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 Post subject: Re: Chameleon VS Snake
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:07 pm 
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What a fascinating video, I wonder why the snake left when it seemed it would get the better end :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hello to the experts,

I have been lucky enough to stay for a few days in Kruger. And more luck: I found this one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69728074@N04/

What kind of snake is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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That is a adult male boomslang.
Very nice :)


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 Post subject: Female Boomslang
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Female Boomslang

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
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What a video. Thanks for sharing!

I actually doubt that the chameleon made it. Considering that the boomslang has the most potent venom for humans (least amount required to kill you), I can't imagine a chameleon surviving that.

(Hopefully you didn't drive over the fellow... otherwise he definitely wouldn't have made it :) )

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 Post subject: Boomslang
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thank you very much Buch Snake.

Here are some head shots. He/She wash a bit quick so the fokus is not as is should be.

Boomslang 2
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Boomslang 1

5 of them where taken on 1 trip in May last year. On this trip we had 12 snake spottings. I only manage to take photo's of 5. The one that got away that I'm really sad about where a black snake with white or ivory bands. It was beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
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Spotted this Boomslang as it was released after been removed from a building in Berg and Dal camp

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 Post subject: Re: Snake: Boomslang/Common African Tree-
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Wonderful pics of a beautiful snake :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Birgitta, the harmless green snakes of the genus Philothamnus (Natal green snake, green water snake, and although slightly different also the spotted bush snakes) rarely grow over 1 meter long, but they certainly do occur in Kruger. If a green snake is well over 1 meter, then in all likelihood it is a boomslang. Also, a snake that goes for a chameleon is more likely a boomslang than a green snake or bush snake. The green snakes and bush snakes are not as strong (or venomous) as boomslang, and I think it is unlikely (though never impossible) that they will tackle strong prey like chameleons.

Although most boomslang females are brown (at least up here), there have been confirmed cases of green females as well. Like with most "rules" in nature, there are always exceptions just to keep life interesting :)

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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This is the snake we saw in late Feb 2006, identified as a boomslang. Not a very good picture taken through the car window. It was not a 2m specimen but about 1m. Great to get to see it.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Nice pic of that Boomslang Birgitta! :thumbs_up: Sandeep, the Spotted Bushsnake will have clear black narrow bands in the neck area and further back there will be black spots. Then the Spotted Bushsnake's tail / posterior part of the body is a brownish / bronze colour. The one in Birgitta's photo does not have either of these colour markings.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Thanks for your comments. I am sure it is a boomslang based on feedback I did get when contacting Cape Reptile Institute. The issue discussed here was whether it is a male or female and I have now learnt they can both be green.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Any ideas on this snake ?

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DSC_8042 by Graeme and Nicky, on Flickr

Seen along side the H13-1

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Snakes
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Hi Graeme and Nicky

This is a Boomslang. Very well spotted and thanks for sharing with us! :thumbs_up: :clap:


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