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 Post subject: Re: Snake in a braai-wood packet
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:56 am 
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bishop3006 wrote:
Nah, you're misreading B5S. She wrote... (my highlight)

JaneBecker wrote:
Brown House snake - totally harmless as is the egg eater and the red lipped herald snake. I think, all are back fanged and you can get a nasty bite but only if the finger is WAYYYYY back in the throat.

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But if misreading is what it takes to get more info here, please misread more often! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


To clear it up.
House snakes do NOT have any fangs nor do egg eaters Egg eater has virtually a tooth-less mouth and one cannot actually be bitten by these snakes except a little Gumming actually!
The herald snake does infact have very small fangs with are located towards the back of the mouth, but a bite from these snakes is little more then in most cases a slight itch at the site of the bite.


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 Post subject: Re: Snake in a braai-wood packet
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Big5, more haste less.....? You gave me a laugh anyway!

Fooble thanks for the info. Most enlightening. I live literally in the sticks and have had these lovely creatures around me all my life. Not even a rinkhals turns a hair. We respect each other.

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 Post subject: Re: Snake in a braai-wood packet
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:03 pm 
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Hallo all

Please will you help me identify this snake, which I found in our garden this morning (Pretoria). It is a tiny tiny snake (about 10 cm), but very aggresive. Solid brown, with a blackish head that is distinctively seperate from the body (i.e. narrow "neck" if I can describe it that way). White underneath and white markings around the mouth. Could it be a herald, even though it does not have orange markings next to the mouth? Your help is much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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And another photo which may be helpful:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Hi zandrivdw

You have a stunning little Brown House snake there with a nice big meal in its stomach :)
He's totally harmless n is giving you the heads up as in that state with such a full stomach he's a bit vulnerable.
For future encounters with these guys look @ the head n those white stripes from the nostrils to behind the eyes are a give away that its a Brown House

Have fun with this little guy n hopefully you meet him a few more times :)


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 Post subject: Brown house snake
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Brown house snake

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Can someone please help with identifying the following snake for me?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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It's a harmless little brown house snake (Boaedon capensis). The worst it can do is give you a fright... which can lead to a heart attack which could be fatal. So although it doesn't have venom, nor can the teeth inflict major injuries, you can still call it a DEADLY snake :twisted:

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