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 Post subject: Re: Mole Snake
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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That's a juvinile Mole snake they are extreamly variable when juviniles.

Just For a comparison:

The Eastern Bark snake is a relatively small snake compared to the Mole snake and usually have more darker markings.
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Juvinile Mole Snake.
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 Post subject: Re: Unknown Snake at Dikbaarskolk picnic site
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I agree that this is a Mole snake!! Why don't I ever see these :( ??


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 Post subject: Re: Mole Snake
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
Thanks RJ.

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 Post subject: Re: Mole Snake
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Nice shot cptphotographer :thumbs_up: . It is known that during the mating season, the male will in their fight for the female, bite each other exposing the ribs. And they are good competition for the Puff Adders when it comes to hissing :twisted: .


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Please help with ID, I'm clueless when it comes to snake identification. Whitish belly and about 20cm odd long. Spotted this past Saturday at West Coast National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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cptphotographer wrote:
Please help with ID, I'm clueless when it comes to snake identification. White belly and about 20cm odd long. Spotted this pm at WCNP.

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And the sneaky juvenile variations of the Mole snake strike again.

This is a Mole snake they are quite variable in colour and loose this juvenile patterning as they get larger/older.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
Thanks Fooble, I actually thought it was a Spotted Skaapsteker.

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 Post subject: Re: Mole Snake
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I am fortunate to have a tiny farm just off the N7 West Coast... and must say wow we have HUGE Mole snakes ... some Pitch Black and I m sure over 2m's... others love to mimic The Capies in colour .... and also I see they like to lift their heads.... They are rather aggressive especially 1 ... we think she's female LOL who loves to give you a scare and when you step back 'she' keeps comming... I see that the variety of colours and patterns are almost as diverse as Koi carp


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Could some one please help me.........we saw this snake in Kgalagadi on the Twee Riviere / Mata Mata road on 19 February.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Looks like an adult mole snake (Pseudaspis cana) going about his/her business :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Nice snaps :D Looks a bit more like a young molesnake and not a black spitting cobra to me..... Not up in KTP but molesnakes also known as Majola in some parts of the country. Subject to correction but I am pretty sure one is forbidden from killing one and its very bad luck if one does. Named after one of the main Xhosa clans :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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No doubt it's a mole snake :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi

I know nothing about snakes and can probably only recognise a Cobra or a Puff Adder, so would like some help on identifying this snake that we saw recently near Bedinkt waterhole in Kgalagadi.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi Rookie.
It looks like a mole snake.

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