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Title: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on September 21, 2012, 07:07:22 pm
Puff adder just outside Teslaarsdal  :eek7:

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/SS850051_zps39f90ac9.jpg)

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/SS850053_zps945d797b.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Hanno @ Mad Macs on September 21, 2012, 07:27:14 pm
Pofadder ( i think) near Darling. May also be a Cape cobra (geelslang/Koper kapel)

Glove added for scale.

And then had to make some serious plans to get my glove back while staying out of striking distance.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on September 21, 2012, 07:55:16 pm
Daai lyk meer soos n molslang.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: GEE-SH on September 21, 2012, 08:49:51 pm
Ek stem ek dit is eerder n molnslang - my tuin tegnikus het juis gister een in die groente tuin gekry, so 1,5m lank en lyk dieselfde.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Hanno @ Mad Macs on September 21, 2012, 09:00:19 pm
molslang, geelslang, tuinslang, whatever.

Ek was nie lus vir kanse vat nie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: GEE-SH on September 21, 2012, 09:17:41 pm
Ek stem, vir my het almal van hulle dreigende houdings en lyk beter van baie ver af
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on September 22, 2012, 02:35:51 pm
Think this is a Rinkals. Took the photos in the Elim area  :eek7:

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/108_6886_zps76df8bcc.jpg)

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/108_6890_zps2892d808.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on September 22, 2012, 02:49:05 pm
Het die jong luislang in die suipkrip gekry daar in die Kalahari.  Hy lÍ so net net onder die water in die skadu en wag dat die duiwe kom drink dan vat hy hulle.  Ons het hom daar in die veld gaan los maar toe was hy al bietjie sat vir in 'n sak wees.  Hy het iets gesoek waarop hy se bedonderheid op kon uithaal.  Dis 'n baie mooi slang, meeste slange is vir my pragtig.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Sprocketbek on September 22, 2012, 04:05:25 pm
Think this is a Rinkals. Took the photos in the Elim area  :eek7:

Saw a similar snake at Karwyderskraal. It was to quick for me to take a photo, so I wondered what it was.
That's not how I understand a Rinkhals to look?
I thought a Rinkhals mostly has stripes on the underside of the neck.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dual on September 22, 2012, 04:34:32 pm
Laas Saterdag die een in Weskus Nasionale Park gekry, ek hou nie van slange (lewendig) nie, maar hulle het ook hulle plek in die natuur
Nie vir die ou gevra wie en wat hy is nie
Hy was haastig toe die voertuig stop, seker so goeie 1.5 meter lank

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/SlangWKNP_zps3ac75c26.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vaalseun on September 26, 2012, 07:46:14 am
Boomslang. Read more about the episode here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=58009.0


(http://imageshack.us/a/img252/9679/dscn3030.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/252/dscn3030.jpg/)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Riebeeker on September 26, 2012, 02:12:40 pm
Think this is a Rinkals. Took the photos in the Elim area  :eek7:

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/108_6886_zps76df8bcc.jpg)

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/108_6890_zps2892d808.jpg)

This is a Hemachatus haemachatus commonly known as Rinkhals or Ring-necked spitting cobra,
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: I&horse on September 26, 2012, 03:22:17 pm
molslang, geelslang, tuinslang, whatever.

Ek was nie lus vir kanse vat nie.

Hulle is nie giftig nie, maar hulle byt fokken seer, ek het baie kak gesoek met hulle as n laaitie. Die bakteria en goed in die speeksel is ook nie goed nie en kan die byt wond laat ontsteek.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on September 26, 2012, 03:43:11 pm
This is a Hemachatus haemachatus commonly known as Rinkhals or Ring-necked spitting cobra,
Thanks  :thumleft:

Sidewinder outside Swakopmund
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/Picture162.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: BokvelJake on September 26, 2012, 04:30:54 pm
ek poef n monster in my broek as ek een van die f0kkers moet sien
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Beltzer on September 26, 2012, 09:59:57 pm
Mozambique Spitting Cobra we released, even though he was not happy about it.




Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: J-dog on September 27, 2012, 06:33:06 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on September 27, 2012, 06:45:55 am
a couple from around my valley....
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crispie on September 27, 2012, 06:53:27 am
Ek probeer om nie een te wees wat vloek nie maar hier kan ek nie anders as om die "F" en "Mal" in dieselfde sin te gebruik nie!
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on September 27, 2012, 07:45:28 am
This is a Hemachatus haemachatus commonly known as Rinkhals or Ring-necked spitting cobra,

Sorry, maar sovÍr ek weet is 'n Rinkhals en 'n Cobra is twee verskillende goed.

Ovipaar vs vivipaar.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Riebeeker on September 27, 2012, 08:24:38 am
This is a Hemachatus haemachatus commonly known as Rinkhals or Ring-necked spitting cobra,

Sorry, maar sovÍr ek weet is 'n Rinkhals en 'n Cobra is twee verskillende goed.

Ovipaar vs vivipaar.

http://libby.iblog.co.za/?p=114123
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on October 03, 2012, 08:15:04 pm
Hoe gril ek myself nou binne in 'n nagmerrie in.   :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on October 24, 2012, 04:39:49 pm
Not the best photo ever, but does anyone know what it is. Photo was taken at the Brandberg in Namibia

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/Picture575-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on October 25, 2012, 07:20:25 pm
Lyk soos skaapsteker of sweepslang.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: badballie on October 25, 2012, 07:38:42 pm
Friends pet python
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Heimer on October 25, 2012, 08:51:04 pm
Geelslang (cape Cobra) , Kgalagadi

Aggressive like you won't believe.

But beautiful
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Garfield on October 25, 2012, 08:56:30 pm
Wow Heimer, stunning  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: jpcussen on October 25, 2012, 09:04:56 pm
Pofadder ( i think) near Darling. May also be a Cape cobra (geelslang/Koper kapel)

Glove added for scale.

And then had to make some serious plans to get my glove back while staying out of striking distance.


Thats a Molesnake - very nice one. They are often confused with Cape Cobra and killed which is a great pity... a great ratter and mole vanger!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: jpcussen on October 25, 2012, 09:07:02 pm
a couple from around my valley....


Jeez bud - where is YOUR valley???
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on October 25, 2012, 10:04:37 pm
a couple from around my valley....


Jeez bud - where is YOUR valley???

Northen KZN.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on November 26, 2012, 04:35:53 pm
Another Puffy on the Highlands Road

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DirtCopper on November 26, 2012, 04:43:22 pm
 :book1:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on November 26, 2012, 04:46:19 pm
Cool
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Post by: Beemer Mike on November 26, 2012, 05:24:28 pm
Puffy at sunset.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on November 26, 2012, 06:22:58 pm
Awesome photo  :o

Amazing how the colors and patterns vary
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on November 26, 2012, 08:24:40 pm
Geelslang op my pel se plaas in die Kalahari, Namibia.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/Slange/100_9331.jpg)

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/Slange/100_9330.jpg)

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/Slange/100_9329.jpg)

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/Slange/100_9328.jpg)

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: jpcussen on November 26, 2012, 08:28:32 pm
Awesome pics of that Cape Cobra bro!.... lucky man to see, and get such great action shots
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on November 27, 2012, 07:16:43 am
Hier is 'n aksie foto van 'n puffy!!!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on November 27, 2012, 08:52:14 am
Awesome pics of that Cape Cobra bro!.... lucky man to see, and get such great action shots

Thanks, lucky to see and lucky not to get bitten yeah.   :patch:   :lol8: 
So bye the way, the wife took the pichas.   :deal:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Heimer on January 11, 2013, 09:57:17 am
Pofadder - Anysberg area, op pad na Laingsburg

Ek moes stop en hom uit die pad jaag sodat hy nie deur 'n kar getrap word nie



Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mzee on January 11, 2013, 10:38:18 am
More adders here, ugh!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 11, 2013, 07:53:33 pm
Pofadder - Anysberg area, op pad na Laingsburg

Ek moes stop en hom uit die pad jaag sodat hy nie deur 'n kar getrap word nie





Dis die gees.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kameel on January 22, 2013, 09:14:55 am
Pofadders! Biker Chick het die geneem so 10km buite Robertson naby Skurwekop
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 12:30:25 pm
Het vanoggend bokke gedip en toe ons in die huis instap toe lÍ die knaap in die eetkamer vir ons en wag. Jong Rinkhals.  Ek was net verlede week op die Koperasiestoep thread windgat genoeg om te sÍ ons het so min slange diť seisoen gesien toe sien ek Saterdag diť penkop se groot pa net buite die werf en toe vandag hyself.  Net jammer ek het 'n gaatjie in die vloer met die .22 geskiet.

RIP Rinkhals  :(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Heimer on January 28, 2013, 12:32:54 pm
Het vanoggend bokke gedip en toe ons in die huis instap toe lÍ die knaap in die eetkamer vir ons en wag. Jong Rinkhals.  Ek was net verlede week op die Koperasiestoep thread windgat genoeg om te sÍ ons het so min slange diť seisoen gesien toe sien ek Saterdag diť penkop se groot pa net buite die werf en toe vandag hyself.  Net jammer ek het 'n gaatjie in die vloer met die .22 geskiet.

RIP Rinkhals  :(

Slangmoordenaar
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 12:36:14 pm
Het vanoggend bokke gedip en toe ons in die huis instap toe lÍ die knaap in die eetkamer vir ons en wag. Jong Rinkhals.  Ek was net verlede week op die Koperasiestoep thread windgat genoeg om te sÍ ons het so min slange diť seisoen gesien toe sien ek Saterdag diť penkop se groot pa net buite die werf en toe vandag hyself.  Net jammer ek het 'n gaatjie in die vloer met die .22 geskiet.

RIP Rinkhals  :(

Slangmoordenaar

Ek is nie 'n ou wat alles skiet wat 'n oog knip nie Heimer,  ook nie eens 'n slang nie want alles het sy plek.  Maar slange in die werf of innie huis werk nie vir my nie.  Pofadders kan mens nog met 'n stok veld toe dra - dit blaas en raas net erg. Maar geelslange en rinkhalse,  nee pappie.  Hy raak sommer noķ vir jou lekker kwaad.  En my braaitang is te kort om hom vas te gryp  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: madmike999 on January 28, 2013, 12:42:07 pm
Het vanoggend bokke gedip en toe ons in die huis instap toe lÍ die knaap in die eetkamer vir ons en wag. Jong Rinkhals.  Ek was net verlede week op die Koperasiestoep thread windgat genoeg om te sÍ ons het so min slange diť seisoen gesien toe sien ek Saterdag diť penkop se groot pa net buite die werf en toe vandag hyself.  Net jammer ek het 'n gaatjie in die vloer met die .22 geskiet.

RIP Rinkhals  :(

Slangmoordenaar

Ek is nie 'n ou wat alles skiet wat 'n oog knip nie Heimer,  ook nie eens 'n slang nie want alles het sy plek.  Maar slange in die werf of innie huis werk nie vir my nie.  Pofadders kan mens nog met 'n stok veld toe dra - dit blaas en raas net erg. Maar geelslange en rinkhalse,  nee pappie.  Hy raak sommer noķ vir jou lekker kwaad.  En my braaitang is te kort om hom vas te gryp  :biggrin:


mooi skoot!  >:D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on January 28, 2013, 12:45:41 pm
RIP Rinkhals, en vir die familie en geliefdes wat agterbly, bly uit die man se f@rken huis!   ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 28, 2013, 12:48:27 pm
You are a pretty good shot with your .22
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 12:48:58 pm
RIP Rinkhals, en vir die familie en geliefdes wat agterbly, bly uit die man se f@rken huis!   ;D

SÍ ek ook  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 12:51:53 pm
You are a pretty good shot with your .22

I once had to shoot a Geelslang in my 2IB's shoe cupboard. There was no option but to shoot the snake with one shot - without damaging the shoes.  Talk about stress!  :pot:  :imaposer:  Might have been easier to remove the snake with bare hands than to shoot a hole in the shoes
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 28, 2013, 12:52:58 pm
You are a pretty good shot with your .22

I once had to shoot a Geelslang in my 2IB's shoe cupboard. There was no option but to shoot the snake with one shot - without damaging the shoes.  Talk about stress!  :pot:  :imaposer:  Might have been easier to remove the snake with bare hands than to shoot a hole in the shoes

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kameel on January 28, 2013, 01:01:17 pm
You are a pretty good shot with your .22

I once had to shoot a Geelslang in my 2IB's shoe cupboard. There was no option but to shoot the snake with one shot - without damaging the shoes.  Talk about stress!  :pot:  :imaposer:  Might have been easier to remove the snake with bare hands than to shoot a hole in the shoes

As jyd dogters het sal hul kerels in hul spoort moet trap pappie! :3some:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 01:03:44 pm
As jyd dogters het sal hul kerels in hul spoort moet trap pappie! :3some:

Janee kyk,  daai eenoog broekslang is die gevaarlikste slang van almal.  :peepwall:

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Koet on January 28, 2013, 01:19:46 pm
As jyd dogters het sal hul kerels in hul spoort moet trap pappie! :3some:

Janee kyk,  daai eenoog broekslang is die gevaarlikste slang van almal.  :peepwall:


:laughing4: :laughing4:

Ek's ook lief vir slange, maar nie lief genoeg om hulle in my huis te onthaal nie. 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on January 28, 2013, 04:18:27 pm
  Maar slange in die werf of innie huis werk nie vir my nie. 

Totally agree.

Last summer, woke up one morning to find a 1.4m Cape Cobra under our bed, bedroom door was closed, which meant he spent the night with us in the room  :eek:
Missus shot him with the windbuks, one shot, dead  :lol: Pity I dont have a photo, was a little bit freaked out at the time.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on January 28, 2013, 04:22:14 pm
Skaapsteker, I think.

Took the photo a few weeks back at the Palmiet camp site.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 04:23:40 pm
  Maar slange in die werf of innie huis werk nie vir my nie. 

Totally agree.

Last summer, woke up one morning to find a 1.4m Cape Cobra under our bed, bedroom door was closed, which meant he spent the night with us in the room  :eek:
Missus shot him with the windbuks, one shot, dead  :lol: Pity I dont have a photo, was a little bit freaked out at the time.

Jis,  that would cause me to sleep even lighter than I do!  :eek7: :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kelevra on January 28, 2013, 04:31:43 pm
Can someone please identify this one, it did strike at me when I walked past it and it took some bites out of the mop I used to catch it. Was 7 feet plus.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/2184/05102008096.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Extremelights on January 28, 2013, 04:32:26 pm
Need sound and full picture to hear this oks comments

http://youtu.be/6vfBxxrnViU
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on January 28, 2013, 04:35:00 pm
Can someone please identify this one, it did strike at me when I walked past it and it took some bites out of the mop I used to catch it. Was 7 feet plus.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/2184/05102008096.jpg)


Was dit daar in Potch omgewing gewees?  Indien wel is dit seker ook 'n Rinkhals.  Bietjie moeilik om mooi te sien maar sjoe,  hulle raak lekker groot.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kelevra on January 28, 2013, 04:38:09 pm
Can someone please identify this one, it did strike at me when I walked past it and it took some bites out of the mop I used to catch it. Was 7 feet plus.



