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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby umtali1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:26 pm

ils wrote:Hi Guys,

Can anyone help me to id a snake? I have 2 pictures, but can not upload them. I can email them to anyone that can then upload them for me...
Short discription of the snake: Brown, whitish spots on the back, small black stripe by the eyes and under this black strip there is a orange stripe.....


uploaded from ISL's Nokia (hence a little pixelated)...
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ISL please advise the length of it...

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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby ils » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:55 am

The snake was about 25cm
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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby Canis Lupus » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:57 pm

ils wrote:Short discription of the snake: Brown, whitish spots on the back, small black stripe by the eyes and under this black strip there is a orange stripe.....


It is difficult to be 100% sure on the photo but if I go by your discription of the stripes next to the eyes I would say that this is a young brown house snake.
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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby Bennievis » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:30 pm

My thoughts too Canis Lupus, brown house snake.

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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby BushSnake » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:14 pm

Its a little red-lipped herald. You can see the characteristic black cheeks in the last photograph, The snake is also a little bit fatter than what a house snake of the same size would be.

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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby blackmambaman » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:14 pm

definate juvenile brown house snake

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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:18 pm

DEFINITELY a Herald snake!
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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby Bush hugger » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:46 am

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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby Mfezi » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:08 pm

I agree with BushSanke and Bobbi Jane - a Herald snake. Your Brown House snake does not have whitish spots on the back and also you would have seen a beige / cream stripe in a V shape from the tip of the nose running to the back of the head through the eye if it was a Brown House Snake. This is not visible in either of the photos.

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Re: help to id a snake

Unread postby o-dog » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:41 am

Mfezi wrote:you would have seen a beige / cream stripe in a V shape from the tip of the nose running to the back of the head through the eye if it was a Brown House Snake. This is not visible in either of the photos.


Exactly!

Im going definitely not a brown house snake :thumbs_up:

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