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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:43 pm 
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I have read today in the news that a snake believed to be a MSC was spotted at a busy Gautrain station this week where it got under the car of one of the commuters and it sort of “vanished”. It is said that the commuter has not used his car since the snake was last seen vanishing under his car. Although Kruger is much quieter than a train station relatively few snakes are spotted within the Camps or within the accommodation units that I am aware of.

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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Grantmissy wrote:
Although Kruger is much quieter than a train station relatively few snakes are spotted within the Camps or within the accommodation units that I am aware of.


......................and long may it remain that way!!!! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :lol: :lol:

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Ja but just be careful hey. I believe that they are quite partial to the caramel stuff in rondavel roofs.


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 Post subject: Re: Snakes in roofs –is it possible?
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It is Summer which means it is Snake season. We have not seen many snakes in Kruger but the one that we have seen a few times is one of the venom spitting snakes - the Mozambican Spitting Cobra (MSC).

The other Cobra that we have seen in Kruger was at the guest house in Shingwedzi and it was the snouted one - luckily not in the house itself. These sightings were in Summer. I have heard of people in those game drive vehicles that had a Mozambican Spitting Cobra right next to their vehicle looking very ready to strike but luckily the Ranger drove off in a haste.

The other brief sighting that we had of a MSC was at the Babalala Picnic Site when we parked close to the grass, got out and heard the grass make a rustling sound and thought it was a francolin but no, it was a MSC who fortunately disappeared quickly into the thick grass. Luckily we have never had a snake in our Rondawel or cottage or any roof in the Kruger. But snakes are not only found in the Kruger this week a jogger encountered a Cape Cobra on Hout Bay Beach, Cape Town.

When in Kruger we still drive with our windows wide open but some say it is not wise …

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