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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by JenB » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:00 am

Please post here for Snake Identification help. :)
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Oumie » Fri May 20, 2016 1:42 pm

Please help ID this snake...still a young one....saw it on 8 May..
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri May 20, 2016 8:43 pm

Oumie I think it could be a Cape File Snake :hmz:
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by gatita » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:48 pm

I need help with the id, please. Seen on 24.02.2016 close to Satara

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by PAPA SMURF » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:05 pm

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To me it looks like a Boomslang but I am not an expert
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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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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by romanera » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:23 pm

Hello all,

We saw this small snake outside KNP. It must be a juvenile one (only approx. 20 cm long).
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