Was dit daar in Potch omgewing gewees?  Indien wel is dit seker ook 'n Rinkhals.  Bietjie moeilik om mooi te sien maar sjoe,  hulle raak lekker groot.  :eek7:

Hi Dorsland, hierdie foto het ek in Bloem geneem toe ek nog daar gebly het, gelukkig het ek die hond se bed toevallig gedra en die ou pik toe die bed raak i.p.v my
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Wildcoast on January 28, 2013, 07:42:21 pm
Can someone please identify this one, it did strike at me when I walked past it and it took some bites out of the mop I used to catch it. Was 7 feet plus.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/2184/05102008096.jpg)

looks mole snakey
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: jpcussen on January 28, 2013, 08:09:25 pm
Can someone please identify this one, it did strike at me when I walked past it and it took some bites out of the mop I used to catch it. Was 7 feet plus.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/2184/05102008096.jpg)


Mole snake for sure - they can get BIG...
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: GEE-SH on January 29, 2013, 08:17:32 am
En alhowel hulle nie giftig is nie is hulle moerse agro en byt dat die bloed spat
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Extremelights on January 29, 2013, 12:18:05 pm
Ok this is not a photos but still flippen crazy.

Listen to what the guy is saying at the end.

http://youtube.com/v/6vfBxxrnViU
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on February 01, 2013, 02:12:42 pm
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 01, 2013, 02:33:28 pm
Ek bekak my.....ek sweer....
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on February 01, 2013, 02:34:42 pm
Close the bonnet and start the car, pretend its not there  :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Andre.Bike on February 01, 2013, 02:59:13 pm
Ek slaap nooit weer nie!!!!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on February 01, 2013, 03:19:30 pm
Die eienaar het seker gewonder hoekom neem hulle so lank om sy kar te diens  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on February 01, 2013, 03:53:02 pm
Stel jou gou dit voor.

Gooi R200 in en kyk net vir my die water en olie. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on February 01, 2013, 04:19:54 pm
Stel jou gou dit voor.

Gooi R200 in en kyk net vir my die water en olie. :imaposer:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 01, 2013, 08:49:24 pm
Ek bekak my.....ek sweer....

 :laughing4: :imaposer: :imaposer: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 04, 2013, 11:08:06 am
Op Vleisbroek gespot...........
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on February 04, 2013, 12:51:16 pm
Op Vleisbroek gespot...........

FOKKITTT!!!!!!   :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on February 04, 2013, 02:29:08 pm
Op Vleisbroek gespot...........

FOKKITTT!!!!!!   :eek7:

Ja-Nee, 6 mense om 'n voorwiel om te ruil......dis bietjie rof
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 04, 2013, 03:21:17 pm
Can you imagine the debate over which guy had to grab hold of the head whilst 5 guys hold a bike ?    :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 04, 2013, 03:23:42 pm
Can you imagine the debate over which guy had to grab hold of the head whilst 5 guys hold a bike ?    :imaposer:

Daar was defnitief 'n slang in die gras..... :ricky:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 13, 2013, 07:21:42 am
Soos ek voorheen al gese het......ek bekak myself...... :o

http://www.youtube.com/v/aKkCrlzj9eE
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on February 13, 2013, 07:34:27 am
How does it feel to ride a mountain bike with a pile of shit in the back of your pants?  :imaposer:

Did it try strike at you?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Storm Trooper on February 13, 2013, 08:47:01 am
Didn't they have spare tubes that they wanted to use the poor python? >:D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Brandt on February 13, 2013, 10:34:42 am
Stel jou gou dit voor.

Gooi R200 in en kyk net vir my die water en olie. :imaposer:
:lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 13, 2013, 10:37:21 am
Scarred for life..... :eek7:  :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on February 15, 2013, 06:45:14 am
Kom gister by die huis na ek so 'n paar dae gaan ry het.  Stap innie kombuis in om koppie tee vir my te maak en kry toe die knewel van 'n Rinkhals in die kombuiskas.  Hy is amper so dik soos my gewrig en skuif sommer die braaipanne en goed rond soos wat hy beweeg!  Ek ys om te dink wat kon gebeur het as ek hom nie gesien het nie.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 15, 2013, 07:25:32 am
Liewe fok!!!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Lakey on February 15, 2013, 07:38:22 am
Shit . going by the marks around the floor and wall, you shot it with a" double walk hail gun" :ricky:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on February 15, 2013, 08:02:03 am
Ma se.....  What kind are it? Rinkhals?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on February 15, 2013, 08:14:39 am
Shit . going by the marks around the floor and wall, you shot it with a" double walk hail gun" :ricky:

I shot it with the .22 but it was trying to get away and I didn't want to loose it behind the Aga stove.  A moving snake, .22 and adrenalin don't make for accurate shooting.  Ah well, got some home repairs to do now  :biggrin:

Ma se.....  What kind are it? Rinkhals?

Dis 'n Rinkhals ja, sommer 'n kwaai ene ook  :eek7:  Het die post gemodify om die tipe slang te noem.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: JMOL on February 17, 2013, 11:35:00 am
Stap innie kombuis in om koppie tee vir my te maak en kry toe die knewel van 'n Rinkhals in die kombuiskas.  Hy is amper so dik soos my gewrig en skuif sommer die braaipanne en goed rond soos wat hy beweeg!  Ek ys om te dink wat kon gebeur het as ek hom nie gesien het nie.

Dis hoekom Ou Bees in die kombuis werk en nie ek nie :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on February 17, 2013, 12:53:46 pm
Snakey on daughters lawn today
(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/slang_zps45d7be75.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: nemodakar on February 17, 2013, 01:25:48 pm
Snakey on daughters lawn today
(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/slang_zps45d7be75.jpg)


Nou van Snakey geban is neek hy met jou dogter rond. :ricky:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on February 17, 2013, 02:01:11 pm
Snakey on daughters lawn today


Nou van Snakey geban is neek hy met jou dogter rond. :ricky:

 :eek7:   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dual on February 17, 2013, 04:52:03 pm
Gister die skerpioen amper raakgevat, dis 'n klein mannetjie, blykbaar is hulle dan gevaarlik

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/2013/Slang02.jpg)

Vandag op pad terug huis-toe, die pofadder raakgeloop
Lyk of hy dik geŽet was

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/2013/Slang01.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on February 17, 2013, 05:33:41 pm
Is daai pofadder dood of lewe hy nog?  Jammer as hy dood is,  dis 'n mooi grote
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dual on February 17, 2013, 05:47:01 pm
Ons het vermoed hy het gelewe, lekker dik gevreet, was ons kommentaar ?
Die voertuie jaag so op die grondpaaie, ek is seker die twee "ape" agter ons moes hom doodgery het
Mense kyk nie rond nie, jaag asof dit oordeelsdag is

Ek het nie 'n kans gevat om die ou te ondersoek vir lewe of dood nie  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kameel on February 17, 2013, 07:55:25 pm
Snakey on daughters lawn today


Nou van Snakey geban is neek hy met jou dogter rond. :ricky:

 :eek7:   :biggrin:

Watter soort slang is dit?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on February 17, 2013, 07:59:29 pm
Nie 100% seker nie, maar lyk ook soos 'n rinkals.  Ek het so ruk terug ook een, baie kleiner, daar gevang en veld toe gevat.  Lyk soos dieselfde knaap se boetie.   ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kameel on February 17, 2013, 08:00:35 pm
Nie 100% seker nie, maar lyk ook soos 'n rinkals.  Ek het so ruk terug ook een, baie kleiner, daar gevang en veld toe gevat.  Lyk soos dieselfde knaap se boetie.   ;D
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on February 17, 2013, 09:26:18 pm
Ek moet se die voels is ook maar darem bleddie skerp en hul gee die slange ook n swaar tyd.

My buurman het n groot oop stuk gras sonder heinings en ek sien die voeltjies is op en af en maak n groot geraas en wragtig, toe is dit n slang wat oor die gras syl.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on February 19, 2013, 12:59:49 pm
Vandag op pad terug huis-toe, die pofadder raakgeloop
Lyk of hy dik geŽet was

(http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy350/dualriders/2013/Slang01.jpg)

Dis nogal 'n skaars kleur. Dit sal jammer wees as hy dit nie gemaak het nie.   :'(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on February 19, 2013, 01:13:43 pm
Invite from ESSA (Exploration Society of SA)

Join us for our next speaker at our Johannesburg monthly meeting.

Date:      5 March 2013

Time:    19h00 for 19h30

Venue:  Johannesburg Country Club 

Cost:    Free for ESSA members, guests R30 

Speaker:  Johan Marais

Snake talk

Johan Marais is one of the foremost authorities on venomous snakes in Southern Africa. He is passionate about his work, and regularly travels across the continent to educate people about  these misunderstood reptiles, and to provide guidance on the best way to react to venomous snakebites. He does field research on snakes, reptiles and amphibians and has written 11 books  on these creatures. Johan is also involved in reptile conservation. In case you are wondering, he will bring some of his snakes to the talk to give us a chance to recognise these creatures in the wild
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on February 19, 2013, 08:25:19 pm
Invite from ESSA (Exploration Society of SA)

Join us for our next speaker at our Johannesburg monthly meeting.

Date:      5 March 2013

Time:    19h00 for 19h30

Venue:  Johannesburg Country Club 

Cost:    Free for ESSA members, guests R30 

Speaker:  Johan Marais

Snake talk

Johan Marais is one of the foremost authorities on venomous snakes in Southern Africa. He is passionate about his work, and regularly travels across the continent to educate people about  these misunderstood reptiles, and to provide guidance on the best way to react to venomous snakebites. He does field research on snakes, reptiles and amphibians and has written 11 books  on these creatures. Johan is also involved in reptile conservation. In case you are wondering, he will bring some of his snakes to the talk to give us a chance to recognise these creatures in the wild

Ek sou graag by daai praaitjie wou wees!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stof on February 23, 2013, 12:01:18 pm
Ek vra solank inniglik om verskoning vir almal wie ek gaan offend; seker julle is baie..

Maar, fok vir 'n slang! No.7 hael thank you very much.


Jare se jag in Thaba/Dwaalboom (lees "mamba en puffy fkn fabriek") en my tolerance vir die goed is maar dun en min.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Harleymonster on February 24, 2013, 07:26:48 pm
Ek moet se die voels is ook maar darem bleddie skerp en hul gee die slange ook n swaar tyd.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: profiler on February 24, 2013, 08:05:16 pm
Mooi fotos, ek het al baie van die voels gesien wat se soort is dit?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Harleymonster on February 25, 2013, 12:36:39 pm
Dit is die Cape Robin of Gewone Jan Frederik. Hulle HAAT boomslange!!! Hulle jaag hulle uit die boom uit en val dan die slang aanhoudend aan.  

Is al hoe ons weet wanneer hier slange om die huis is.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on February 25, 2013, 03:03:27 pm
Is dit 'n boomslang daai?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on February 25, 2013, 04:26:34 pm
Is dit 'n boomslang daai?

Jip
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: profiler on February 25, 2013, 04:58:12 pm
Interesant, ons het n soortgelyke voel in ons tuin, maar donker swart met die brons of bruin aan die onderkant, kan dit glad nie op Sasol birds kry nie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Harleymonster on February 25, 2013, 05:57:43 pm
Interesant, ons het n soortgelyke voel in ons tuin, maar donker swart met die brons of bruin aan die onderkant, kan dit glad nie op Sasol birds kry nie.

Raai nou maar net, maar is dit nie miskien 'n boubou shrike. Die wyfie het meer bruin onder op haar bors en die mannetjie wit met bruin.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on February 25, 2013, 08:22:34 pm
Interesant, ons het n soortgelyke voel in ons tuin, maar donker swart met die brons of bruin aan die onderkant, kan dit glad nie op Sasol birds kry nie.

Raai nou maar net, maar is dit nie miskien 'n boubou shrike. Die wyfie het meer bruin onder op haar bors en die mannetjie wit met bruin.


.

Suidelike waterfiskaal, lyk soos 'n fiskaal laksman maar met 'n korter stert
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: profiler on February 25, 2013, 09:13:09 pm
I hope I am not hijacking the thread, but please identify this bird.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: profiler on February 25, 2013, 09:15:34 pm
Some more pics of the victim
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mooch on February 25, 2013, 10:13:01 pm
Red Winged Starling. I think the greyish one is a juvenile.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: profiler on February 25, 2013, 10:23:46 pm
Spot on!

Thanks I think I should post the rest of my unidentified birds.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: J-dog on February 26, 2013, 01:22:44 pm
farking starling. More of a bird than a snake? Or perhaps I've sucked one too many Jacks
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Pom17 on February 26, 2013, 01:47:05 pm
Slange voels :sip:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on February 26, 2013, 07:53:50 pm
Thanks I think I should post the rest of my unidentified birds.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=83534.0

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on March 07, 2013, 06:20:08 am
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: KiLRoy on March 07, 2013, 06:35:12 am
Also witnessed a whole flock of birds going apeshit on a boomslang in the trees.  Good early warning system?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bergie on March 07, 2013, 07:33:56 am
 :happy1:
The snakes I commonly see on the Western Cape roads are:
1. Pofadder (usually less than 75cm)
2. Molslang (big black mothers, 1.5m)

Never seen a Boomslang or Rinkhals in the flesh, but from the pictures the boomslang is that skinny green oke with the big black eyeballs, and the Rinkhals is that blueish black guy (and I presume they are dangerous fellows)

Have heard you get Tabakrollertjies, anyone have some pics?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Koet on March 07, 2013, 08:22:50 am
That python photo is SHOPPED!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Remy on March 07, 2013, 08:30:28 am
:happy1:
The snakes I commonly see on the Western Cape roads are:
1. Pofadder (usually less than 75cm)
2. Molslang (big black mothers, 1.5m)

Never seen a Boomslang or Rinkhals in the flesh, but from the pictures the boomslang is that skinny green oke with the big black eyeballs, and the Rinkhals is that blueish black guy (and I presume they are dangerous fellows)

Have heard you get Tabakrollertjies, anyone have some pics?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DirtRebell on March 07, 2013, 08:45:31 am
:happy1:
The snakes I commonly see on the Western Cape roads are:
1. Pofadder (usually less than 75cm)
2. Molslang (big black mothers, 1.5m)

Never seen a Boomslang or Rinkhals in the flesh, but from the pictures the boomslang is that skinny green oke with the big black eyeballs, and the Rinkhals is that blueish black guy (and I presume they are dangerous fellows)

Have heard you get Tabakrollertjies, anyone have some pics?

Awesome pics Remy, where did you take them? :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Remy on March 07, 2013, 08:54:22 am
 :biggrin: its posters I have posted on site to make employees aware, the coloures are very close to the real ones, we have had
1 spotted grass snake
1 mole snaker
3 puff adders
2 cape cobras
3 tree snakes

I was to busy catching them to take photos :peepwall:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: edgy on March 07, 2013, 09:13:57 am
Found this male Boomslang in a tree in my driveway on saturday snacking on some baby birds, biggest one i`ve seen to date! Only had my cell phone on me
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on March 07, 2013, 09:57:08 am
Found this male Boomslang in a tree in my driveway on saturday snacking on some baby birds, biggest one i`ve seen to date! Only had my cell phone on me

I assume your house is now on the market  :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Beemer Mike on March 07, 2013, 10:02:22 am
Found this male Boomslang in a tree in my driveway on saturday snacking on some baby birds, biggest one i`ve seen to date! Only had my cell phone on me

I assume your house is now on the market  :o

Boomslang or Bush snake?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: RobC on March 07, 2013, 10:20:03 am
Found this male Boomslang in a tree in my driveway on saturday snacking on some baby birds, biggest one i`ve seen to date! Only had my cell phone on me

I assume your house is now on the market  :o

Boomslang or Bush snake?
Snake in tree snacking on birds = Boomslang/Treesnake :biggrin:
The two do get confused as they are similarly marked. Looks more like a genuine Boomslang to me though.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: edgy on March 07, 2013, 10:30:29 am
Def a male boomslang and we get them fairly often...not too fussed as they are very timid and stay away from people unlike puffies - they seem to die when they show up! ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Justin on March 07, 2013, 11:05:09 am
Ja, ek moet nou seker maar aanvaar ek gaan nooit weer slaap nie... :-\
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on March 07, 2013, 11:06:12 am
Ja, ek moet nou seker maar aanvaar ek gaan nooit weer slaap nie... :-\

Dis fokkol die....wag tot jy die spider bites fred besoek.........fooook me.... :o ::) :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Justin on March 07, 2013, 11:07:11 am
Ja, ek moet nou seker maar aanvaar ek gaan nooit weer slaap nie... :-\

Dis fokkol die....wag tot jy die spider bites fred besoek.........fooook me.... :o ::) :eek7:

Ek is niks bang vir 'n spinnie nie, maar slange...
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on March 07, 2013, 11:17:14 am
Edgy cool photo!
So at the talk we had on Tuesday there were a lot of "myths" busted - some even suprised me.
Interesting that you kill puffies - although they are our fastest striking snake they are pretty lazy so unless stood on will not attack you. The guy had one with him for us to see - about 1m long but it just lay at his feet totally uninterested in us - with a bit of engouragement he got it to move back into its tool tube house - sorry didn't take any photo's but I was supprised just how docile it was.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on March 07, 2013, 11:19:30 am
That python photo is SHOPPED!

