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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Hey RJ- Think I have been happy getting them wrong for years :hmz: No wonder I never saw an Olive Whip :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Ja Bennievis :D The males were never really a problem with the colours a bit more obvious.Just those female variations :hmz: Not really the condition you want to be seeing one in though :(


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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nice photo's you can see from the keeled scales and the large eyes.

Easy to identify that's if you know what you are looking at :)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 6:17 pm 
Assume this is a black mamba? About 1.2 metres long, and not shy!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Also looks like a black mamba to me. Even more scary if she wasn't shy :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Rp....thats definately not a mamba, looks like quite a large Olive Whip snake...but until I can have a proper look, I wouldnt rule out a cobra species, the shape of the head which I think is angle relate made me think of Mole snake.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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RichPrince, I agree with RJ that it is definitely NOT a mamba. I would rather say it is one of the cobra species. It is the headshape and large eye that compels me to rule out mole snake. But as it goes, it could be something else!! :hmz:

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 Post subject: Snake: Olive Grass
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Hi,

Could somebody please help me identify this snake? I'm really battling to try and find out what it is.

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Samantha


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 Post subject: Re: Snake I.D Needed
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Hi Mant,

Where in the country did you see this snake? I assume it's in the Kruger because its under the KNP board, but.... the only snake I know of (without having my snake guide with me :| ) that is so yellowish in colour is the cape cobra, which does not occur in the KNP...


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 Post subject: Re: Snake I.D Needed
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:40 am 
My guess
Olive Grass Snake


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 Post subject: Re: Snake I.D Needed
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Hi LionWhisperer,

That's what I thought, but I was sure if it was.

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Samantha


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 Post subject: Re: Snake I.D Needed
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Samantha, post your pic Here and I am sure you will get an ID in no time time flat from the experts there.

Shame, looks like it was run over. :(

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 Post subject: Snake: Olive Whip/Grass
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Found it in Nylstroom next to a dam while fishing for bass.

It moved very quickly on the ground and well in the tree. It wasn't aggressive at all juts curious even when I took photos very close.
It has the colouring of a female Boomslang but I dont think the eyes are big enough.
Perhaps a grass snake or olive coloured watersnake (I don't know snakes that well).

It was about 90cm long and brownish olive colour above with a badge/pale yellow below.

Is it a female Boomslang?


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 Post subject: Re: Hey guys could you please help me identify this snake
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Welcome to the forums Jarrod28 :)
I'm sure those better versed than me will be along soon to help out with the ID

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 Post subject: Re: Hey guys could you please help me identify this snake
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It is not a Boomslang! It does look like an Olive Whipsnake / grass snake.
"....This snake (Olive Whipsnake) is often found near water, or in marsh areas. It lives in moist savannah and lowland forest biomes.

The colour of the snake is usually uniform olive brown (hence the name) or with black edged scales on the back, creating longitudinal dark lines. Often with speckles on the neck and head. (see Photos)
The underside is white to yellowish, often darker with speckles.

Adults may reach a maximum lenght of 1.8 meters.

This snake feeds on small reptiles and mammals, frogs, birds and other snakes. (Even Puff Adders and Mambas)

This snake is not dangerous to man, but a bite would be painful, the venom is only mild and may cause local pain and swelling.

The snake is mostly diurnal, and is a very active fast moving snake. It can also move with the front third of its body lifted off the ground like a Black Mamba. This is a very shy snake and would dissappear quickly when approached....." -acknowledge Louis v Niekerk on Web

Here it says it is very shy which your snake was not. Some other snake perhaps? :hmz:

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