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Unread post by Pilane » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:53 pm

Southern Forest Worm Snake? (Suidelike woudererdslangetjie)


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The Albany Adder. Bitis albanica 1997

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Unread post by looney_lea » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:13 am

Im very well camouflaged. Even though im quite timid and retiring, when i feel threatened - I will inflate my neck and display my bright skin between my scales - What am I?

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Unread post by jonty1 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:46 am

Rinkals??
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Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:48 am

I'll go for a vine snake
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Unread post by Zippy Zebra » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:01 pm

I agree with kgaglagadi TFP - vine snake for me too :wink:
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Unread post by naturelover » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:10 pm

Hmm..., Yep I think I am also going to go with vine snake.

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Unread post by looney_lea » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:40 am

Well done Kgalagadi TFP - It is indeed the Vine snake - Over to you!!! :D

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Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:45 am

OK- here's an easy one... You might see me on the ground in Maputaland, where I may lay for a couple of months. I have a tendency to hybridize with a more common cousin, and come standard with hypodermic needles...
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Unread post by looney_lea » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:06 pm

Rattlesnake?

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Unread post by Jeanus » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:02 pm

Any chance at green mamba if it is tell me about the ground lying part please [/i]Dendraspis angusticeps)
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Unread post by Adansonia » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:34 pm

It must be the "King of camouflage" - the gaboon adder (Bitis gabonica). This snake's fangs are up to 40 mm in length!

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Unread post by naturelover » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:48 pm

Hi all

How about the mozambique spitting cobra

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Unread post by Jeanus » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:30 am

Aah! read the question better next time kiddo. I made the mistake of falling for the wording and assuming aboreal. I concur Gaboon adder which has been known to hybridise with the puffadder.
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Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:42 am

You're quite right, Adansonia: Bitis gabonica it is. As Jeanus noted, they do hybridize with puffies. The hypodermic needles of BIG fellows have been measured at just over 2 inches, and they are not all that active. Very pleasant, laid-back snakes, actually; it takes quite a bit to make one go snappy on you. but then again, seeing as they can inject a good 800+mg of cytotoxins into your body, you don't want them to be temperamental....

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Unread post by Adansonia » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:11 pm

Only 15 of the 143 snake species in Southern Africa have actually killed people.

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