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 Post subject: Any recent sightings of snakes in or around camps at Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:15 pm 
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I would love to hear of any recent sightings of snakes in and around the camps in Kruger? What type of snake and where and when it was spotted. I am absolutely fascinated by snakes, but my luck I never get to see any.

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 Post subject: Re: Any recent sightings of snakes in or around camps at Kru
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:24 am 
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:yaya: Blackmamba over the years we have not seen many snakes in Kruger in the camps or on the roads although we know that they are well represented in the Kruger. On the Facebook page I have seen a photograph posted by a visitor of a big snake in the men’s toilets 2 years ago at the Pafuri Picnic site. The person who posted the photograph did not mention whether someone was in the lavatory when the snake arrived … Blackmamba!.

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 Post subject: Re: Any recent sightings of snakes in or around camps at Kru
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:57 pm 
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We had our first proper visit to Kruger this October, and after reading comments on the forum were not really expecting to see any snakes! We did have a few snake encounters just prior to Kruger, and put it down to us being either lucky or unlucky depending on your viewpoint. Anyhow in Kruger we did have a couple of sightings, one curled round a post on a water tower at one of the picnic stops which we did get a photo of (not sure how to add on here), and one we caught the back half of sliding between the canvases of our tent while staying at Tamboti, which led to quite a restless night :-) Afraid I couldnt tell you what either were, but am hoping when I figure out how to add a photo someone might be able to help identify one of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Any recent sightings of snakes in or around camps at Kru
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:10 pm 
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We saw this chap last week between Lower Sabie and Olifants. He had just eaten something small - we thought it was probably a squirrel

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 Post subject: Re: Any recent sightings of snakes in or around camps at Kru
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:45 pm 
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That's a good sized Python Sue! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Any recent sightings of snakes in or around camps at Kru
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about six weeks ago there was a huge python behind the Lower Sabie Restaurant kitchen - apparently it had crawled out of a pipe, killed and swallowed a monitor lizard and was then too big to take the same route it had used in the first place - a few minutes later two of the LS guides arrived and sent everybody away...we were later told that they were planning to catch the snake but as soon they got too close the python regurgitated the lizard and then, thin enough, disappeared through the pipe


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There was a Mozambic Spitting Cobra in Balule during the Balule Birding bash

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Slow Mo wrote:
we did get a photo of (not sure how to add on here)


Here is a very nice tutorial for posting photos on the Forums Slow Mo:

How to.. Host photos for use with Trip Reports.

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