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 Post subject: Re: African Python
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Saw this Python near Biyamiti last June:

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:33 pm 
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Saw this Python on the Skukuza-Lower Sabie road....was impressed how quickly it slithered away :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: African Python
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:45 pm 
This from an email doing the rounds. Don't know where...but nice pic of the teeth! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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superb photo :clap:
thanks for posting RP :D

and I will search yours Safrica.... around Biyamiti :dance:
and of course yours Gunner... but a little bit vague... (Skukuza-Lower Sabie are verry distant) :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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RP that pics from a reserve in gauteng as far as I know. Its very unfortunate that it was killed (does not look it but its actually dead in the photos) by the electric fence.

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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Yes, I remember seeing that sad pic a few years ago. Since then, a beautiful specimen was also done away with on my parents' farm - due to human ignorance :big_eyes: :evil:

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QUESTION: Is it true that females are generally bulkier than males? Or are they only sexed in the same way as other snakes? (Can't find the info in my snake book, but I'm convinced that I read this somewhere?!?)

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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Hi all

Please could you confirm that this is indeed an African Rock Python?

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Just one to add to the same sighting as OWN's, the skin pattern is a bit more prominent.

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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Thanks IB :thumbs_up: :D

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OWN and Siobain :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Lee Lewis, im not sure if its always the case but it would make logical sense for females to be bigger as they would gain more of an advantage from it. Males tend to move aound alot more especially during the breeding season. Also the success rate of the clutch of eggs that a brooding mother incubates is dependent on her ability to maintain the temperature between a very narrow range. Larger pythons are able to maintain a much more constant body temperature because they are able to collect more heat when basking because of their larger body size. So females are often very large and bulky. Interestingly the pythons also have been noted to change colour and females who are expecting to brood will usually be very much darker than males and non-brooding females and this also helps them with absorbing heat.

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If my eyes are not deceiving me, that python is in a struggle with a crocodile! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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Bobbi, the python looks to be already bloted in parts of its body. A python that size could easily weigh up to 55kg so would most likely sink if it were alive. but you never know :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: African Python
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Near Olifantscamp, I filmed the African Rock Python. An amazing and beautiful crature. :wink:



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I agree Nico - certainly a beautiful creature. I haven't seen one in a Sanpark - but we watched one take an impala - It was an incredible experience to see the power and lightening speed of these creatures.

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