Pyton would never miss it's target  :) it's way to fast
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: KiLRoy on March 07, 2013, 12:15:32 pm
Wat het daai laaitie die slag op die bangmaak program op radio gese; 'tannie slange is oriaat, maar spinnekoppe - jissus...'
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: badballie on March 07, 2013, 12:18:09 pm
 >:D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Pom17 on March 07, 2013, 12:24:12 pm
>:D

 :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Avontier on March 07, 2013, 02:03:55 pm
  Ek het hierdie knewel so 'n paar dae terug naby Jacobsbaai afgeneem. Molslang?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: edgy on March 08, 2013, 07:03:21 am
Edgy cool photo!
So at the talk we had on Tuesday there were a lot of "myths" busted - some even suprised me.
Interesting that you kill puffies - although they are our fastest striking snake they are pretty lazy so unless stood on will not attack you. The guy had one with him for us to see - about 1m long but it just lay at his feet totally uninterested in us - with a bit of engouragement he got it to move back into its tool tube house - sorry didn't take any photo's but I was supprised just how docile it was.
Thats the problem esp with kids around,they just lie anywhere and easily stepped on!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: pieman on March 08, 2013, 09:59:33 am
Op die plaas en plot het ek een ding geleer.  As hy op die erf of NABY die huis of diere kom gebruik jy iets wat groot/baie lood gooi.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on March 09, 2013, 12:51:16 pm
Spotted on Facebook  :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on March 09, 2013, 01:59:27 pm
Spotted on Facebook  :o

Waar is daai wurm afgeneem? Seker KZN?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on April 10, 2013, 08:19:26 am
Horned Adder near Swakopmunt.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: KiLRoy on April 10, 2013, 11:27:02 am
can anyone ID this snake?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: NeilV on April 10, 2013, 11:28:53 am
can anyone ID this snake?

Red lipped herald snake.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LONG RANGE on April 10, 2013, 11:34:29 am
can anyone ID this snake?

Red lipped herald snake.  :thumleft:
+1
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Rickus on April 10, 2013, 11:53:58 am
In my area we have a huge number of snakes, In the past year in KoŽs I've come face to face with more snakes than in my previous 35 years on earth combined.
I have killed a few Cape Cobras in my yard, I have driven over snakes numerous times and have seen them next to the road....just the other day I rode over a big cobra and shat my pants. I actually thaught I killed it or atleast maimed it but when I turned back to have a look it had a dent halfway along its body but otherwise appeared to be just fine and vol kak. Last week my beloved Staffie got tagged by a Puffy in the veld infront of our house and it looks like she will pull through but hell those puffy's leave a nasty wound  :o. My point of view is that if it's in my yard I'll do my best to kill it,or get someone to do it.....but in the bush I leave them alone.
The last geelslang I terminated haunted me for 3-4 nights....jeezus those things scare the shit out of me!!!!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofstreep on April 10, 2013, 06:10:16 pm
Some I got in Bots a few years ago.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wEIvvkYtGIg/S0q5BaxHp9I/AAAAAAAAAEM/Rdqt_O6cjrI/s640/DSC_7510.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wEIvvkYtGIg/S0q4UMgwiaI/AAAAAAAAAEE/avNKryQ3j_A/s640/DSC_7507.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on April 12, 2013, 02:11:29 pm
Nice pic's Stofstreep
Kilroy - the red lipped herald is a back-fanged snake with a mild venom that does not result in significant medical symptoms for humans (mild headace) Ė they are effectively harmless to humans - but be carefull if you get multipal bites in a short space of time you WILL feel the effect!. They bite readily when first captured, but soon settle.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on April 12, 2013, 02:13:07 pm
Spotted on Facebook  :o

Dammit Anthony escaped again  ???

Often wish I could let mine out for a run but dogs and cats would dissappear :-) and I would probably be to scared to re-capture him  :)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Remy on April 18, 2013, 08:30:15 pm
Daily do I get called to site to go catch some, 2 were driven over 1 female boomslang and 1 skaapsteker. I taught Babs & mathew who works with me how to catch and hold. should have seen him when the likkewaan snapped at him  :imaposer:

And office junkies are forcing us not to wear gloves  :bueller:

 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on May 13, 2013, 07:59:36 pm
Steek uit  ;D Anyone know what snake this is?

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt323/CR125LaDy/IMG_1108-Copy_zps832a5c7a.jpg) (http://s624.photobucket.com/user/CR125LaDy/media/IMG_1108-Copy_zps832a5c7a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on May 14, 2013, 05:57:55 am
Me thinks it's a Skaapsteker.

Where did you see it?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Heimer on May 14, 2013, 06:06:33 am
Dink nie dis 'n skaapstekertjie nie

Dalk 'n kousbandjie?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: keithk on May 14, 2013, 08:34:06 am
I speak under correction but this could be the "short snouted grass snake" which are mildly venomous. Feed on other snakes , birds rodents and lizards. They are diurnal , active during the day .
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dusty Rusty on May 14, 2013, 08:45:03 am
Daily do I get called to site to go catch some, 2 were driven over 1 female boomslang and 1 skaapsteker. I taught Babs & mathew who works with me how to catch and hold. should have seen him when the likkewaan snapped at him  :imaposer:

And office junkies are forcing us not to wear gloves  :bueller:

 

wat maak julle met die likkewane as julle dit gevang het Remy?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Heimer on May 14, 2013, 09:02:43 am
Daily do I get called to site to go catch some, 2 were driven over 1 female boomslang and 1 skaapsteker. I taught Babs & mathew who works with me how to catch and hold. should have seen him when the likkewaan snapped at him  :imaposer:

And office junkies are forcing us not to wear gloves  :bueller:

 

wat maak julle met die likkewane as julle dit gevang het Remy?

Pasteitjies ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DirtCopper on May 14, 2013, 09:52:37 am
 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dusty Rusty on May 14, 2013, 09:57:32 am
 :lol8:

Gaan maar taai wees!

Ek hou nogals van likkewane  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kameel on May 14, 2013, 11:27:03 pm
Daily do I get called to site to go catch some, 2 were driven over 1 female boomslang and 1 skaapsteker. I taught Babs & mathew who works with me how to catch and hold. should have seen him when the likkewaan snapped at him  :imaposer:

And office junkies are forcing us not to wear

wat maak julle met die likkewane as julle dit gevang het Remy?

Pasteitjies ;D

Lekker vleisdis...daai akkedis...
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on May 16, 2013, 05:47:37 pm
Me thinks it's a Skaapsteker.

Where did you see it?

Dont think its a skaapsteker. Think KeithK is right about it being a Grass snake/Whip snake, but I dont know for sure.

For now we call it a  Tuinslang  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on May 16, 2013, 06:15:16 pm
Psammophylax tritaeniatus

Striped Skaapsteker/ Threelined (as in Tritaeniatus) Grass Snake.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DeeCeeBee on May 16, 2013, 06:51:46 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/17/ny8e9atu.jpg)Helped this chap across the road yesterday. On the road to Highover where the kzn bash was held.
He seemed very slow, but it was rather cold that day.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on May 16, 2013, 07:04:57 pm
Psammophylax tritaeniatus

Striped Skaapsteker/ Threelined (as in Tritaeniatus) Grass Snake.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Legend on May 17, 2013, 02:00:35 pm
Baby Rinkhals
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/2a-4.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/2a-4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on May 17, 2013, 04:57:27 pm
Impressive pic!! Nice one  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on May 22, 2013, 06:31:35 pm
Got this a few days ago if anyone is keen:

Certified Snake Course

 Course consists of the following

1.    Snake mythology

1.    Biology

2.    Identification

3.    Types

4.    Fang types

5.    Venom types

6.    Symptoms of bites

7.    What to do on an encounter

8.    First aid

9.    Handling

10. First aid and handling are both practical courses

Venue, Date and Time

15th   June   8h00 for 08h30  until 15h00

 Arboretum Farm (Brand Muller's) Walkers Fruit Farms

Payment

R650 per person (normally R1500)

Payment  prior to attending course

Standard Bank

Branch: Meyerton

Account Number: 224315757

Please e mail proof of payment and your details to thorntree@thorntree.co.za

Registration

Please advise us if you are interested in doing this course, we need your full names and ID numbers to register

 

Regards

Ivan Parkes
Chairman Thorntree Conservancy
Chairman Gauteng Conservancy and Stewardship Association
Liaison (IUCN) National Association of Conservancies Stewardship of South Africa
0845902312
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vosperd on May 23, 2013, 11:44:45 pm
A couple of pics i took last year on holiday. First one on the bullspoort road after Solitare. Cape Cobra or "geelslang"

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a509/dlcruisernam/image_zps56a897e9.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/dlcruisernam/media/image_zps56a897e9.jpg.html)

Second on a farm in the klein karas region. Puffadder. N moerse een nogal.

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a509/dlcruisernam/image_zps8a0aeb21.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/dlcruisernam/media/image_zps8a0aeb21.jpg.html)

Unfortunately both dead. Not taking any chances.  :deal:

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on May 24, 2013, 07:59:15 am
Vosperd, TV still kak in Namibia or you just dont believe in condoms ?   ;)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on May 24, 2013, 08:02:25 am
Unfortunately both dead. Not taking any chances.  :deal:



 :'(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: NeilV on May 24, 2013, 08:24:12 am
Vosperd, TV still kak in Namibia or you just dont believe in condoms ?   ;)

 :laughing4:  :imaposer:  :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mooch on May 24, 2013, 08:26:55 am
Vosperd, TV still kak in Namibia or you just dont believe in condoms ?   ;)

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: RobC on May 24, 2013, 08:36:47 am
Vosperd, TV still kak in Namibia or you just dont believe in condoms ?   ;)
you sound jealous... ::) ;)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vosperd on May 24, 2013, 08:38:41 am
Ha ha ha. Ou Tolla.

Nefies en niggies. Net twee is myne. TV is fine thanks.   ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: TropicThunder on May 24, 2013, 10:20:51 am
Horned Adder near Swakopmunt.



Ek kak behoorlik in my broek
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: TropicThunder on May 24, 2013, 10:26:37 am
  Ek het hierdie knewel so 'n paar dae terug naby Jacobsbaai afgeneem. Molslang?

Dit lyk meer soos 'n swart mamba
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on May 24, 2013, 11:24:53 am
Peringuey's adder. (Bitis Perinqueyi)

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vosperd on May 24, 2013, 11:45:36 am
  Ek het hierdie knewel so 'n paar dae terug naby Jacobsbaai afgeneem. Molslang?

Dit lyk meer soos 'n swart mamba

Defintely not a black mamba.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTVCNDEaoKiNSbur8OqAmyA33ePnphpAVD8t3vQ1MNosRWSoaVq4A)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on May 24, 2013, 04:37:18 pm
And another one:

SNAKE AWARENESS, SNAKE BITE FIRST AID, TREATMENT OF BITES AND SNAKE HANDLING COURSE

Presented by Johan Marais

Saturday 8 June 2013 at Heia Safari Ranch, Muldersdrift

 
E-mail: johan@africansnakebiteinstitute.com

Cell: 072-016-0034

Web page: africansnakebiteinstitute.com

 

The day starts at 09:00 sharp (please get there at 08:45) with a Snake Awareness and First Aid for Snakebite lecture that lasts around 3 hours. It includes snake awareness, identification, first aid for snakebite, medical treatment of snakebite and is followed by a written test. This module costs R600.00 per person. After lunch (there is a restaurant and light meals can be purchased) we do the venomous snake handling course using a variety of venomous snakes such as the Puff Adder, Snouted Cobra and Boomslang. The Snake Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling course costs R980.00 per person and includes the morning session.

I am a FGASA approved service provider and accredited by ISZS (the International Society of Zoological Sciences). I also do snake awareness and snake handling courses for NOSA, Travel Doctors and Inhemaco. Successful candidates are awarded a certificate in Snake Awareness, First Aid for Snakebite and Venomous Snake Handling. For more information you can also go to www.africansnakebiteinstitute.com.

The full amount will have to be paid prior to the course to secure your attendance. Employees of game lodges and corporate companies can provide an official order.

Dress code: Please wear long trousers and closed shoes/boots. As the afternoon session may be in the sun, you may want to bring along a hat. Please note that all snake handling participants will have to sign an indemnity form prior to the handling session.

Bring along a pen for the test.

Snake tongs, snake hooks and some of my books will be available for sale. Delegates that have any of my books are welcome to bring them along for an autograph.

 

Banking particulars:

African Snakebite Institute

First National Bank

Acc: 62389775142 Cheque Account

Branch Code 252155

Swift code FIRNZAJJ

Please use your name as a reference.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Legend on May 25, 2013, 06:26:50 am
Mamba mannetjie combat... wie kry die wyfie?
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/mrgnm/mamba003.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/mrgnm/media/mamba003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on May 25, 2013, 12:11:21 pm
On our recent rip to Nam, Botswana and Zim.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/116%20a%20Nam%202013%20Molopo/100_0806_zpsfdd7ebd2.jpg) (http://s1138.photobucket.com/user/11lnroux/media/116%20a%20Nam%202013%20Molopo/100_0806_zpsfdd7ebd2.jpg.html)

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n527/11lnroux/116%20a%20Nam%202013%20Molopo/100_0807_zps9521d3d4.jpg) (http://s1138.photobucket.com/user/11lnroux/media/116%20a%20Nam%202013%20Molopo/100_0807_zps9521d3d4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Legend on May 25, 2013, 10:45:33 pm
Mooi Kaapse Kobra
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on June 19, 2013, 08:09:45 am
Last weekend at Mtunzini, Gabon Adder.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on June 19, 2013, 09:00:13 am
Wow. Mooi slang. Ek't nog nooit een buite 'n hok gesien nie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on June 19, 2013, 09:14:28 am
Last weekend at Mtunzini, Gabon Adder.

Jeepers Chicco

That is a thing of beauty, the colours and the pattern, and yet perfect camo as well   BUT  I am ready to shit my pant just looking at the photos. Im so kak bang of snakes I would run if I saw that thing.
In fact, why am I even on this thread ??
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Minxy on June 19, 2013, 10:05:04 am
I stepped on this little guys tail when I was on a hiking trip about 3weeks ago. Is this a puff adder?

