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Snake: Olive Whip/Grass (Psammophis mossambicus)

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by saraf » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:38 pm

I would be greatful if someone could attempt to identify this snake.

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Seen on the H4 near Nkulu in Jan 2011. Pics are slightly out of focus as I was concentrating on stopping the next car from running it over rather than adjusting the settings on my camera.
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Mfezi » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:54 am

Hi saraf

That is an Olive Whip snake - my opinion. Thanks for sharing with us! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:34 pm

Sadly this snake was hit by another car as we drove up to it and I think death was instantaneous. We saw it in June this year at Tihongonyeni. Can anyone identify it for me?

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Salamanda, to me it looks like a "Olive Grass Snake" :hmz:

Sad to see that they die like this. :(
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread post by BushSnake » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:55 am

I agree with Philip - an Olive Grass snake
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