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Snake: Olive Whip/Grass (Psammophis mossambicus)

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Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:11 pm Unread post
Fankie wrote
Who says I'm not an expert :twisted: - lived in Palagat and collected /caught snakes for more than 35 years (and was considered as one by everyone who knew me).
Sorry Fankie! :gflower:
I in fact didn't say you weren't which is why I added what I did at the end of my post. 8)
It was just that Joao had suggested it might be a different snake and in the reptile thread there are others who could have confirmed your or his ID.
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Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:23 pm Unread post
:D nice to know I have an expert (connaisseur) in snakes close by me :dance:


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Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:42 pm Unread post
Elsa - no problem at all - I understood it the way you wrote it. Just felt I needed to "stir" a bit ... something else I'm pretty well known for.

Best wishes for the New Year

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Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:43 pm Unread post
Olive grass snake


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Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:31 pm Unread post
my innitial thought after seeing the first photo was black mamba, but after seeing the close uo of the head I now also think olive grass snake


Re: Snake: Olive Grass

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Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:30 pm Unread post
definate olive grass,


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Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:21 am Unread post
Anyone a idea what this snake was??

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Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:11 pm Unread post
MacAdder wrote
Rookie2009 wrote
Anyone a idea what this snake was??

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Where in the world was picture taken?


Kruger park - near pretoriuskop - march 2012


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Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:31 am Unread post
That's an Olive Grass snake (Psammophis mossambicus). Even though they are venomous the venom is not considered dangerous to humans. It's quite sad to see how many dead ones are seen in the KNP!


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Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:44 am Unread post
Rookie, thanks for the larger view! (Olive Grass Snake)


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Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:23 pm Unread post
During my last trip in march 2012 we spotted this snake having a meal. We think it's a female boomslang but not sure. Any help is welcome. It was at the waterhole halfway the tropic of capricorn road.

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Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:52 pm Unread post
No, not Boomslang but Sand or Whip snake!


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Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:27 pm Unread post
Hi Bobbi Jane,

Thanks for the ID.
I follow you 100 % on the cape cobra. Are you 100 % sure on the Sandsnake? Can't find no further information on this species in kruger.


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Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:46 pm Unread post
Daffy, probably Karoo Sandsnake, but Google 'Sand snakes' & you will see the head shape & the typical dotted lips of Sand snakes -that are very clear in your pic! Sorry that I can't point more precisely!
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