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 Post subject: Re: Cobra Duell
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:47 pm 
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superb and interesting :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Cobra Duell
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Fantastic images!

Very special captures!


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 Post subject: Re: Cobra Duell
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:big_eyes: :big_eyes: WOW, what awesome sightings!!!! :shock:

Thanks for sharing these fantastic pics!!!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Cape Cobra
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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Cape Cobra
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Wow MacAdder, who's shoe is that :shock: Very brave!

Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing


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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Cape Cobra
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Bennievis wrote:
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Thanatosis in smaller animals has been evolved to make the animal freeze when it is grabbed (Eg. by an eagle) so that the eagle won't kill it, but merely take it to the skies, the moment the eagle puts the snake down, however, the snake will dart away or fight back.

Very interesting posting! I suspect the little blighters enjoy flying. :hmz:

@ Bennievis... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Cape Cobra
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These animals are my favorite. I am a snake catcher and rescue these more than most.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi there
Here is another snake that i need to be ID please

My initial feeling was that it was a mole snake but now working on the photos i am undecided if it is a Cape Cobra or a Mole snake. Sorry not the greatest of photos that were taken in the KTP
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hey Papa Smurf

Its a speckled phase Cape Cobra.

Rounded snout rules out Mole Snake.
Lovely animal.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Can someone please help ID this snake for KTP:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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@ Kesheshe - If I'm correct this is a black phase Cape Cobra. I was thinking Black Spitting Cobra but the location is a bit too far East for the Spitter. Trying to see the Upper Labials n it looks like there are 7 (BSpitter has six) Labial no.3 & 4 under the eye (BSpitter only no.3 would be under the eye)
Rule out black phase Mole Snake as the animal is too glossy and the snout is rounded (Mole Snake hooked snout and no sheen on the scales)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Ross - thank very much for ID on the snake.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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I found this snake on the Old Main Road Loop (Mopani area).

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I think it is a Mozambique spitting cobra. Is that correct? Thank you very much for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Impisi,
I'm no expert but I agree with your ID: Mozambique Spitting cobra.
Beautiful photos! What equipment did you use?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thanks Bennievis.

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What equipment did you use?


I used the Canon Eos 7D and the 300 mm f/2.8 IS USM in combination with 1.4 extender (first photo) and the 2x (second photo).


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