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Skink: Giant Legless (Acontias plumbeus)

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Skink: Giant Legless (Acontias plumbeus)

Unread post by Raptor142 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:37 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:If anyone can help with ID of this one, I would be grateful.
±25-30cm long on roadside near Pretoriuskop - obviously more at home underground, I was surprised to find it in the culvert .... and there hadn't been much rain either?

10-01-09 06-13-16 AM_DSCF4083 by Raptor142, on Flickr
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Jumbo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi Raptor142

IMHO, that is a Giant Legless Skink (Acontias plumbeus)..nice shot! :D

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:10 pm

I do hope someone could help me. We saw this snake (or what I think is a snake??) just north of Skukuza on the H11 in March 2014.

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by BushSnake » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:14 pm

The first photo is a giant legless skink (Acontias plumbeus)
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