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 Post subject: Re: Hey guys could you please help me identify this snake
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:12 pm 
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May well have been shy.

It fled to the bush from the path for cover, and that is where I got the closeup photos.
Once I gave it some room it moved away quickly. But it may well have stayed so still in the bush even when I got so close for protection rather than curiosity.

Thanks for the quick response.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey guys could you please help me identify this snake
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:20 pm 
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definitly a olive whipsnake


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Hi all

Any idea on this snake spotted near Lower Sabie this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi, that very much looks like a Cape Cobra! Dangerous and sometimes very aggressive, especially if it feels threatened! A very nice photo and lucky to have time to take it! Nice specimen.
Or it might be an Olive Whip Snake which is quite common in the Park. Lets hear what the fundies say!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi Bobbi and Ales

Thanks for the tip off... googled your suggestions... I think Olive Whip Snake is the correct bet. I was just stoked to finally see a snake in the park.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:08 pm 
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It is always nice to see a snake in the park,and I find the easiest way is just to walk around the camp(near the edges) and look along any walls etc..
Just make sure you know what you have found before getting too close :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Can you please tell me what snake this one is, it was on the H1-6 close to Shingwedzi? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Any other photo Wildheart? Any idea of the length? That snake could be any one of possibilities: Cobra, mole snake, brown house snake, black mamba. A lot of snakes excluded by virtue of the mono-colouring.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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No unfortunately not, he moved lighting fast and the rest was just a blur. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Wildheart this chap could be one o the whip snakes formerly Sand Snakes and Grass Snakes.

My reasoning is that there is no gloss for it to be Mozambique, the color and thickness is not right for a Snouted Cobra, teh head you can see is is almost rounded so it would rule out Mamba. The size says no to Boomslang as if this were Boomslang it would be juvenile and then a two tone color.

The long tail also rules out the cobras n mamba.

A mole Snake would be a lot fatter than this guy and the flash you say would aslo point to Whip Snakes


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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It does look very similar to an Olive Whip snake. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Magic Guarri wrote:

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These pics were already posted last year by my sister but nobody was sure what this snake is. So I will try again, maybe MacAdder can help here :wink: We saw this snake last year in May in Umfolozi/KZN, it seemed it was injured by a car :(

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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My guess from the scale pattern and the length and structure of the body is that this is an adult female Boomslang (Dispholidus typus). :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thanks MacAdder :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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McAdder, I think it is rather a Olive Whip Snake. The head & eyes do not match those of a Boomslang.
The eagle is indeed a Tawny Eagle!

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