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 Post subject: Snake or Skink ???
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:33 am 
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Hi all,
We came across the perculiar looking snake\skink on Tuesday this week (13th Apr) crossing the road in the Skukuza camp.
Please could somebody advise as we have no idea what it actually is ? :big_eyes:
I did move in the same manner as a snake, slithering in the s like movement.
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 Post subject: Re: Snake or Skink ???
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:07 am 
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I think this is one of the 'blind snakes' that normally burrow underground much like moles do. Their preferred food consists of termites, their eggs and other invertibrates. They are totally harmless to man.

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Schlegel's blind snake :D

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 Post subject: Re: Snake or Skink ???
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Very nice find, Schlegel's blind snake for sure.

Was this seen after heavy rains?


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 Post subject: Re: Snake or Skink ???
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 Post subject: Re: Snake or Skink ???
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easy a blind snake


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