(http://i.imgur.com/x0GBlRS.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vosperd on June 19, 2013, 11:04:14 am
How Little? Look like a horned adder (horingsmannetjie)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Minxy on June 19, 2013, 11:58:19 am
How Little? Look like a horned adder (horingsmannetjie)

I didn't exactly stop to measure it... But if I'd have to guess it's probably around 30cm.
I'm just glad it didn't decide to get revenge and bite me for stepping on its tail :D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: C-bass on June 19, 2013, 04:58:53 pm
Horned adder!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bailey on August 30, 2013, 03:13:32 pm
Another Puff Daddy  :eek7:

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Legend on September 01, 2013, 03:11:11 pm
Quote
Another Puff Daddy 


Beauty indeed. When was this taken?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MickeyT on September 01, 2013, 06:14:28 pm
Soos my pa sal sÍ - hy's net bang vir 2 goed: n slang en n moffie. 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vosperd on September 02, 2013, 07:22:15 am
Of die slang op n moffie!!  :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Remy on September 15, 2013, 06:57:17 pm
Daily do I get called to site to go catch some, 2 were driven over 1 female boomslang and 1 skaapsteker. I taught Babs & mathew who works with me how to catch and hold. should have seen him when the likkewaan snapped at him  :imaposer:

And office junkies are forcing us not to wear gloves  :bueller:

 

wat maak julle met die likkewane as julle dit gevang het Remy?


Sit hulle terug in die veld, ma net verder van die werkers af
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on October 29, 2013, 06:30:59 am
Dis weer slang tyd! Ek sien nouweer heelwat dooie slange in die pad
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mzee on October 29, 2013, 07:53:50 am
Eish Snakes...
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: schalkie on November 21, 2013, 02:46:08 pm
Sit hier in die kantoor, moer verveeld en kyk toe maar nar al die slang foto's...

Volgende oomblik raak die netwerk kabel aan my been...... ek dink ek kort nou 'n skoon onnie... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on November 21, 2013, 02:48:36 pm
Sit hier in die kantoor, moer verveeld en kyk toe maar nar al die slang foto's...

Volgende oomblik raak die netwerk kabel aan my been...... ek dink ek kort nou 'n skoon onnie... :imaposer:

Luckily you werent looking at the "Girls with Bikes" thread...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: badballie on November 21, 2013, 02:51:26 pm
And as if this thread is not nightmarish enough, this is posted on the WTF thread !

Worst nightmare ever !
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on November 21, 2013, 02:53:11 pm
And as if this thread is not nightmarish enough, this is posted on the WTF thread !

Worst nightmare ever !

Thats old news, the Titanic sunk years ago    ;)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: AdrianL on November 21, 2013, 03:56:35 pm
That must be an Iceberg Snake
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 21, 2013, 05:16:28 pm
Coral Snake, photographed at Kleinzee, Northern Cape
Feisty little bugger!
Title: Re:
Post by: G Steyn on November 21, 2013, 09:26:01 pm
Nice coral snake pics.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MegaPix on November 21, 2013, 09:42:24 pm
Sorry maar vir my is 'n dooie slang 'n goeie slang
EISH
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 22, 2013, 02:07:31 pm
Cape Wolf Snake - Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve, Northern Cape.

The Wolf snake is a small, harmless species, but be careful - they resemble the venomous Stiletto Snake. They mainly live underground, so it's quite rare to see them.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MegaPix on November 22, 2013, 02:15:17 pm
My broer moes nou net 2 slange dood maak.  Een by die hoender hokke en een in die boom by die huis.

 :Whaxatk: :Whdatk:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on November 22, 2013, 04:38:24 pm
My broer moes nou net 2 slange dood maak.  Een by die hoender hokke en een in die boom by die huis.




'Moes' ??  >:(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 22, 2013, 04:45:25 pm
My broer moes nou net 2 slange dood maak.  Een by die hoender hokke en een in die boom by die huis.




'Moes' ??  >:(

Bet he feels all manly about it... Protecting humanity from the big bad snakes. :dousing:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MegaPix on November 22, 2013, 06:00:51 pm
My broer moes nou net 2 slange dood maak.  Een by die hoender hokke en een in die boom by die huis.




'Moes' ??  >:(

Bet he feels all manly about it... Protecting humanity from the big bad snakes. :dousing:

JA MOES.... Geen slange naby die hoenderhokke.....

GEEN SLANGE NABY DIE HUIS>

Jammer maar daar is net te veel slange iun daai area.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 23, 2013, 08:07:53 am
Fork-marked Sand Snake - Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve, Northern Cape

Awesome and harmless little snakes, extremely fast over short distances. On the last photo you can clearly see the "tuning fork" pattern on its head that gives this snake its name.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 29, 2013, 08:59:23 am
Mole Snake (Black Morph) - Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve, Northern Cape.

The meanest of the harmless species, Mole Snakes can deliver a very painful bite that can often need stitches. If you're bitten by a Mole Snake it's important to still get medical attention because although they are non-venomous their bite can easily lead to secondary infection.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on November 29, 2013, 09:53:56 am
Beautiful!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Cave Girl on December 10, 2013, 05:02:59 pm
He is a big boy - really beautifull!!

Need to find the picture I have of a frog eating a wolf snake ..
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dookie on December 10, 2013, 05:25:12 pm
And as if this thread is not nightmarish enough, this is posted on the WTF thread !

Worst nightmare ever !

Release the Kraken!

So, early this morning my FIL (which also stays on the farm) phones, frantically warbling something about a "moerse slang!!!!!!"

I grab the required relocating tools, long braai tongs and burlap sack, and head over to his house.
As I head over to where the snake was last seen, I hand him my phone and ask that he gets ready to take photos of whatever type of snake it might be, as soon as I have it under control.

The snake in question was a rather large Aurora, which was easily caught.

I turn around, snake in hand to pose for a thread photo..................only to find that I have been alone all the time. Bloody outoppie is shit scared of snakes and took his leave, phone in hand, quite urgently.

Snake was successfully released back into nature.................alone.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on December 10, 2013, 06:15:39 pm
 :spitcoffee:

Snake was successfully released back into nature.................alone   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on December 11, 2013, 10:24:35 am
And as if this thread is not nightmarish enough, this is posted on the WTF thread !

Worst nightmare ever !

Release the Kraken!

So, early this morning my FIL (which also stays on the farm) phones, frantically warbling something about a "moerse slang!!!!!!"

I grab the required relocating tools, long braai tongs and burlap sack, and head over to his house.
As I head over to where the snake was last seen, I hand him my phone and ask that he gets ready to take photos of whatever type of snake it might be, as soon as I have it under control.

The snake in question was a rather large Aurora, which was easily caught.

I turn around, snake in hand to pose for a thread photo..................only to find that I have been alone all the time. Bloody outoppie is shit scared of snakes and took his leave, phone in hand, quite urgently.

Snake was successfully released back into nature.................alone.

When it comes to snakes I would have been right there, trying to outrun your FIL    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Shutter_Eye on December 13, 2013, 10:16:22 am

The snake in question was a rather large Aurora, which was easily caught.


Ah awesome! Auroras must be one of the most beautiful snakes around! High up on my photo wishlist!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: schummie64 on December 13, 2013, 12:05:28 pm
Here is an interesting one.
Cobra eating a Puff Adder.
( not my photo,)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DeepBass9 on January 27, 2014, 08:06:57 am
A night adder subtracting from the frog population! This was in my veggie garden yesterday. I'm amazed that such a big toad can fit inside such a small snake (about 40cm).
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on January 27, 2014, 08:49:43 am
A night adder subtracting from the frog population! This was in my veggie garden yesterday. I'm amazed that such a big toad can fit inside such a small snake (about 40cm).

Lovely pic  :thumleft:

So often these animals are killed because people don't know them or understand them. I know, I used to kill every snake I saw too. But later in life I learned a bit more about them, and how much good they actually do, and now it will be a very unusual occasion that I will kill a snake, any snake.

That adder's eyes are almost bigger than its tummy  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DeepBass9 on January 27, 2014, 09:04:34 am
I presume the snake's throat muscles must be crushing the frogs skeleton on the way in?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2014, 09:10:54 am
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on January 27, 2014, 09:11:13 am
I presume so too, a lot of constricting going on. But that frog also has quite a bit of air inside it too, so a lot of that will just be squeezed out.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on January 27, 2014, 09:39:51 am
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)

I think The Badger had one go for him in the Inanda valley last year. It missed. Or maybe The Badgers boots smelled so bad, it decided not to bother.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2014, 09:41:12 am
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)

I think The Badger had one go for him in the Inanda valley last year. It missed. Or maybe The Badgers boots smelled so bad, it decided not to bother.
:laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MegaPix on January 27, 2014, 12:04:34 pm
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)

I think The Badger had one go for him in the Inanda valley last year. It missed. Or maybe The Badgers boots smelled so bad, it decided not to bother.

Another reason why I must ride with my long boots.  Although heavy, much better than getting pikked...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Sprocketbek on January 27, 2014, 12:43:11 pm
I have had a Cape Cobra lunge at me near Gannaga Pass in the Tankwa.
My Sidi Crossfire probably gave him toothache  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2014, 12:45:31 pm
I have had a Cape Cobra lunge at me near Gannaga Pass in the Tankwa.
My Sidi Crossfire probably gave him toothache  :imaposer:

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LoneRanger on January 27, 2014, 12:48:18 pm
Klein Nagadder op die plot.

Let op die vaal oŽ. Dit gebeur net voor hul vervel.

Dan n vraag, is daar n kenner op skerpioene op die bladsy?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Tiger Shark on January 27, 2014, 12:55:37 pm
These are screenshots from my helmet cam taken in Dec riding up the pass from The Hell.
Nobody can tell me what type of snake it is
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Tiger Shark on January 27, 2014, 01:03:24 pm
Nog a snap
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2014, 01:07:36 pm
A long one
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on January 27, 2014, 01:08:33 pm
 :laughing4: :spitcoffee: :imaposer:

Ek bekak my....ek sweer!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on January 27, 2014, 01:10:51 pm
Klein Nagadder op die plot.

Let op die vaal oŽ. Dit gebeur net voor hul vervel.

Dan n vraag, is daar n kenner op skerpioene op die bladsy?

Ek weet nie van hier nie, maar op die 4x4community forum het hulle n slang fred, en daar is n paar kenners daar.

Post maar in elk geval jou vraag/foto van die skerpioen hier, dalk is daar n kenner hier  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LoneRanger on January 27, 2014, 01:25:15 pm
Hier is die meneerkie.

Wil hom net identifiseer. Baie algemeen tuinplaas omgewing tussen nylstroom en marble hall. Bly onder bas van stompe. die oukie het my amper bygekom toe ek die donkie gestook het.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DeepBass9 on January 27, 2014, 01:26:21 pm
Klein Nagadder op die plot.

Let op die vaal oŽ. Dit gebeur net voor hul vervel.

Dan n vraag, is daar n kenner op skerpioene op die bladsy?


That is a puffadder. Night adder is smaller and less poisonous.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LoneRanger on January 27, 2014, 01:28:41 pm
Klein Nagadder op die plot.

Let op die vaal oŽ. Dit gebeur net voor hul vervel.

Dan n vraag, is daar n kenner op skerpioene op die bladsy?


That is a puffadder. Night adder is smaller and less poisonous.

Skuus ja jy is reg die was die pofadder gewees. die oukie was kleiner as n liniaal. So nog n baba
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on January 27, 2014, 01:44:27 pm
Hier is die meneerkie.

Wil hom net identifiseer. Baie algemeen tuinplaas omgewing tussen nylstroom en marble hall. Bly onder bas van stompe. die oukie het my amper bygekom toe ek die donkie gestook het.



n maklike manier om die gevaar van n skerpioen te bepaal is die vergelyking in die groote van die knypers teenoor die stert (steker).

Klein knypers en n dik stert is gevaarliker as groot knypers en dun stert.

Maar dis net n "guideline". In SA het ons nie skerpioene wat lewensgevaarlik is vir grootmense nie. Behalwe die een in die Kalahari. Hy's n lelike knap.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2014, 01:47:16 pm
Hier is die meneerkie.

Wil hom net identifiseer. Baie algemeen tuinplaas omgewing tussen nylstroom en marble hall. Bly onder bas van stompe. die oukie het my amper bygekom toe ek die donkie gestook het.



n maklike manier om die gevaar van n skerpioen te bepaal is die vergelyking in die groote van die knypers teenoor die stert (steker).

Klein knypers en n dik stert is gevaarliker as groot knypers en dun stert.

Maar dis net n "guideline". In SA het ons nie skerpioene wat lewensgevaarlik is vir grootmense nie. Behalwe die een in die Kalahari. Hy's n lelike knap.

A sting from any of our Scorpions isnt going to be taken with a smile regardless
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dookie on January 27, 2014, 01:47:34 pm
These are screenshots from my helmet cam taken in Dec riding up the pass from The Hell.
Nobody can tell me what type of snake it is

Not very clear from you photos, but it does look a Spotted Bush Snake.
Usually greenish first 3rd of the body, which then changes to a spotted grayish hue.

Not poisonous and make very good pets.

I am gonna send Carrots one..............
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LoneRanger on January 27, 2014, 01:48:18 pm
Hier is die meneerkie.

Wil hom net identifiseer. Baie algemeen tuinplaas omgewing tussen nylstroom en marble hall. Bly onder bas van stompe. die oukie het my amper bygekom toe ek die donkie gestook het.



n maklike manier om die gevaar van n skerpioen te bepaal is die vergelyking in die groote van die knypers teenoor die stert (steker).

Klein knypers en n dik stert is gevaarliker as groot knypers en dun stert.

Maar dis net n "guideline". In SA het ons nie skerpioene wat lewensgevaarlik is vir grootmense nie. Behalwe die een in die Kalahari. Hy's n lelike knap.

Daai guideline ken ek darm. Het die oukie nou in hok by die huis en sal graag net wil weet watter spesie dit is. Ek het tarantulas ook en bang hulle minder as die meneer.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2014, 01:48:54 pm
These are screenshots from my helmet cam taken in Dec riding up the pass from The Hell.
Nobody can tell me what type of snake it is

Not very clear from you photos, but it does look a Spotted Bush Snake.
Usually greenish first 3rd of the body, which then changes to a spotted grayish hue.

Not poisonous and make very good pets.

I am gonna send Carrots one..............

Process of elimination, Its NOT a Python or Green Mamba  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on January 27, 2014, 01:51:20 pm
Hier is die meneerkie.

Wil hom net identifiseer. Baie algemeen tuinplaas omgewing tussen nylstroom en marble hall. Bly onder bas van stompe. die oukie het my amper bygekom toe ek die donkie gestook het.



n maklike manier om die gevaar van n skerpioen te bepaal is die vergelyking in die groote van die knypers teenoor die stert (steker).

Klein knypers en n dik stert is gevaarliker as groot knypers en dun stert.

Maar dis net n "guideline". In SA het ons nie skerpioene wat lewensgevaarlik is vir grootmense nie. Behalwe die een in die Kalahari. Hy's n lelike knap.

Daai guideline ken ek darm. Het die oukie nou in hok by die huis en sal graag net wil weet watter spesie dit is. Ek het tarantulas ook en bang hulle minder as die meneer.

Geen problem. Pos die foto's op die 4x4community forum in die slang afdeling, iemand sal wel vir jou se wat sy naam is  :thumleft:

Jammer ek kannie die link pos nie, die werk blok die 4x4 forum  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MegaPix on January 27, 2014, 02:04:00 pm
:laughing4: :spitcoffee: :imaposer:

Ek bekak my....ek sweer!

Jy stel dit darem saggies?  :deal: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Gasman on February 03, 2014, 04:09:21 pm
Twee naweke terug was ons in die bosveld (naby Ellisras) toe word my vriend deur hierdie outjie gepik op sy enkel. Dis 'n Southern Stiletto, maar ons moes hom dood maak en saam neem hospitaal toe sodat hulle weet watse slang dit was. Die verpleegsters het geskree terwyl hulle hulself vinnige uit die voete gemaak het.

