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Snake: Shield-nose Cobra (Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius)

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Snake: Shield-nose Cobra (Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius)

Unread postby bondm » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:45 pm

This snake didn't look alive, but snakes do have a habit of playing 'possum'. I have no idea what this is.
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby BushSnake » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Very nice photos!

This one is a shield-nose cobra (Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius).
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby Mfezi » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Sorry for a late reply to your post, but that Shield cobra is an awesome sighting. I have yet to see a Shield cobra in the Kruger!!


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