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Identification help: Snakes

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by ice » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:42 pm

Spotted in KTP a few days ago, about 100 cm and very thin

Asked the new guide at TR, she had no idea what it was - someone else got a clue?

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:16 pm

Maybe one of the Psammophis species? (sand snakes)
There are 34 species, not sure which one.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by ice » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:30 pm

here are two more pictures of the snake's (rather strangely formed) head, maybe these might help

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Boskrokodil » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:20 am

It looks like it could be a Karoo Whip snake - Psammophis Notostictus. They are very common in the KTP.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by ice » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:14 am

thanks

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:35 pm

Some more pics Here
Not sure if there is a difference between the Karroo or Kalahari ones?


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