ! :shock:


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:big_eyes: That Python is huge :big_eyes: That man is brave :shock:

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Thanks for posting the photos Richprins. :thumbs_up: You have just made my day :dance: :dance: I just love pythons and this really must have been some shock for the driver when he opened the bonnet.

Always new that a camera tripod had more than one use :twisted:

WONDERFUL!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: African Python
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:55 pm 
Pleasure, Mfezi!

Seems they stopped to look at the snake, and it made a beeline for the heat of the engine, it being a winter morning in Kruger! :shock:

Not the only time this has happened, if memory serves! :hmz:


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