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Snake: Black Spitting Cobra

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Snake: Black Spitting Cobra

Unread postby PAPA SMURF » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:42 pm

Hi there
This snake came under the caravan awning while we were sitting reading. This all happened in Augrabies last week.
The snake had a very black head and grey body. Length was about half a meter. As can be see in one of the photos it did a sleight "puff up" of its neck. My feeling is that it is juvenile Black spitting cobra. Your ID would be appreciated.



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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby annapangolin » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Yep, definitely a juv black spitting cobra :thumbs_up:

Amazing sighting by the way! :mrgreen: :clap:

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