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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by fooble » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:38 pm

Bobbi wrote:Fooble, that IS a nice picture of a Boomslang. The colouring is however new to me! Perhaps an old granny Boomslang? :D


That is pretty normal fro a Female Boomslang.
Boomslang are the only snake species in Southern Africa which are sexually dimorphic.

Males are Usually bright Green with black where as Males in the Eastern Cape Tend to be bitch black with yellow.

females are usually dull brown and grey, how ever female boomslang have been recorded green in and along the south coast of KZN.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Sawubona » Thu May 06, 2010 8:24 am

Can anyone help me with this one?
Seen near Berg-en-Dal, was lying in the road, probably killed by a vehicle.
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Thu May 06, 2010 11:48 am

Boomslang..........
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Ernest J » Thu May 06, 2010 9:11 pm

Most definitely a Male Boomslang how sad :cry: :cry:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Magic Guarri » Mon May 10, 2010 9:11 pm

Hi everyone!
First, thank you all for the ID to my last snake!

Today, we found that snake on the H12. First we thought, she is dead but she was very alive! :D Just lying on the road like a dead snake :hmz:
I am not 100 % sure, but for me it´s a Black Mamba! She also got up a little bit!

What do you think?

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Tue May 11, 2010 4:28 pm

Head shape and eye size do not fit Black Mamba. I am inclined to say this is a female boomslang, though the body colour makes me doubt? :hmz:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed May 12, 2010 10:16 am

Magic Guarri, Boomslang :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Gemma T » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:59 pm

Was wondering if people can help my mum identify the snake she saw earlier this year on Table Mountain. My best bet is a mole snake but we're not sure.
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It's a shame she could get a clear one of it's head I know.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:03 pm

Boomslang :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:13 pm

Only a pleasure! :thumbs_up:

Yip, Table Mountain is well within it's range. And it's got a few trees too. :wink:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by okie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:37 pm

They do occur all over South Africa , except the Northern Cape - No trees you see . :lol:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by okie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:42 pm

Imberbe wrote::thumbs_up:

They avoid the Lesotho area as well.


High altitude and no trees :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:46 pm

H.e. Tafelberg is most definitely within their range. Rod Patterson's Reptiles of Southern Africa (I've got the Afrikaans version) says:

... the coastal regions of West-, South- and East Cape, and in...


Visser and Chapman's Snakes and Snakebite (nice book, but the photos of snake bite effects are not for the squeamish!) has a nice distribution map, showing them all along the east coast from way up in Southern Africa, all the way around to about Lambert's Bay I would guess. So Table Mountain is quite within range as Imberbe has said.
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Sparks » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:33 pm

All the fundis out there would I be correct in saying this is a boomslang even if it is on the road :twisted:

This baby was seen close to crock bridge and had some difficulty in negotiating the hot road surface and it kept on trying to lift itself off the hot tar moving more than half of its body length up from the road

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