Hy was 3 dae in die hospitaal gewees
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Gasman on February 03, 2014, 04:10:33 pm
Die goed byt sideways. baie snake handlers word gebyt deur hulle, want die tand kan langs die kant uit. Mense het al vinnigers verloor van hom, maar dink nie iemand is al dood nie
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on February 03, 2014, 07:46:37 pm
Fok  :o
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Post by: G Steyn on February 03, 2014, 08:43:02 pm
Enigste slang wat nie veilig hanteer kan word met die hand nie.  Sitotoksiese gif, selfde as pofadder.
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on February 07, 2014, 12:41:18 pm
Enigste slang wat nie veilig hanteer kan word met die hand nie.  Sitotoksiese gif, selfde as pofadder.

Technically it's a sarafotoxin, not related to cytotoxic snakes such as a Puff Adder. Although they deliver the same symptoms, the difference is that sarafotoxin is unresponsive to the cytotoxin antivenom.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on February 08, 2014, 09:45:23 pm
Puff Adder on the road from Herbertsdale to Mossel Bay
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on February 11, 2014, 01:22:35 pm
Puff Adder on the road from Herbertsdale to Mossel Bay

Mooi.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Biker Chick on February 11, 2014, 01:55:13 pm
Puff Adder on the road from Herbertsdale to Mossel Bay

Kyk, hy steek vir jou tong uit  ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Biker Chick on February 11, 2014, 02:02:01 pm
Robertson...Sad storie wat met die arme slang gebeur het.

Ons sien die slang en draai toe om om foto's te neem. Die volgende oomblik kom daar 'n kar aan met 'n stink spoed en ry net daar bo-oor die slang. Die kar het nie eers probeer stop of uitswaai nie... >:(

Die slang was nog nie dood nie, maar ek het hom sooooo jammer gekry, hy was stukkend en het gebloei. Ons het maar weer gery, maar toe ons later die dag weer terug ry toe lÍ hy nog net daar met klomp klippe om hom, so iemand het natuurlik die slang met klippe bestook.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on February 27, 2014, 10:49:26 pm
Geelslang afgeneem in Kalahari Gemsbok Park

Cape Cobra
Venom very poisonous. Neurotoxin. Not likely to bite as the snake will always look for a way out rather than bite. Will only really bite if trapped with no way out

Naja Nivea

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kameel on October 19, 2014, 08:00:35 pm
Het perongeluk oor die slangetjie gery net anderkant Oubergpas anderkant Montagu... >:(
Nie my styl nie. Jammer slangetjie. Ek het hom net TE laat gesien. Het darem gaan seker maak hy is dood. Watse soort slang is dit?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: GEE-SH on October 20, 2014, 03:06:47 pm
Puff Adder on the road from Herbertsdale to Mossel Bay

Mooi.  :thumleft:

NOT!!! Daai goed is vieslik! Ek het twee van daai manne in my huis gekry, terwyl hulle ommekaar gevleg is.  Hoop dit was n les vir die ander kandidate wat dink jy kan verniet board en lodging in my huis kry.  Ken n vrou wat die wandelpad tussen Schoenmakerkop en Sardinia Baai gestap het. n Pofadder het haar aan knie gepik, amper n jaar in n rolstoel - no ways die mooiste slang vir my is een wat al begin vrot....
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Offshore on October 20, 2014, 03:28:32 pm
Black Mamba between Maltahohe and Zaris hoogde. I cannot stand Snakes, if I don't shit myself I kill them, sometimes even while I am shitting myself.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Andrť 660 on October 20, 2014, 05:42:16 pm
I was busy taking photos at the West Coast when i came aware of a movement next to my shoulder in a tree.

Needless to say that i was very happy to see this guy next to me......
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on October 20, 2014, 07:19:21 pm
Sub
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on October 20, 2014, 07:57:35 pm
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)
:sip: So you think this snake is clever enough to distinguish between you and the bike, this "unit" coming towards it and accurately strike and hit you on that opening between your glove and your jacket sleeve. And if it misses "it is said" that it can keep up with a horse, so if you ride a white S10, you have no chance at all, it can bite you about 10 times before you move about 10 meters, And if it misses you in ten meters, it can also bite onto its tail and roll faster that the bike can go and being a white bike it will not be very difficult.
And, if you ride in very forested area remember to strap a pot of hot mealie pap onto your helmet, so, if a green mamba waits for you hanging from a branch it will strike into the pap and injure itself and that way you will be saved.
I hope this info is of any value.   :bueller:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DirtRebell on October 20, 2014, 10:21:17 pm
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)
:sip: So you think this snake is clever enough to distinguish between you and the bike, this "unit" coming towards it and accurately strike and hit you on that opening between your glove and your jacket sleeve. And if it misses "it is said" that it can keep up with a horse, so if you ride a white S10, you have no chance at all, it can bite you about 10 times before you move about 10 meters, And if it misses you in ten meters, it can also bite onto its tail and roll faster that the bike can go and being a white bike it will not be very difficult.
And, if you ride in very forested area remember to strap a pot of hot mealie pap onto your helmet, so, if a green mamba waits for you hanging from a branch it will strike into the pap and injure itself and that way you will be saved.
I hope this info is of any value.   :bueller:

:spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Stofdonkie on October 21, 2014, 06:22:09 am
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)
:sip: So you think this snake is clever enough to distinguish between you and the bike, this "unit" coming towards it and accurately strike and hit you on that opening between your glove and your jacket sleeve. And if it misses "it is said" that it can keep up with a horse, so if you ride a white S10, you have no chance at all, it can bite you about 10 times before you move about 10 meters, And if it misses you in ten meters, it can also bite onto its tail and roll faster that the bike can go and being a white bike it will not be very difficult.
And, if you ride in very forested area remember to strap a pot of hot mealie pap onto your helmet, so, if a green mamba waits for you hanging from a branch it will strike into the pap and injure itself and that way you will be saved.
I hope this info is of any value.   :bueller:

 :lol8:

Don't forget that they travel in groups, and if you kill one, the others will come 'to get you'!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on October 21, 2014, 07:01:51 am
I was busy taking photos at the West Coast when i came aware of a movement next to my shoulder in a tree.

Needless to say that i was very happy to see this guy next to me......


Jo, dis 'n mooi slang en - foto.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: TrailBlazer on October 21, 2014, 07:17:29 am
And... if you do kill it, burn it so that its blood (or spirit) doesn't call its family along
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on October 21, 2014, 07:28:22 am
I just read a thread on The 4x4 community forum about Mambas striking at cars etc on dirt roads, What if youre on a bike? Youre pretty screwed. Has anyone ever had an encounter?

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067 (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=174067)
:sip: So you think this snake is clever enough to distinguish between you and the bike, this "unit" coming towards it and accurately strike and hit you on that opening between your glove and your jacket sleeve. And if it misses "it is said" that it can keep up with a horse, so if you ride a white S10, you have no chance at all, it can bite you about 10 times before you move about 10 meters, And if it misses you in ten meters, it can also bite onto its tail and roll faster that the bike can go and being a white bike it will not be very difficult.
And, if you ride in very forested area remember to strap a pot of hot mealie pap onto your helmet, so, if a green mamba waits for you hanging from a branch it will strike into the pap and injure itself and that way you will be saved.
I hope this info is of any value.   :bueller:

Got it thanks. So on a black KLR Im ok ? Question. How easy is it to attach a GoPro to a mieliepap pot ?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Andrť 660 on October 21, 2014, 05:19:46 pm
Bie dankie vir die kompliment Mev Vis Arend.
Ek geniet u en u man se "ride raports" en foto"s baie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on October 29, 2014, 07:56:13 am
Boomslang vs MTB....
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on October 29, 2014, 08:47:28 am
Boomslang vs MTB....
Very good fit.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on October 29, 2014, 12:59:55 pm
Boomslang vs MTB....

He was on his way up to bite your ass   :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: MegaPix on October 30, 2014, 10:30:55 am
Boomslang vs MTB....

He was on his way up to bite your ass   :o

Dis 'n goeie slang daai.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on November 12, 2014, 06:14:44 am
Ek kry die meneer in my tuin besig om my honde te ontstel. (Eiervreter / Common egg eater)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: mtr89 on November 12, 2014, 06:19:05 pm
That egg eater is beautiful
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: mtr89 on November 12, 2014, 06:23:35 pm
I saw this oke taking histime to cross the road on a day ride with my wife.Had to stop and take a pic.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: mtr89 on November 12, 2014, 06:27:15 pm
Did an overnight ride to Mtentu River Lodge in the Eastern Cape and came across this puffy chilling in the last rays of sunshine for the day.I rolled some stones at him to get him off the road so the locals wouldn't kill him.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Odd Dog on November 23, 2014, 09:35:41 am
(http://photo-hosting.winsoftmagic.com/1/b7wdqkqg7r.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kamanya on November 23, 2014, 10:32:06 am
(http://photo-hosting.winsoftmagic.com/1/b7wdqkqg7r.jpg)

Either he is extremely well versed in snake handling and has a huge risk appetite, or has absolutely no fucking idea, or that Gaboon is dead.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kamanya on November 23, 2014, 10:32:31 am
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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Odd Dog on November 23, 2014, 12:31:37 pm
"extremely well versed in snake handling" correct, this is my son and that snake is one of a breeding pair. Believe it or not the Gaboon Adder is a very docile snake although very venomous.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Kamanya on November 23, 2014, 01:52:39 pm
"extremely well versed in snake handling" correct, this is my son and that snake is one of a breeding pair. Believe it or not the Gaboon Adder is a very docile snake although very venomous.

Docile it may be, that is not a safe hold and those are not domestic pets.

That is a huge beautiful specimen, they have monstrous fangs and huge poison sacks. Your son only has to get a partial bike from one of those and he'll wear the scars for life... if he survived.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bundu on November 23, 2014, 02:51:47 pm
"extremely well versed in snake handling" correct, this is my son and that snake is one of a breeding pair. Believe it or not the Gaboon Adder is a very docile snake although very venomous.

Docile it may be, that is not a safe hold and those are not domestic pets.

That is a huge beautiful specimen, they have monstrous fangs and huge poison sacks. Your son only has to get a partial bike from one of those and he'll wear the scars for life... if he survived.

now that's a Kamanya typo if I've ever seen one  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 0012 on November 23, 2014, 04:22:17 pm
"extremely well versed in snake handling" correct, this is my son and that snake is one of a breeding pair. Believe it or not the Gaboon Adder is a very docile snake although very venomous.

Docile it may be, that is not a safe hold and those are not domestic pets.

That is a huge beautiful specimen, they have monstrous fangs and huge poison sacks. Your son only has to get a partial bike from one of those and he'll wear the scars for life... if he survived.

now that's a Kamanya typo if I've ever seen one  ;) ;D


 :spitcoffee:    :imaposer:

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on November 23, 2014, 07:30:13 pm
(http://photo-hosting.winsoftmagic.com/1/b7wdqkqg7r.jpg)

Either he is extremely well versed in snake handling and has a huge risk appetite, or has absolutely no fucking idea, or that Gaboon is dead.

They are very docile and seems to tame well or sense that the handler is no threat to them.
I have two egg eaters at the moment and Big E the egg eaters in our area are lighter and has a pinkish tint and the  spots on the back is light brown in stead of the black in your area.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DirtRebell on November 23, 2014, 07:48:44 pm
Baie eienaardige slang.
Lyk soos 'n dun slangetjie wat deur 'n dikke geryg is.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on November 23, 2014, 08:44:08 pm
 :sip: Pragtige slang, erg bedreig in die natuur.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: KiLRoy on November 23, 2014, 11:44:29 pm
Most beautiful pattern on any snake the Gaboons. 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on November 24, 2014, 06:02:42 pm
North KZN, While MTB'ing.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 0012 on November 24, 2014, 06:21:39 pm
Saw this kill live.
Zim, march 2014.
At the time, the guide said the snake would not need to eat again until october  :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on November 24, 2014, 06:25:37 pm
 :sip: The problem the pythons have is that they are so large and visible, get killed by peoplols, for eats. :3some:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on December 01, 2014, 01:08:27 pm
I love snakes...

Here is my still very young Carpet python....

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/HannesNel/January2011.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/HannesNel/10012011498.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/HannesNel/DSC01499.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/HannesNel/20120429_184146.jpg)

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/HannesNel/DSC01489.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on December 01, 2014, 05:20:16 pm
I'm so farking glad you live 1400km's away Silvrav.  ::)

I'd hate to be your neighbor.  ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 0012 on December 02, 2014, 11:04:23 am
I'm so farking glad you live 1400km's away Silvrav.  ::)

I'd hate to be your neighbor.  ;D

Ja nee, i have an intense fear of snakes.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Avontier on December 02, 2014, 01:22:37 pm
Saw this kill live.
Zim, march 2014.
At the time, the guide said the snake would not need to eat again until october  :eek7:

Did you wait for it to swallow? It would have had to start again, this time from the head to have any chance of getting it all in.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 0012 on December 02, 2014, 05:26:47 pm
Saw this kill live.
Zim, march 2014.
At the time, the guide said the snake would not need to eat again until october  :eek7:

Did you wait for it to swallow? It would have had to start again, this time from the head to have any chance of getting it all in.

Die slang het die rooibok aan die poot gegryp. Die rooibok sleep toe die ding tot op die pad en collapse toe daar. Wham Bham wrap die slang sy lyf om die bok se nek, sonder om te laat gaan van sy hou-vas opi been. Hy bly toe so totdat die bok sy laaste skop gegee het. En toe raak die chinese kameras te veel en die slang is weg sonder sy vleisie!

Die slang seil toe onder die safari trokkie deur en almal stres en kyk om seker te maak die slang kom ander kant uit!

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 03, 2014, 03:25:56 pm
... en net daar is daai arme luislang se kos vir die jaar weg  :(  Ten minste het die Shinese hulle fotos gekry, dis mos al wat tel.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 03, 2014, 03:30:11 pm
Saterdagmiddag skiet ek 'n geelslang hier amper op die voorstoep. Sondag toe hoor ek die voŽltjies gaan kwaai tekere hier in die boom op die hoek van die huis.  Ek vat toe die haelgeweer en gaan kyk.  Ek soek hom, ek soek hom, ek kry hom hy's weg.  Ek sien aanvanklik geen slang nie.  Toe loer ek bietjie mooi in die boom en sien vir boomslang se kind wat agter die voŽlkuikens aan is.  Nou is die slang half op die dak en half in die boom so ek kan nie skiet nie anders slaap ons nat.

Ek los hom toe weer so 'n rukkie en gaan toe terug toe het hy al na die dakbalke van die stoep gevorder.  Ek druk druk ou boom oom met die haelgeweer se loop maar toe kry hy spoed en is hy daar weg in die boom, nie weer gesien nie  :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on December 03, 2014, 08:34:09 pm
I'm so farking glad you live 1400km's away Silvrav.  ::)

I'd hate to be your neighbor.  ;D

What area you stay broer?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bundu on December 03, 2014, 09:08:24 pm
Saterdagmiddag skiet ek 'n geelslang hier amper op die voorstoep. Sondag toe hoor ek die voŽltjies gaan kwaai tekere hier in die boom op die hoek van die huis.  Ek vat toe die haelgeweer en gaan kyk.  Ek soek hom, ek soek hom, ek kry hom hy's weg.  Ek sien aanvanklik geen slang nie.  Toe loer ek bietjie mooi in die boom en sien vir boomslang se kind wat agter die voŽlkuikens aan is.  Nou is die slang half op die dak en half in die boom so ek kan nie skiet nie anders slaap ons nat.

