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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Olive Grass
Unread postPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:10 pm 
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During our 2010 visist to Kruger in Sep we came across this snake om the H4-1 near Nkulu picnic site between Skukuza and Lower Sabie. I was under the impression that it was a black mamba, but I stand to be corrected - perhaps an olive grass? . Any assistance is most welcome to confirm or advise otherwise.
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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Olive Grass
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Definitely an olive grass snake, and some of the best photos I've seen of one! The way that grass snakes lift their heads makes them look so cool. I've seen most of the South African grass and sand snakes, yet I've never had a good sighting of a live olive grass snake despite the fact that they are one of the most widespread species.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Is it posible to ID this snake?

The picture was taken from the Lower Sabie restaurant.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Pedro, that looks like an Olive Grass Snake (Psammophis mossambicus)..... not dangerous to humans but the larger ones can give a nasty bite! The only other snake it could be is the Mozambique spitting cobra but it's headshape is not right for that!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi

I need help in identifying this snake. It was looking for food and the chameleon was obliging. This on the S 90 near Satara in KNP
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Sandeep, that is an Olive whip snake.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Very nice pics of that Olive Whip snake Sandeep!! :thumbs_up: Do you maybe know if the snakes tried to catch the chameleon? Or what happened after you took the photo? Just curios! :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Mfezi this is on the dirt road in Feb this year ( S 90). I first saw the chameleon on the road and in typical chameleon style it was standing frozen and then I saw the snake coming out of the grass. It came on to the road, then I guess it felt the vibrations of my vehicle and went back into the grass. By this time I was closer to the chameleon and was photographing the chameleon and all of a sudden I saw the snake coming back to make a go for the chameleon and that is when I got this pic.
Fortunately for the chameleon, and unfortunately for the snake, I think the presence of my vehicle spooked the snake and it went back into the grass. I waited for a long time and followed the slow progress of the chameleon into the grass - yes it went into the same grass where the snake had gone :hmz: , but the snake did not make an appearance again, which of course was a major disappointment to a snake lover like me


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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I would be greatful if someone could attempt to identify this snake.

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Seen on the H4 near Nkulu in Jan 2011. Pics are slightly out of focus as I was concentrating on stopping the next car from running it over rather than adjusting the settings on my camera.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi saraf

That is an Olive Whip snake - my opinion. Thanks for sharing with us! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Sadly this snake was hit by another car as we drove up to it and I think death was instantaneous. We saw it in June this year at Tihongonyeni. Can anyone identify it for me?

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Salamanda, to me it looks like a "Olive Grass Snake" :hmz:

Sad to see that they die like this. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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I agree with Philip - an Olive Grass snake

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