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 Post subject: Common Long-tailed seps
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:23 pm 
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Hi guys,

Not sure if this is a snake or a legless lizard? Any help would be appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:05 pm 
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Well you can see from the pic it has tiny feet, so it's definitely some sort of lizard.

My guess would be Common long-tailed seps Tetradactylus tetradactylus...


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 Post subject: Re: Common Long-tailed seps
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Common Long-tailed seps - Tetradactylus tetradactylus

Body thin, short. Long snake-like tail (three time body length)
Only 4 toes on each of very small limbs.
Back olive, dark brown stripe on each side, black and white bars on side of neck.
Hunts small insect, grasshoppers, in montane grassland and fynbos.
Lays 3 -5 eggs in Summer.
Southern regions to Eastern Cape.

Similar: Short-tailed seps
Long tail. Small, fully formed limbs.
Southern Cape to KwaZulu Natal.

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