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Snake fight on Table Mountain

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Snake fight on Table Mountain

Unread postby andynct » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:29 pm

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I found this on YouTube. It was posted last month by a UK tourist.

Snake fight on Table Mountain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcKXwx8ABc

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Re: Snake fight on Table Mountain

Unread postby AjayB » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:09 am

HeyAndy- Welcome to the boards nd a really cool vid ! The whole fight is very clear. Not really the type of fight one wants to be breaking up....hey you 2 cut it out! :D

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Re: Snake fight on Table Mountain

Unread postby Jumbo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:33 am

Wow, this really is amazing :shock: …thanks for the link andynct!!! 8)
The Cape Cobra is possibly seeing the Puff Adder as food. Cape Cobras eat other snakes and the Puff Adder is actually eaten by quite a few other snakes, including the Mozambican Spitting Cobra.

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Re: Snake fight on Table Mountain

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:39 am

A warm welcome to you, Andynct :D

That is the most amazing footage :big_eyes: thanks so much for the link.
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Re: Snake fight on Table Mountain

Unread postby Hugh » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:52 am

A few years ago while walking on the concrete road down Table mountain..yes there is a road up the Constantia side of the mountain. I saw a log in the path and my foot was millimetres from standing on it when I realised it was a pufie and I have never jumped so high in my life !!! puffie gave me a dirty look as snakes can and went into the grass on the side of the path, All the real Hugh was worried about was how he would have to carry me down the rest of the mountain, this was before the cell phone. Now I am wary of logs on paths.
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Re: Snake fight on Table Mountain

Unread postby JustNature » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 am

:big_eyes: thanks for the link andynct :thumbs_up:
Question here, is the puffie's venom poisonous to other snakes? :huh:
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