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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:45 am 
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Hi Dup, I don't know where or by whom it was taken. Someone has mailed it to me approximately two years ago and I have saved it on my PC. Maybe it's a hoax! :twisted: :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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You lot who have been scared witless by black mambas, count yourselves lucky. :whistle:

I have not yet seen one in the wild. :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Bush Baptist wrote:
You lot who have been scared witless by black mambas, count yourselves lucky. :whistle:

I have not yet seen one in the wild. :wall:



Me neither, have seen one at Shimuwini stuck between the glass sliding door and the glass and they also like sliding under the doors of the huts at Balule as there is a big gap there. :whistle: :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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I did read a post a long time ago (I think it was Jeanus) who had left the shower and was combing her hair when she felt a splash on her arm/neck.. It was a M.S.Cobra in the thatch reacting to the movement of her arm :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Bush Baptist wrote:
You lot who have been scared witless by black mambas, count yourselves lucky. :whistle:

I have not yet seen one in the wild. :wall:

Saw one shooting away over the road in the Malelane region. But they are way too fast for a photo! :wall:
Somehow I would not like one in my roof though. Well, not an active one.

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RobertT wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:
You lot who have been scared witless by black mambas, count yourselves lucky. :whistle:

I have not yet seen one in the wild. :wall:



Me neither, have seen one at Shimuwini stuck between the glass sliding door and the glass and they also like sliding under the doors of the huts at Balule as there is a big gap there. :whistle: :whistle:



Remind me not to stay at Balule. :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Thanks TheunsH ,
peace has return to my house :)

Black mamba in the wild , they are fast very fast ,but what are above my senses is how did the guys caught them . It is not logic get in the same tree and able to catch an adult Black Mamba. :big_eyes:

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We saw a black mamba that had been killed by a car near olifants, i do have a picture somewhere. I really hate snakes but it was awful to see :(

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Some say (a la Jeremy Clarkson) BM's have a smell similar to chillies/green peppers. This is according to a person who had a real close unscheduled meeting with Mr. Mamba. Hmm

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Grantmissy...I know the topic is about snakes in the roof? Is it possible....so I will start of with that one....then as many posted about Black Mamba and either they have never seen one, or they too fast for a picture...or dead ones on the road..etc...please forgive me if I change the subject a little in this post...but I think its very interesting to see...

At Nkumbe Viewpoint...Only a harmless Spotted Bush Snake...but still a snake in the roof :shock:

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Black Mamba's...I did not stay long enough to see if this one was actually dead or not...

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Where this one was definately very much alive and as DQ said...extremely fast...It only allowed me to push the shutter 3 times and then it was gone :shock:

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And this Night Adder that one of the campers caught at the entance to the ladies ablutions at Lower Sabie :shock: He did go and release it at the fence and I did not go with to see what direction it went

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And this Moz Spitting Cobra on the road
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And a Puffadder
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And lastly this Python...
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What is very interesting is that aparrt from the Python and the Puffadder, all these snakes were seen in the Lower Sabie Area...maybe because it was November/December?? :o

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That was our welcome present last year in the rhino post lodge :D :D :D

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As soon as I saw this title, I knew I should have left well alone!!!
But no.......me being me, I just HAD to look. :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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nice pic s Mgoddard :thumbs_up:

ratio of spotting snakes in KNP, I think with our family it is about only one every 15 th day and then you won t even got time to take a picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Thanks for the pictures Mgoddard! I am glad that peace has returned to Dup’s house.

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Ok well the snake we saw wasn't in the roof.

But he/she(puff adder) was lying comfortably under a bench @ the ablusion blocks where the fellow campers waited for a shower to open, this happend in Satara

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