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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:10 am 
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My rather short list:

Puff Adder (near Skukuza)
Something browinsh that disappeared into the bush before I could grab my camera and take a photo to id. (Near Olifants)


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Never seen a snake in the wild. :hmz:
They must really hate me. :wall: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
I have a healthy fear of snakes, but have seen the following in the wild:

Puff Adder
Mole Snake
Vine Snake
Rinkhals
Boomslang
African Rock Python
And a few unidentified ones....

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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I'm sitting on 55 species of snakes, of which 10 have only been found as squashed versions on the road :( . The best thing is that even though finding a new species is becoming more and more difficult, I still enjoy finding the most common ones such as brown house snakes and heralds. There is just something special to seeing a grass snake or a mamba dart accross the road, or watching a big python disappear into the grass.

It is amazing to see how many snakes you find once you start looking out for them...although that may very well mean missing the lions that are lying next to the road :)

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Like this Mamba, see the Squirrel on the other side. :lol:

My list is fairly long, got a 3,5m green Anaconda for a pet but that does not count. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Awesome shot that one :thumbs_up: :big_eyes:
You are onto something here. Why not pet snakes? Snakes are snakes :huh: And where are the photos. I see a lot of snakes-mostly in my nightmares-do they count???
I have a 2.5 meter Boa Constrictor, and an albino Corn Snake. Had a few (3) more corn snakes, a California King snake, about 5 other Boas. That makes it 10.
In the wild:
Female Boomslang
Puff Adder
Rock python
Red Lipped Herald
Spotted Bush Snake
Brown Water snake when I was young, it chased me out of the water, and I have yet to beat my own 100 meter sprint.
Rufus Beked Snake
Schlegels Blind Snake.

And a few unidentified ones, a few road kills.

Have been very fortunate to see snakes every time I have visited KNP.
This was on my last visit to KNP.

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:18 pm 
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:clap: Scipio. that is an all time classic shot if ever I saw one.Thats a decent size mamba too
There are some really nice lists on here :D
As for my list i havent really got a complete one but memorable dangerous ones include the recent BM in the hide but the west coast and Namibia is just full of them and thats where I have had almost all my encounters. Puffies black spitting cobras, cape cobra, boomslang, coral snake skaapstekers berg adder, horned adder and rhinkhals are all on the list. Almost stood on a fat and lazy puffie once which I think was the closest call along with having my sunglasses wet by a black spitting cobra.Both of those were in Namaqualand.
Like Noel though , sadly I have seen way too much roadkill esp mole snakes----


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Scips, that is an incredible shot :D :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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This is Gustave, now about 3,5 meters. 8)

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That Mamba was over 3,5 Meters. :big_eyes: I have seen many(Well about 9 in Kruger, but got shots of only 2, the other one I will post as well. :thumbs_up: If you see the uncropped pic with detail...... :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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That is some serious flesh there, :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Noel, that is a serious gal. Beautifull. :clap:

MM, he is immensely strong, and only one person is allowed near. But then he goes walkies with me & the dog(Sam) :thumbs_up:

Finding my other pic of the first Mamba captured, also compiling a list. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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My list of snakes that being seen,kept and caught!! I have not kept all only some but released again after a short while.

1.Rinkals
2.Moz Spitting Cobra
3.Brown House Snake (Kept)
4.Puff Adder (Kept)
5.Boom Slang
5.Mole Snake (Kept)
6.Cape Cobra
7.Black Mamaba
8.Green Mamaba
9.Wolf Snake ( Kept)
9.Rombic Egg Eater (Kept)
10.Red Lip Herald (Kept)
11.Yellow Belly Grass Snake (Kept, gravid female 21 Eggs)
12.Aurora House Snake (Kept)
13.Centiped Eater (Kept)
14.Brown Water Snake(Kept)
15.Spotted Bush Snake
16.African Rock Python
17.Skaap Steker(Kept)

My brain has just retired...the list goes on!!
I am a big fan of snakes!!


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Dafie, Welcome & you should come this way, we got may snakes. See you at the cricket. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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Scipio wrote:
Dafie, Welcome & you should come this way, we got may snakes. See you at the cricket. :thumbs_up:


Maybe we will find some on the pitch :wink:

Ya see you there,cant wait!! :slap:


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 Post subject: Re: How Many Snakes on Your list?
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WOW Awesome pic that Scips :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: and Gustave is soooo cute :twisted: :twisted:


My List is as follows:

1. Black Mamba
2. Boomslang
3. Mole snake
4. Schlegels blind snake
5. African rock python
6. Puff adder
7. Stiletto snake
one or two others that I couldn't identify in time


I have been trying to find more info on the snakes in Kruger, habitats, active periods etc...but there is almost nothing, unles I am looking in the wrong places... Can anyone offer any insight to this or recommend any books on Kruger snakes specifically?

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