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Snake: Spotted Bush

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Re: bush snake having lunch

Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:17 pm

Welcome to the forum, antje naja

That is really an awesome sighting and very nice photos. :clap:
The Spotted Bush Snake is my favourite snake…we had one living in the roof of our bush house for quite some time and it quickly brought under control the overpopulation of geckos that was living in the roof….to me they actually have cute faces…well, for a snake that is. :lol:

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby marissa » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:38 pm

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What do you think this snake is

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby Mgulube » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:13 am

Spotted Bushsnake? :hmz:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby DuneRichard » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:26 am

Where did you find it? KNP?
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby marissa » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:24 pm

Jip in KNP. Berg en Dal.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby marissa » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:14 pm

No could not wait to long. Was going to be late for the gate. But the chameleon did not look very well. I think it would have deid in not more than 10 min. But i can tell you one think a chameleon can put up one good fight, it was biting the snake and chasing it. But i suppose venom got him under, felt bad for the poor chameleon.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby fooble » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:19 pm

Those are members of Philothamnus group of snakes.
They are totally harmless.

The ones you have there are Spotted Bush snake - Philothamnus semivariegatus.
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That's is what the adults look like they get to about 1.2m , feed mainly on geckos and frogs.They are usually very skittish snakes and move off when disturbed so there is no reason to fear they biting anyone.

At this time of year it is highly likey they are just hatching out there eggs usually these snakes lay between 5-12 eggs so be on the look out for more.
Have a look where your pool pump is i have found eggs from this species before in there , warm and humid nice place for snake eggs.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby ice » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:41 pm

spotted tree snake? filmed near Lower Sabie reception about a month ago



could somebody also tell me the of the plant it is lying in?

thanks

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby brian schrenk » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:10 am

Ice - The snake in your video is a Spotted Bush Snake (Philothamnus semivariegatus) and it is in an aloe (not sure about the aloes specie.)

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Boomslang or Bush Snake?

Unread postby zubeb » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:41 pm

Is this a Boomslang or Bush Snake, saw it on a recent trip to the Kruger Park
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Re: Boomslang or Bush Snake?

Unread postby Bush hugger » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:20 pm

Boomslang :hmz:

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Re: Boomslang or Bush Snake?

Unread postby Bennievis » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:01 pm

:hmz:
Me thinks spotted bush snake..... look at the smooth scales

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Re: Boomslang or Bush Snake?

Unread postby Blackmamba » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:38 am

Spotted Bush Snake 100%
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Re: Boomslang or Bush Snake?

Unread postby gmlsmit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:21 am

Spotted Bush Snake.
Black speckles are indicative.
A Boomslang has a shorter stubby head.
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Snake: Spotted Bush

Unread postby MPL » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:13 pm

Spotted Bush Snake

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