Ek los hom toe weer so 'n rukkie en gaan toe terug toe het hy al na die dakbalke van die stoep gevorder.  Ek druk druk ou boom oom met die haelgeweer se loop maar toe kry hy spoed en is hy daar weg in die boom, nie weer gesien nie  :o

 :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Giepie on December 03, 2014, 09:50:25 pm
... en net daar is daai arme luislang se kos vir die jaar weg  :(  Ten minste het die Shinese hulle fotos gekry, dis mos al wat tel.

My eerste reaksie ook.  >:(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on December 04, 2014, 09:13:13 am
I'm so farking glad you live 1400km's away Silvrav.  ::)

I'd hate to be your neighbor.  ;D

What area you stay broer?
Mossel Bay
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on December 04, 2014, 09:18:25 am
... en net daar is daai arme luislang se kos vir die jaar weg  :(  Ten minste het die Shinese hulle fotos gekry, dis mos al wat tel.

My eerste reaksie ook.  >:(

Hoe kan n safari drywer tot so naby ry...hy moet mos beter weet.
Title: Re: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 06, 2014, 03:30:17 pm
Verlede naweek se boomslang het nou weer gesorg vir bietjie opwinding vanmiddag.  Ek het Dinsdag donshael vir die .22 gekoop sodat ek nie my dak en geute poerdes merdes skiet nie. Toe die Jack Russell vanmiddag hier by my slaapkamerdeur begin blaf,  kry ek die boom oom wat toe net 'n mossie kuiken ingesluk het.

Ek is jammer om hulle te skiet, maar naby die huis is dit ůf hy ůf die honde ůf ons. Ek wil nie so 'n kans vat nie.

Jammer ou slangetjie :(


(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/06/19a6fe77db84cd0a43fe9a5ab48be792.jpg)


(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/06/940bf64637bd734a9f58437783555182.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on December 06, 2014, 03:51:36 pm
Is dit die braaitang wat jy daar gebruik, Dorsland? My vrou het die nare gewoonte om myne te gebruik vir nag-adders ens

Daai wit kouse lyk al te fraai ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 06, 2014, 04:01:15 pm
Ja die braaitang het nou ook bietjie huismoles veroorsaak en is ek verbied om dit weer vir 'n braai te gebruik  :)   Soms kan 'n slang oppie dak minder moeite as huismoles veroorsaak  ;D


Bly jy hou van my sokkies  :lol8:  Ek kan altyd so maak as jy verkies   ;)   : 


 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 09, 2014, 01:41:06 pm
Jislaaik kerels, die slange loop op die oomblik.  Nou net diť knewel van 'n boomslang in die stoor geskiet waar hy teen die opgerolde waterpype opgeseil het oppad na die mossieneste in die balke.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on December 09, 2014, 01:47:09 pm
Jislaaik Dorsland, as ek jy was het ek al lankal getrek Kaapstad toe lanks die strand. . . . . .o shit, hulle kry tot daar slange in die see op die strand.  ??? Bly maar daar.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Carrots on December 09, 2014, 01:55:24 pm
Nee etter.......noem my maar 'n piscat of iets maar ek laaik nie daai besigheid nie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: SOPWITH on December 09, 2014, 01:57:10 pm
my vrou vertou nie a slang as dit nie aan a lyf vas is nie :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on December 09, 2014, 02:06:17 pm
Ek verstaan dat die slange baie naby aan skade kan wees (pik van mense of diere), maar dis ook n moerse pity dat hulle moet vrek. Hulle sort meer rotte, muise, en ander probeme uit as wat hulle mossie neste beroof.

Ai, as daar maar n ander uitweg was, maar om hulle te prober vang om elders los te laat dan is die kans baie groot hy pik jou.

catch 22...
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 09, 2014, 02:11:50 pm
Ja ou Zog dis vir my nogal erg om 'n ding te dood - behalwe dalk 'n regeringsfilistyn - maar ek kan nie 'n kans vat met die mense en die diere nie.  Diť boomslang het hoeka vir my een man geblaas toe hy sy selfoon van die laaier gaan afhaal het.  Ek het al heelwat pofadders met my bok vangstok gevang en hulle in die veld gaan loslaat maar 'n boomslang en 'n geelslang is vinniger as wat ek is.

Maar jy is doodreg, ek los hulle sover moontlik vir presies daai redes wat jy noem.  
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 09, 2014, 02:12:45 pm
my vrou vertou nie a slang as dit nie aan a lyf vas is nie :imaposer: :imaposer:

hopelik jou lyf  :)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on December 09, 2014, 02:18:27 pm
Respek vir julle Dorsland.  :thumleft: Ek het 'n pel wat in Herbertsdale boer en hy sÍ ook dat die slange is woelig hierdie jaar.  :patch:
Ek het 'n moerse Groenstrook agter my huis en 'n moerse muur om ons te skei. Hoop net nie die donders begin mure klim nie.  ::) ??? ::)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 09, 2014, 02:20:41 pm
Respek vir julle Dorsland.  :thumleft: Ek het 'n pel wat in Herbertsdale boer en hy sÍ ook dat die slange is woelig hierdie jaar.  :patch:
Ek het 'n moerse Groenstrook agter my huis en 'n moerse muur om ons te skei. Hoop net nie die donders begin mure klim nie.  ::) ??? ::)

My 2IB is erg grillerig vir 'n slang en ek het nou die dag sulke slangwerende spuitgoed by die koŲperasie gekoop.  mens spuit dit op die deurdrumpel, vensterbanke, om die hondehokke ens om blykbaar die slange af te weer.  Nog nie 'n slang hier in die huis gehad nie.


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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on December 09, 2014, 02:23:04 pm
Ek het van daai slangwerende doepa getoets by n eksploraie kamp in Zambie. Dit was van nul en geen waarde nie... maar moet net nie vir jou 2IB se nie.  :peepwall:

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: SOPWITH on December 09, 2014, 02:38:55 pm
my vrou vertou nie a slang as dit nie aan a lyf vas is nie :imaposer: :imaposer:

hopelik jou lyf  :)

ekkka ook anders is daar K@K in die land
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Andyman on December 09, 2014, 03:50:56 pm
Often have a snake or three around the camp. Generally leave them alone.
Please do not kill snakes.
Live n let be.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 09, 2014, 04:25:07 pm
How the hell do you catch and hold a cobra!!!  I really wish I could relocate them Andy, not always possible though.  I am painfully aware that everything has its place in the chain of command.  You have big goens boet







Oh yes, and how do you let it go?  ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: westfrogger on December 09, 2014, 04:34:53 pm
All real farmers know how to catch a snake. Alive. 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on December 09, 2014, 04:35:56 pm
All real farmers know how to catch a snake. Alive. 
Now you looking for k@k. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 09, 2014, 04:52:55 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer:  My goal one day when I'm big is to be a real farmer, work for myself and catch snakes.  Alive.  :deal:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on December 09, 2014, 04:55:28 pm
:imaposer: :imaposer:  My goal one day when I'm big is to be a real farmer, work for myself and catch snakes.  Alive.  :deal:
You alive. . . . .or the snake. . . . . . ??? :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: schummie64 on December 17, 2014, 07:40:51 pm
Often have a snake or three around the camp. Generally leave them alone.
Please do not kill snakes.
Live n let be.

I agree with you Andyman.
Any snake is easy to catch. No need at all to just kill them.
Learn a little about them so you know what to do to relocate them.
I have caught many snakes and they have not been aggro at all.
Title: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 17, 2014, 07:48:26 pm
The "it's the snake or me/my dog/my child" mentality really disturbs me. Just plain silly to kill snakes simply because you've spotted them.

We find plenty of venomous snakes in our yard every year and depending on location, we relocate them or just let them be....

We kill thousands of snakes, why the big hooha about the killing of rhinos, lions or elephants?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 17, 2014, 08:11:58 pm
Without getting into a bag swinging contest here, as I am very much on the same side as you guys, I am the last guy to kill anything unnecessarily.  I am the guy who stops to move tortoises out of the road, who builds a special tool to take spiders out of the house, who would catch a porcupine in a vanghok and relocate it rather than shoot it.  But sometimes, much as I understand and value snakes and the role they play in controlling rodents and other pests, I can not take a chance.  My 2IB will vouch for the fact that I have removed a lot (yes plenty) of puffadders into the veld away from the house.  For me they are easier to handle than a Mozambique spitting cobra, a boomslang or a rinkhals.  If you guys were closer, I would call you every time I spotted a snake in my werf, but this is not always practical or possible.  I have shot 4 boomslange in the past 2 weeks (including the one pictured above), all of them within 3 metres of my house.

Elsewhere on this thread or on the forum I have posted pix of a geelslang in my 2IB's clothes cupboard, a rinkhals in our kitchen cupboards and a rinkhals in our living room.  If any snake handler can get here very quickly to remove them unharmed and safely, I would be the first guy to make use of that service.

Below are some pix of one of my horses that was bitten on the chin by a puff adder.  Not much fun dosing her 10 liters of drinking water every 2 hours for 3 weeks.  Not much fun for her either not being able to eat for almost 5 weeks.  I am also sure she didn't much enjoy having her tongue start to decompose in her mouth as a side effect of the venom or that she battled to breath and couldn't see out of her eyes for much of those three weeks.  This is the reality of having snakes in close proximity to your living quarters.

I respect all living things as everything has a place in the circle of life.  I am not a wanton snake or anything else killer  :thumleft:
Title: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 17, 2014, 08:40:40 pm
Dorsland, met alle respek....... Alhoewel ń boomslang se gif baie toksies is, is byte geweldig seldsaam en die wat wel voorkom is in hanteerders en versamelaars.  Die slang is van baie meer waarde op jou erf as wat hy 'n gevaar is.
Dit is nie my intensie om jou aan te vat nie, ek dink almal hier weet teen die tyd dat jy lief is vir die natuur....... maar eerder my punt te stel dat doodmaak van slange werklik onnodig is. Met opleiding kan enige persoon selfs die giftigste slang met lae risiko na "beter weivelde" neem....
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 17, 2014, 09:07:56 pm
Dankie Noneking,  ek sal graag bietjie inligting van die boffins wil kry oor hoe om hulle te hanteer of ten minste met hulle saam te leef (dis nou die slange, nie die boffins nie  :)) Ek besef dat slange eintlik baie waardevol is  :thumleft: :)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 17, 2014, 10:26:53 pm
My oudste meisiekind met ń erdslangetjie wat sy vir dae lank vertroetel het voordat dit weggeraak het in die huis......

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Ons het vir paar weke ń voŽlslang in die bome langs ons stoep gehad. Hy het op ń lekker warm somersdag ts my vrou se voete deurgeseil waar sy op die stoep gesit het. Paar dae later het my jongste sy vel opgetel, ons het hom nie weer daarna gesien nie...

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Jong pofadder, omtrent 20cm in KNP

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 17, 2014, 10:58:22 pm
Pragtige Luislang wat werkers op wildsplaas doodgemaak en geeŽt het.

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Spotted Bushsnake that has taken permanent residency below our stoep.

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Troupant met ń Erdslangetjie in KNP

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Het ongelukkig nie die outjie raakgesien nie en oor hom gery toe ek by motorhuis uitry

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 17, 2014, 11:06:53 pm
Vir die Mosambiekse Spoegkobra was ek bitter vies. Vir maande ń wit boompadda op ons stoep gewoon. Die padda was eendag net weg en kort daarna het ons Skotse terrier begin blaf onder die stoep. Ek het versigtig ń foto geneem van die Mfezi waarna hy na reservaat langs ons huis verskuif is. In die proses het die slang die wit padda "uit gebraak" . Kinders was baie hartseer...

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Luislang in KNP

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on December 18, 2014, 04:56:36 am
Ons het vir paar weke ń voŽlslang in die bome langs ons stoep gehad. Hy het op ń lekker warm somersdag ts my vrou se voete deurgeseil waar sy op die stoep gesit het

....... en net daar beskuie ek myself en daai slangetjie  :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on December 18, 2014, 07:07:45 am
Dankie Noneking,  ek sal graag bietjie inligting van die boffins wil kry oor hoe om hulle te hanteer of ten minste met hulle saam te leef (dis nou die slange, nie die boffins nie  :)) Ek besef dat slange eintlik baie waardevol is  :thumleft: :)

Hi Dorsland

Kan ek voorstel da jy na sareptiles.co.za toe gaan. Hou dit site dop want daar word baie kursus gehou deur slangvangers (party verniet ook) dan kan jy leer hoe om slange te hanteer.

dalk is dit n opsie?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 18, 2014, 07:14:40 am
Dankie Silvrav, ek gaan bietjie daar loer en sien of ek my lyf slangvanger kan hou  :thumleft:  ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on December 18, 2014, 07:51:02 am
Dankie Silvrav, ek gaan bietjie daar loer en sien of ek my lyf slangvanger kan hou  :thumleft:  ;D

Dorsland, wees maar kwaai versigtig.  As jy nie weet wat jy doen nie, los maar eerder voordat jy in die proses meer skade as goed doen.   Ons weet jy sal nie voor die voet net doodmaak oor die lekker kry daarvan nie, jy doen dit uit nood.  Ek is glad nie 'n slang kenner of vanger nie, maar het op my eie manier al baie slange gered van 'n gewisse dood, maar terselde tyd baie benoude oomblikke gehad wat net sowel anders kon uitdraai.   :eek7:    Slangvang is nie vir sussies nie.   :biggrin:     
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on December 18, 2014, 07:54:34 am
Dorsland, Johan Marais is een van die voorste kenners van slange in SA, meeste van die slang-boeke wat in SA geskryf word kom uit sy pen. Hy bied klasse aan om slange te identifiseer, en te hanteer (vang en vrylaat elders) http://www.johanmarais.co.za/ (http://www.johanmarais.co.za/)

n Ander ou is Mike Perry http://www.africanreptiles-venom.co.za/ (http://www.africanreptiles-venom.co.za/)
hy bied ook die kususse aan, en hy is een van die voorste manne wat slang-gif aan die labratoriums verskaf om teengif te maak.

Beide manne is regtige gawe ouens, en bied landwyd die kursusse aan, maak kontak en kyk wanneer een van hulle weer in jou area die ding sal doen.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: edgy on December 21, 2014, 07:57:36 am
Found this little beauty in our yard in Kasouga, it moved really quickly which I think confirmed that it's a young Boomslang? It was about 40cm long
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 21, 2014, 09:32:29 am
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on December 21, 2014, 09:36:21 am
Nice one Edgy, makes me feel bad about those I shot  :-[


PS: your emoticon below your avatar gives me a good chuckle every time I see it
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 21, 2014, 10:09:10 am
Nice one Edgy, makes me feel bad about those I shot  :-[


PS: your emoticon below your avatar gives me a good chuckle every time I see it

Toemaar Dorsland, ek het nou nog nagmerries oor die Mfezi wat ek jare terug geskiet het omdat ek bang was hy spoeg my Skottie........
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on December 21, 2014, 10:18:59 am
Found this little beauty in our yard in Kasouga, it moved really quickly which I think confirmed that it's a young Boomslang? It was about 40cm long

Pics not very clear, but certainly looks like a Boomslang. Could also be a spotted bush snake, which is harmless.

My laaitie presently at Kasouga with his mom (my ex).  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: elandsrider on December 21, 2014, 10:42:07 am
http://www.heftig.co/die-toedlichsten-tiere/ (http://www.heftig.co/die-toedlichsten-tiere/)

If i was to kill for pleasure it wouldnt be snakes, attached might susprise some people  :patch:
And the hippo is missing which baffles
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on December 22, 2014, 06:56:48 am
Nice one Edgy, makes me feel bad about those I shot  :-[


PS: your emoticon below your avatar gives me a good chuckle every time I see it

Dorsland, dalk tyd vir n road trip op JHB toe. Volgende snake handling kursus is January.

