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 Post subject: Re: Please help us identify this snake
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Fankie wrote:
Who says I'm not an expert :twisted: - lived in Palagat and collected /caught snakes for more than 35 years (and was considered as one by everyone who knew me).
Sorry Fankie! :gflower:
I in fact didn't say you weren't which is why I added what I did at the end of my post. 8)
It was just that Joao had suggested it might be a different snake and in the reptile thread there are others who could have confirmed your or his ID.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help us identify this snake
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:D nice to know I have an expert (connaisseur) in snakes close by me :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Please help us identify this snake
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Elsa - no problem at all - I understood it the way you wrote it. Just felt I needed to "stir" a bit ... something else I'm pretty well known for.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help us identify this snake
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 Post subject: Re: Please help us identify this snake
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my innitial thought after seeing the first photo was black mamba, but after seeing the close uo of the head I now also think olive grass snake

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Olive Grass
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definate olive grass,


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Anyone a idea what this snake was??

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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MacAdder wrote:
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Anyone a idea what this snake was??

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Where in the world was picture taken?


Kruger park - near pretoriuskop - march 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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That's an Olive Grass snake (Psammophis mossambicus). Even though they are venomous the venom is not considered dangerous to humans. It's quite sad to see how many dead ones are seen in the KNP!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Rookie, thanks for the larger view! (Olive Grass Snake)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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During my last trip in march 2012 we spotted this snake having a meal. We think it's a female boomslang but not sure. Any help is welcome. It was at the waterhole halfway the tropic of capricorn road.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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No, not Boomslang but Sand or Whip snake!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi Bobbi Jane,

Thanks for the ID.
I follow you 100 % on the cape cobra. Are you 100 % sure on the Sandsnake? Can't find no further information on this species in kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Daffy, probably Karoo Sandsnake, but Google 'Sand snakes' & you will see the head shape & the typical dotted lips of Sand snakes -that are very clear in your pic! Sorry that I can't point more precisely!

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