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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:53 pm 
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hi all

i was just wondering if any of you have seen snake sightings and what snakes they are and if possible some photos.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:46 pm 
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Had two lovely snake sightings on a walk last week.

First a Black mamba, lying in a game trail. He just let us know he was there by standing up, and then moved in to a bush.

Secondly a nice Puff adder. We almost stepped on it, before realising it was there. That could have been nasty!
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Batmad,

Have a nice pic of a phyton seen near Berg and Dal on a night drive. Will try to submit them.

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that would be awsome sawubona!!! :dance: do you by chance know of any snake clubs? :hmz:

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Sept 2006 - Kgalagadi, many Cape cobras, some puff adders and a mole snake.
Jan 2008 - Kruger, corner of H1 & S25, puff adder

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we have just come back from kruger and saw a dead black mamba as someone drove over it :evil:

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Just returned from KTP. saw Cape cobra in the camp at TR in front of chalet no.5. My brother's son (3 years old) was about 3 meters from the snake. Luckily when it started to lift it head, the little one ran back to us and did not go closer. Did also see Puffies @ mole snake.


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On my trip (25 - 28 April 2008) to KNP, I came across a freshly killed Schlegel's Beaked Blind snake on the Main road to Satara and also a dead Striped bellied Sand snake on the road between Nkuhlu Picnic spot and Lower Sabie.

I returned today from another trip (21 - 25 May 2008) to KNP, I saw the following:

A dead juvenile Rufous Beaked snake on the S36 between S125 and S126 - 21 May 2008

An adult Mozambique spitting cobra at Nkumbe Lookout point on the H10 on the 21 May 2008. Quite scary - no face protection or feet protection.

A dead Striped bellied sand snake on the road between Nkuhlu Picnic spot and Lower Sabie (H4-1) on 22 May 2008

An African Rock Python on the 23 May 2008 on the H4-2 a couple of meters from the turn off onto the S28.

A dead Striped Skaapsteker on the 24 May 2008 on the road, between Nkuhlu Picnic spot and Lower Sabie (H4-1).

What a pity of all the dead ones. Cannot say whether they are killed by cars or not. Am I allowed to presume so??


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We say this puffie two weeks ago on the S110 to Berg-en-dal :cry:
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We presumed it was roadkill :? shame.


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We saw a PuffAdder in Biyamiti Camp.. I have posted the photos somewhere and will try to post them again :)


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sounds cool Kahty sa!!!

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Kathy.. a question.

Was this puffie in Biyamiti about 10 years ago?

I also saw a puffie at biyamiti, was found by a cleaner in front of the hut next to ours.
The cleaner used a charcoal packet for gloves and grabbed the thing. He posed for a few pics with the snake then walked away withi it (i presume/hope he released it unharmed).
Kathy, is it possible that this is the incident you are referring to?


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Saw this snake curled up in the winter sun in June 2007. Have no idea what it is. Any ideas?
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Do you perhaps have a bigger picture?

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Sorry wildtuinman, this is as large as I am allowed to post
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