Details:

This course covers the following topics:

General Husbandry, caging, heating, breeding, force feeding, safe handling techniques ........
Health care, including tubing, medicating etc ...
Breeding, probing, pop sexing, incubation and some personal breeding tips!

Immediately after this will be the snake handling course. This course has been attended by zoo staff, field guides, game rangers, herpetologist and hobbyist. All of them rate this course, as one of their most valuable skills learnt to date. This course is aimed at people that come into contact with snakes and other reptiles in the field or for people wanting to learn more on how to handle snakes and reptiles in a responsible and safe manner. The course is both theory and practical and each candidate will have the opportunity to handle a non-venomous and venomous snakes.

You will be shown the various methods of handling venomous snakes as well as practical demonstrations. Safe husbandry practices when venomous snakes are concerned is also discussed and explained as well as various equipment is demonstrated.

The safe handling of venomous snakes in captivity is also included. You will learn the do's and doníts, as well as the golden rules. All candidates must sign indemnification forms and minors need their parents / guardians permission and signature.

This course is run under strict supervision, and two snake wranglers are present at all times during practical assessment.

This is a must for all serious herpetologists!

Successful candidates will receive certificates.

Coffee, tea and a light lunch are included.

Date: 7 February 2015
Venue: Croc City, Fourways
Costs : R800 per person
Time: 9am - 4pm

Bookings are essential. Please e-mail bookings@reptileexpo.co.za to book.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 27, 2014, 09:36:26 pm
Bruin huisslang wat Gecko op ons stoep kom vang het vanaand.

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 2wdrift on December 28, 2014, 02:25:20 pm
The latest figures I heard was that 90% of all snake bites occur when the (I use the term extremely loosely) "victim" tried to kill the snake.
Dont be a dumbass, leave them alone and you should be fine. I write this after having been bitten by many snakes (harmless mostly), always while moving them away from danger. And once by a juvenile puff adder in malawi while saving it from idiotic mindless locals.

I have had a cobra move in between my legs while sitting still and it just kept on moving. I didnt bother it and it didnt bother me. I have stepped centimeters away from a puffy and it didnt strike or anything.

I agree that in the house it isnt safe but then phone someone to come and fetch it.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 28, 2014, 02:48:36 pm
Saw this one between Malelane Gate and Croc Bridge in KNP  this week. Not sure what it is though.....

Any ideas??


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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 2wdrift on December 28, 2014, 03:28:34 pm
Saw this one between Malelane Gate and Croc Bridge in KNP  this week. Not sure what it is though.....

Any ideas??


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I cant see the shape of the head but the colour lets me think it could be a black mamba.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on December 28, 2014, 03:46:04 pm
 :sip: Yep, a Black Mamba for sure, grey, slender, alert and very nervous, nice size too.  :3some: 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on December 28, 2014, 03:56:36 pm
Nog a snap

 :sip: Die kans is baie goed dat dit 'n boomslang is, hul kleur varieer van swart na olyf groen en selfs baksteen rooi (wyfies) Ek ly maar af van die lyf vorm en klein kop, mens het egter nodig om na die oog ook te kyk vir positiewe ID.
Die mannetjies het altyd 'n geel pens. Die wyfies is dieselde kleur op die pens as die rug.  :3some:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on December 28, 2014, 04:03:28 pm
Bruin huisslang wat Gecko op ons stoep kom vang het vanaand.

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 :sip: Lyk na 'n mooi groote ook, kan 'n wyfie wees as jy kyk na die verdunning na die "anal" gedeelts en die relatiewe kort stert. Hulle is redelik volop on die kaap, Durbanville en Melkbos bv.
Title: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on December 28, 2014, 04:26:00 pm
:sip: Yep, a Black Mamba for sure, grey, slender, alert and very nervous, nice size too.  :3some:

Wasn't a mamba, pointed head like boomslang but eyes weren't that big, which made me wonder.....
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on December 28, 2014, 06:43:53 pm
 :sip: I could not really see the head shape clearly, but actually trying to ID a snake from photos are at best guessing. A boomslang are very slow moving on open ground until it hits a tree or bush. things you can only observe in real life.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on December 28, 2014, 11:35:53 pm
Check out the new show on National geographic....Snakes in the City.

The black mamba is one bedonderde snake
Title: Snake Photos
Post by: NeilF on March 31, 2015, 09:35:30 am
Pofadder oppad huis toe gister  :o Ongelukkig doodgegooi met klippe

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 0012 on March 31, 2015, 12:42:28 pm
Pofadder oppad huis toe gister  :o Ongelukkig doodgegooi met klippe


 :crybaby2:

Nasty daai poffie!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: mtr89 on March 31, 2015, 04:40:39 pm
Pity it was killed,instead of just moved out the way.
What a beautiful animal.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: YamaV on March 31, 2015, 05:43:30 pm
Hierdie lui pofadder gekry op 'n grondpad tussen Stilbaai en Jongensfontein. Hy't doodstil in die pad gele en eers begin beweeg toe ek hom met 'n stok (langste stok wat ek kon kry was so 40cm!!!!!) begin druk van agter af. Want ek figure toe 'n pofadder kan mos nie agter-oor sy skouer pik nie.

Die ou het stadig maar seker spoed opgetel en eers kwaai begin blaas toe hy van die pad af was  :)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on March 31, 2015, 06:45:58 pm
Dis 'n lekker dik knaap daai.  86% van alle slangbyte is deur pofadders en dis een van die vinnigs pikkende slange in die wÍreld:  .25/s

Bietjie interessante inligting:

"One of the most interesting facts about the puff adder is its apparent ability to produce live young. All reptiles produce eggs and whilst the puff adder does 'give birth' to living snakes, the process is deceptive. The eggs are in fact produced, but these eggs are carried within the mother during incubation and the young snakes hatch from the eggs before they emerge from her. This is known as ovi-vipipary and is fairly unusual within the animal kingdom. It is a wonderful means of avoiding predation of the eggs as many reptile eggs are sought out and eaten before the embryos ever have a chance to develop and hatch. This probably goes a long way in explaining the puff adder's large distribution and success as a species. The young puff adders, as with all snakes, are capable of delivering venom from a bite right from birth and should not be taken lightly. In fact, one has to be more careful with young snakes as they are more likely to feel threatened and also have less control over the amount of venom released, leading to massive doses being injected!"
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on March 31, 2015, 07:20:09 pm
 :sip: Goeie info daai Dorsland, nog iets interesant; Die Skaapsteker "dra" die eiers tot so 5 dae voor die kleintjies sou uitkom dan le sy die eiers in 'n veilige plek.
Ek het al wyfies gekry wat lekker vet was van die eiers.  :3some:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on March 31, 2015, 07:32:59 pm
Dis 'n lekker dik knaap daai.  86% van alle slangbyte is deur pofadders

Meeste byte op bokant bene, dws meestal mense wat hulle probeer hanteer/vang
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorsland on March 31, 2015, 07:39:47 pm
Dis interessant, so nie van op hulle trap nie?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on March 31, 2015, 07:51:25 pm
Dis interessant, so nie van op hulle trap nie?

Klink nie so nie. Was onlangs by Perry's  Bridge slangpark in Hazyview. Statistieke soos deur die eienaar. Hy het nogal klem gelÍ op die een.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on March 31, 2015, 07:53:49 pm
As jy aan n pofadder wil krap met n stok, doen dit van voor, want met daai vet lyf gaan hy nie voorentoe kan spring, tensy hy terug getrek is en gecoil, reg vir strike,  maar hy kan agter toe pik as hy uitgestrek is
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: jpcussen on April 01, 2015, 10:07:58 am
Hierdie lui pofadder gekry op 'n grondpad tussen Stilbaai en Jongensfontein. Hy't doodstil in die pad gele en eers begin beweeg toe ek hom met 'n stok (langste stok wat ek kon kry was so 40cm!!!!!) begin druk van agter af. Want ek figure toe 'n pofadder kan mos nie agter-oor sy skouer pik nie.

Die ou het stadig maar seker spoed opgetel en eers kwaai begin blaas toe hy van die pad af was  :)


Beautiful Puffy
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Black_Hawk on April 01, 2015, 12:27:22 pm
Baie interesante feite. Is altyd mooi om 'n slang in die natuur te sien... ek pla nie vir hulle nie en hulle pla nie vir my nie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: JMOL on April 03, 2015, 09:23:02 am
Ek weet nou nie hoe waar dit is nie, maar ek hoor nou die dag op die radio dat 'n jong, giftige slang, baie meer giftig is as 'n volwasse slang.

Die rede is omdat die jong slang nog nie weet hoe om sy gif te beheer nie en derhalwe meer "spuit" as nodig.

'n Volwasse slang daarteenoor "beheer" sy gif baie beter.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Sidpitt on April 03, 2015, 09:39:06 am
So lyk ons Poffies innie Vrystaat.
Op my pel Chris se plaas naby Koppies
Die ene bly seker al lankal by die ganse en is al lekker duk gevreet.
Hy moes hom maar skiet.
(Die slang manne, nie die ou wat die slang vashou nie!)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Sidpitt on April 03, 2015, 09:39:42 am
So lyk ons Poffies innie Vrystaat.
Op my pel Chris se plaas naby Koppies
Die ene bly seker al lankal by die ganse en is al lekker duk gevreet.
Hy moes hom maar skiet.
(Die slang manne, nie die ou wat die slang vashou nie!)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: DirtRebell on April 03, 2015, 09:43:47 am
Bluxum!
Daardie poffie lyk omtrent 1.5m lank?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dorsland on April 03, 2015, 10:12:58 am
Hel dis 'n grote daai.  :eek7:  Jammer eintlik om hom te geskiet het  :'(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on April 03, 2015, 01:03:16 pm
Nee magtig! Is dit nie dalk eerder n luislang met poffadder trekke?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on August 31, 2015, 08:19:25 pm
Posted on Facebook by our local snake guru here in PE......Mark Marshall doing his stuff!
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Post by: George77 on September 09, 2015, 10:11:59 pm
Dit is die Cape Robin of Gewone Jan Frederik. Hulle HAAT boomslange!!! Hulle jaag hulle uit die boom uit en val dan die slang aanhoudend aan.  

Is al hoe ons weet wanneer hier slange om die huis is.

Ek het so Robin in my tuin wat gedurig rondom my is, amper asof hy mak is. Kom wys altyd st wurmpies wat hy vang vir my. MAAR, as hy n slang verdrywer is, beteken dit dat daar n slang in my erf kan wees? Fcuk, dan trek ek more....
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Post by: Giepie on September 23, 2015, 06:14:21 pm
'n Pofadder in Botswana afgeneem.
(http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/Giepie14/Pofadder_zpsbzs3i66i.jpg)

Ons troetelslang in die huis.  'n Albino King snake.  Intussen het hy al heelwat groter geword.  Eet nou elke drie weke drie "hopper" muise.
(http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/Giepie14/Albus%20klein_zpsgw42e2de.jpg)

Ons speel nie met hom nie, behalwe deur die venster.  ;D  Hulle is nogal agressief.  Nie giftig nie maar kan steeds 'n lelike byt gee.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on September 23, 2015, 08:05:27 pm
Dis darem maar 'n klas foto van daai posadder.   :thumleft:
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Post by: 2wdrift on September 26, 2015, 09:52:39 pm
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Post by: RrP on October 17, 2015, 11:51:49 am
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Post by: RrP on October 17, 2015, 11:54:04 am
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Post by: 2wdrift on October 17, 2015, 12:55:26 pm
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Thats a beautiful boomslang. 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crab on October 22, 2015, 10:21:12 am
A young Boomslang female that has taken residence in a Yuka tree. I have seen it everyday for the last two weeks. I always thought they were very shy but this one does not seem to be bothered by me.
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Post by: Vis Arend on October 22, 2015, 10:33:45 am
A young Boomslang female that has taken residence in a Yuka tree. I have seen it everyday for the last two weeks. I always thought they were very shy but this one does not seem to be bothered by me.

 :thumleft:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Jjjbay on October 23, 2015, 05:29:38 pm
Wil net graag my twee deel met julle...
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Post by: Crab on October 23, 2015, 05:36:54 pm
Clearly you are so bang of that snake you couldnt hold still to focus the camera!
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Post by: Jjjbay on October 23, 2015, 05:54:46 pm
Haha ja dis n crap pic
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Post by: Crab on October 23, 2015, 06:59:49 pm
Pretty girl!
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Post by: Mr Zog on October 23, 2015, 08:11:30 pm
Pretty girl!

much prettier, and cuddlier, than the snake  :peepwall:  ;D
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Post by: Beltzer on October 23, 2015, 09:44:46 pm
So my neighbor called me the other day and asked me to come help with a snake in his bathroom. Very feisty, the little bugger bit me twice as I caught him, but he is still very small so no harm done.  He has eaten three mice already, but i need to release him. I cant just release him in the garden, people will kill him. Any suggestions so he has the best change to survive.

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Post by: Giepie on October 23, 2015, 10:33:12 pm
Beautiful snake that!

Phone the zoo, or just release it in the veld a distance away from houses. Wish I could keep it, but it's illegal to keep indigenous snakes.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on October 26, 2015, 07:29:52 am
What is it?
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Post by: dookie on October 26, 2015, 07:34:20 am
Looks like a Brown House Snake.
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Post by: LeonDude on October 26, 2015, 08:41:25 am
SUB
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Post by: Gulp on October 27, 2015, 07:00:42 am
Saved this little bugger from the swimming pool out Louis Trichardt way near the R523.
Being small [20cm ] i did not want to hurt it. but he manged to get a fang in me.
Pic's taken with cell phn, and sent to my brother [big time snake specialist ] for identification.
Me took a slow walk back to the house, ice'ed and elevated bite and waited for results.....

So What is the snake?
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Post by: Stofdonkie on October 27, 2015, 07:39:13 am
Shield Nose Snake.

Jy gaan weet van die byt. Kom maar by 'n dokter uit.
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Post by: Gulp on October 27, 2015, 08:15:32 am
Shield Nose Snake.

Jy gaan weet van die byt. Kom maar by 'n dokter uit.

Jip! there is some name before that! Happened about  3years ago, lucky did'nt need doctor. Slight dizzeyness and warm feeling around puncture.
Oh i also washed the area well will waiting for my boet to answer, which was also the "right thing to do" apparentily.
Conclusion: a possible dry bite!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dirty Boy on October 27, 2015, 10:26:56 am
Saved this little bugger from the swimming pool out Louis Trichardt way near the R523.
Being small [20cm ] i did not want to hurt it. but he manged to get a fang in me.
Pic's taken with cell phn, and sent to my brother [big time snake specialist ] for identification.
Me took a slow walk back to the house, ice'ed and elevated bite and waited for results.....

So What is the snake?


I have a long pole with a pool net fitted to the end. Don't you have anything like that ?   ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 2wdrift on October 27, 2015, 10:32:18 am
We live on a farm near roodeplaat dam. If you want to release the brown house snake here you are more than welcome. I could come pick it up depending where you are based.
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Post by: Piet on October 27, 2015, 12:20:18 pm
I found this little blind snake on the farm while hiking... :)

Toe sit ek lekker soos 'n arabier!
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Post by: 2wdrift on October 27, 2015, 01:29:37 pm
I found this little blind snake on the farm while hiking... :)

Toe sit ek lekker soos 'n arabier!

