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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Hi BluTuna.
Definately a female Boomslang you got there.....

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi BluTuna.
Definately a female Boomslang you got there.....


Thanks! I thought it might be but the last time I ID'd a snake as a Boomslang, I was wrong :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
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Spotted this Boomslang as it was released after been removed from a building in Berg and Dal camp

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
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Wonderful pics of a beautiful snake :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
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Thank you flying cheetah :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Birgitta, the harmless green snakes of the genus Philothamnus (Natal green snake, green water snake, and although slightly different also the spotted bush snakes) rarely grow over 1 meter long, but they certainly do occur in Kruger. If a green snake is well over 1 meter, then in all likelihood it is a boomslang. Also, a snake that goes for a chameleon is more likely a boomslang than a green snake or bush snake. The green snakes and bush snakes are not as strong (or venomous) as boomslang, and I think it is unlikely (though never impossible) that they will tackle strong prey like chameleons.

Although most boomslang females are brown (at least up here), there have been confirmed cases of green females as well. Like with most "rules" in nature, there are always exceptions just to keep life interesting :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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This is the snake we saw in late Feb 2006, identified as a boomslang. Not a very good picture taken through the car window. It was not a 2m specimen but about 1m. Great to get to see it.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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wow, nice one :clap:
(picture and snake) I can't ID... sorry

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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What about a spotted bush snake :hmz: ??? I believe these are long and green and could be mistaken for a green boomslang....

Great pic Birgitta :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Nice pic of that Boomslang Birgitta! :thumbs_up: Sandeep, the Spotted Bushsnake will have clear black narrow bands in the neck area and further back there will be black spots. Then the Spotted Bushsnake's tail / posterior part of the body is a brownish / bronze colour. The one in Birgitta's photo does not have either of these colour markings.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thanks for your comments. I am sure it is a boomslang based on feedback I did get when contacting Cape Reptile Institute. The issue discussed here was whether it is a male or female and I have now learnt they can both be green.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Any ideas on this snake ?

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Seen along side the H13-1

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi Graeme and Nicky

This is a Boomslang. Very well spotted and thanks for sharing with us! :thumbs_up: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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:clap: both... pictures and snake

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thank you for the ID. :thumbs_up:

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