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 Post subject: Snake: Rhombic Egg-eater
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:19 pm 
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I caught this impressive display from a rhombic egg-eater nr Cape Town last week. Of course they can't back it up, no teeth, but it would give a layman a fright (and maybe end up dead)!! They do get confused with night adders.



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I would still run a mile..teeth or no teeth !!!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Anyone care to guess?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Simple puffie, is it not?

not so simple if it bites.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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red adder? you got me going here.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Too scaly for a baby python,....

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Sorry Not a Puff, red adder or a python

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Skaapsteker, or House snake.

This is worse than Jenb.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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maybe juvenile.. mole/house snake?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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:hmz: you have one with the more visible head ?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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It could be a night adder???

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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I am going with juvenile mole snake.

Lovely thead got going

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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On second thoughts, it is a Common Egg Eater!

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