Cool find. I dont know your background so I will say that not all burrowing snakes are harmless. Just be careful not to handle a stiletto snake, they can not be handled safely and could cause some damage. My old man made the mistake once, he said it was not fun and the pain was severe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atractaspidinae

I have seen them a few times and always either just left them or if I had to move it I used a bucket and a broom to gently sweep it into it.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on October 28, 2015, 07:35:46 pm
Beautiful puffy on Rooiberg Pass
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Post by: ludwigdohne on October 29, 2015, 08:40:38 am
Dis een manier om n slang te vang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAlYORil5Os (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAlYORil5Os)
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Post by: King Louis on October 29, 2015, 11:35:35 am
Dis een manier om n slang te vang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAlYORil5Os (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAlYORil5Os)

wow, either the guys travelled to South America or the snake travelled to Africa. Anacondas migrate? That's a new one! :pot:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LeonDude on February 15, 2016, 07:25:22 am
Green water snake, Philothamnus natalensis
Non venomous, this one was almost a meter long, so probably an adult. They eat mostly frogs.
He was quite docile and allowed us to take a lot of photos without becoming agitated. Photo was taken this weekend at Wathaba hiking trails, close to Machadadorp
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Post by: Mr Zog on February 15, 2016, 08:30:24 am
Very pretty little snake Leon  :thumleft:


Unfortunately often mis-identified as a boomslang and killed.  :'(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: JonW on February 15, 2016, 10:23:54 am
My garden engineer brought me this snake which he said he had killed under out avocado tree.

Not sure what it is, it's about 1.5m long.

Was busy taking a close up of its face with my little mik en druk and suddenly its mouth opened.

I did almost shit my jean pant.  :biggrin:

Any ideas what it is?

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Post by: EssBee on February 15, 2016, 10:30:55 am
Ping The Badger.... ???
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Post by: Nodrog 74 on February 15, 2016, 10:40:37 am

lesser spotted dead snake
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Post by: frankmac on February 15, 2016, 10:47:12 am
May be Natal Black snake or Natal purple glossed snake
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Post by: Herklaas on February 15, 2016, 10:57:46 am
:laughing4: :spitcoffee: :imaposer:

Ek bekak my....ek sweer!

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Post by: Herklaas on February 15, 2016, 10:58:44 am
:laughing4: :spitcoffee: :imaposer:

Ek bekak my....ek sweer!



 :sip: Agh, jirrikie tog!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on February 15, 2016, 11:13:21 am
Looks like a Mole Snake
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Post by: Gulp on February 15, 2016, 11:25:57 am
Mole Snake.
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Post by: Mr Zog on February 15, 2016, 11:29:05 am
Looks like the purple glossed snake, however they are not really known to get as long as John described. (maybe a bit less than 1.5m John?) The glossed snake is also a burrower, and not often seen. Venom not thought to be harmful to man.
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Post by: Gulp on February 15, 2016, 11:31:54 am
Looks like the purple glossed snake, however they are not really known to get as long as John described. (maybe a bit less than 1.5m John?) The glossed snake is also a burrower, and not often seen. Venom not thought to be harmful to man.

"Venom not thought to be harmful to man" .... ;D ..so next up we have the 'purple glossed snake' any take on a bit? not sure about the venom, be the first!.. :pot:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: JonW on February 15, 2016, 11:53:50 am
Thanks all
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Post by: Mikie on February 15, 2016, 01:38:46 pm
So which is it??

Purple glossed or Mole?? They both look so alike
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Post by: JonW on February 15, 2016, 03:05:56 pm
Not 100% sure, but from looking at pictures on the web, looks like a black mole snake.
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Post by: frankmac on February 15, 2016, 06:49:14 pm
Maybe send it off to Johan Marais at jmsnakes@gmail.com. He is definitely the most knowledgeable person in SA

His website http://www.johanmarais.co.za/ (http://www.johanmarais.co.za/)

As per Zog, the length indicates something other than purple glossed and Mikie probably correct with mole snake
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Post by: Bundu on February 15, 2016, 07:04:04 pm
I just asked some guys that seem to know their shit and they say most probably a black mole snake and if not, then perhaps a natal black snake, but not a purple glossed
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Post by: Bundu on February 15, 2016, 07:13:32 pm
hahhaha I'm showing them some of the other pics and that it's from natal and the okes are now reassessing.......
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Post by: Bundu on February 15, 2016, 07:24:38 pm
Macrelaps microlepidotus (Natal black snake)


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Post by: Bundu on February 15, 2016, 07:34:12 pm
quote from the one guy who will investigate further
"Honestly for me the most difficult of species to distinguish between is the Purple glossed, Natal Black and southern stiletto. Usually the location is the limiting factor but in this case it works for all 3."
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Post by: Delport on February 15, 2016, 08:02:36 pm
Jissie scary looking snake? Are they venomous? Almost has a cobra-like look to it
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Post by: silvrav on February 16, 2016, 06:28:46 am
quote from the one guy who will investigate further
"Honestly for me the most difficult of species to distinguish between is the Purple glossed, Natal Black and southern stiletto. Usually the location is the limiting factor but in this case it works for all 3."

Also leaning towards natal black.

Head size,nostril size eliminates the southern stiletto for me
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on February 16, 2016, 07:42:47 am
Johan Marais has confirmed it as a Natal Black snake, Jon.

Although not an aggressive snake, it's venom is apparently quite potent
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Post by: JonW on February 16, 2016, 08:25:40 am
Thanks everyone for the input, seems like it is a Natal black snake.

I don't really like my gardener killing snakes he finds in the garden, but this was quite a big one and he is terrified of them.

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Post by: Parkinoff on February 16, 2016, 09:17:49 am
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Post by: Parkinoff on February 16, 2016, 09:18:40 am
Deleted some more personal stuff
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Post by: Parkinoff on February 16, 2016, 09:19:41 am
Mole
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Post by: Parkinoff on February 16, 2016, 09:20:24 am
Mole
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Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 16, 2016, 09:31:52 am
2 Foties of our Storm. She's a Yellow rat snake and very very docile. Only thing that stresses her are dogs nearby.

Other 2 pics of a mole snake I caught in my garage, also very docile and did not try to strike at all. Some healed damage visible just behind its head. We often get Puffies lazing on the gravel roads here and I don't like to walk without a torch at night.

Ag nee wat, Parkinoff, ek beskuit myself!  BygesÍ, ek verpes dit as mense slange voor die voet doodmaak, maar ek is nie so braaf soos julle nie.

Ons meisiekind en haar pa het so ruk lank twee waterslange in die huis gehad, maar na 'n paar maande kon ek hulle oortuig dat die goetjies in die veld hoort. 
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Post by: Parkinoff on February 16, 2016, 09:38:54 am
Ek hou van diere maar oor ek soms uitstedig is vir n week of wat kan ek nie iets anders aanhou as n slang nie. Storm sal nie in die wild oorleef nie want sy is bang vir n lewendige muis en eet net dooie muise en so versigtig ook. Soos vroer in hierdie post genoem, mens moet die slange uitlos dan los hulle jou uit. Eks nie lief vir n spinnef@kkenkop nie, hulle gee my nagmerries.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Quicker on February 21, 2016, 09:37:49 pm
So who can tell me why the puffies are always straight?unlike other snakes?


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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on February 22, 2016, 09:22:29 am
So who can tell me why the puffies are always straight?unlike other snakes?


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Puffies are not always straight. They lie curled up. But that's when we almost never see them because they are so well camouflaged.

When we do usually see them is when they are on the move, crossing roads and suchlike. Puffies have a different type of "motion" to most other snakes. They sort of crimp and stretch their bodies, using the belly scales to move forward. Othe snakes bend their bodies and use the angles to move forward.

That's why puffies "appear" to be straighter than other snakes.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ERJ on February 22, 2016, 10:28:13 am
So on Friday night, at about 21:00, on my parents farm in the Freestate the 1 year old little Jack Russell, Roxy (note that Jack Russell on a farm should only be named once they are older than a year) went looking for adventure and found a Puffadder (NOTE) curled up in a small circle. Took one hit in the face and another on the chest.
Was touch and go for the night, but she survived! Lucky it was a big snake, arguing that they are more experienced/ able to regulate the amount of venom in a bite, “n droe pik”.
Unfortunately my dad was very cross at the snake and, I assume, respectfully challenged him to a duel,  snake lost.

Will have to wait and see if little Roxy carries any long term effects.

The previous year we lost one of our RidgeBacks to a Cobra. Never even knew she was bitten.
We probably lose one or two livestock during the year because of snakes, but this I mostly the cattle that stumbles across a puffadder. Always bitten on the face – the puffadder is too fat to move away and the cattle are stubbornly curious.

Funny thing is, the horses also get bitten (in the face) but their natural immune system is so strong they just cough once or twice (face swells to double the size), then move on to the next potentially killing interest.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Rufus115 on February 22, 2016, 10:39:20 am
Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.
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Post by: Dirty Boy on February 22, 2016, 10:50:04 am
So who can tell me why the puffies are always straight?unlike other snakes?


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Not all are straight  ;)

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Battlestar on February 22, 2016, 10:56:00 am
Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.
100% a brown water snake
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on February 22, 2016, 11:01:14 am
So who can tell me why the puffies are always straight?unlike other snakes?


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Not all are straight  ;)



Nope, but doesn't look too gay either after that belabouring, DB. More like an oversized fencing staple
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Post by: Quicker on February 22, 2016, 08:08:55 pm
Bwahahahaha!!
Skerp kerelsÖ


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Post by: Redline1 on February 22, 2016, 08:41:00 pm
 :sip:
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Post by: silvrav on February 22, 2016, 09:20:35 pm
So on Friday night, at about 21:00, on my parents farm in the Freestate the 1 year old little Jack Russell, Roxy (note that Jack Russell on a farm should only be named once they are older than a year) went looking for adventure and found a Puffadder (NOTE) curled up in a small circle. Took one hit in the face and another on the chest.
Was touch and go for the night, but she survived! Lucky it was a big snake, arguing that they are more experienced/ able to regulate the amount of venom in a bite, ďn droe pikĒ.
Unfortunately my dad was very cross at the snake and, I assume, respectfully challenged him to a duel,  snake lost.

Will have to wait and see if little Roxy carries any long term effects.

The previous year we lost one of our RidgeBacks to a Cobra. Never even knew she was bitten.
We probably lose one or two livestock during the year because of snakes, but this I mostly the cattle that stumbles across a puffadder. Always bitten on the face Ė the puffadder is too fat to move away and the cattle are stubbornly curious.

Funny thing is, the horses also get bitten (in the face) but their natural immune system is so strong they just cough once or twice (face swells to double the size), then move on to the next potentially killing interest.


Lucky jackie and glaf he is ok.

Yes one way of making snake anti venom is to inject it into horses and collect the plasma created by the antibodies to usr as an anti venom
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Post by: Parkinoff on February 22, 2016, 11:46:55 pm
Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.
100% a brown water snake

Thanks Rufus and Battlestar. I tried to google to check if its not perhaps a Cape Cobra. It was indeed very docile and calm. How do you spot the difference between the mole and the brown water snake?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 23, 2016, 01:01:47 am
2 Foties of our Storm. She's a Yellow rat snake and very very docile. Only thing that stresses her are dogs nearby.

Other 2 pics of a mole snake I caught in my garage, also very docile and did not try to strike at all. Some healed damage visible just behind its head. We often get Puffies lazing on the gravel roads here and I don't like to walk without a torch at night.

Ag nee wat, Parkinoff, ek beskuit myself!  BygesÍ, ek verpes dit as mense slange voor die voet doodmaak, maar ek is nie so braaf soos julle nie.

Ons meisiekind en haar pa het so ruk lank twee waterslange in die huis gehad, maar na 'n paar maande kon ek hulle oortuig dat die goetjies in die veld hoort. 

Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.

Een was hoeka 'n bruinwaterslang, maar dank Vader, BAIE kleiner. 
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Post by: Franky3 on February 23, 2016, 01:48:26 am
Dis n lekker thread die. Ek het nog altyd van slange gehou maar hier in die stedelike gebiede sien mens maar min van hulle. Selfs as ek bikie gan explore  sien ek nie sommer slange nie.

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Rufus115 on February 23, 2016, 12:21:44 pm
Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.
100% a brown water snake

Thanks Rufus and Battlestar. I tried to google to check if its not perhaps a Cape Cobra. It was indeed very docile and calm. How do you spot the difference between the mole and the brown water snake?

Its been a really long time since I kept snakes...as in very very looong but from memory, you need to have a book on the common snakes, one with good pics. Then, certain characteristics are counted together (not alone) such as head shape - mole snake has a pointy snout and the water snake more flatter and eyes bulge out more. They are both constrictors but again, from memory the transition from head to body is more pronounced in the water snake than the mole snake. Young mole snakes are not uniform in colour, they look very different to adults with their patterns. Young water snakes look like mini versions of their parents.
Mole snakes have a reputation for being aggro little bastids, water snakes are chillaxed like some forum members.

Treat all with caution and respect, and the world will be a better place.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Parkinoff on February 25, 2016, 10:43:43 am
Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.
100% a brown water snake

Thanks Rufus and Battlestar. I tried to google to check if its not perhaps a Cape Cobra. It was indeed very docile and calm. How do you spot the difference between the mole and the brown water snake?

Its been a really long time since I kept snakes...as in very very looong but from memory, you need to have a book on the common snakes, one with good pics. Then, certain characteristics are counted together (not alone) such as head shape - mole snake has a pointy snout and the water snake more flatter and eyes bulge out more. They are both constrictors but again, from memory the transition from head to body is more pronounced in the water snake than the mole snake. Young mole snakes are not uniform in colour, they look very different to adults with their patterns. Young water snakes look like mini versions of their parents.
Mole snakes have a reputation for being aggro little bastids, water snakes are chillaxed like some forum members.

Treat all with caution and respect, and the world will be a better place.


Tx. I agree, leave them alone and they should leave you, although a little girl died from a Cape Cobra bite recently, the snake was on the bed!! Bit the child on her hand.........
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Amsterdam on February 25, 2016, 11:08:58 am
Some photos I picked up from my time onshore and offshore in Cabinda (not taken by me).  There were quite a few snakes around the camp.  Company had a good policy of relocating them to a safe area in the camp and releasing them. 

When you are on a well jacket it often took hours to get a boat to pick you up again to go back to the beach.  One day some guys were dropped off at an unmanned location and when they moved around they saw a big python on the deck.  They reported it to Operations and the mere mention of the word "snake" had a helicopter on their location in minutes.  But these guys were British ex Royal Marines so they completed the job before leaving the location. 



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Post by: Rufus115 on February 25, 2016, 09:27:28 pm
Cool pics!

That Gaboon Viper is eating a cat..OMF!!!
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Post by: Vis Arend on February 26, 2016, 07:16:15 am
Cool pics!

That Gaboon Viper is eating a cat..OMF!!!

 :eek7:  And his tjommies are just looking on.   :patch:   
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on February 26, 2016, 07:44:39 am
Cool pics!

That Gaboon Viper is eating a cat..OMF!!!

 :eek7:  And his tjommies are just looking on.   :patch:  

Bad luck there, Fred. The queen (I'm not going to use that word) is all mine now. hehe
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Amsterdam on February 26, 2016, 01:01:59 pm
In the camp the word cat food had a whole different meaning from the snakes perspective.
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Post by: Ri on February 26, 2016, 03:02:31 pm
Dis n lekker thread die. Ek het nog altyd van slange gehou maar hier in die stedelike gebiede sien mens maar min van hulle. Selfs as ek bikie gan explore  sien ek nie sommer slange nie.

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Ek het al 2 slange op die ou Polkadraaipad gekry.

Cape Reptile Institute (CRI) bied 'n nice 2-dag slanghanteringskursus aan by die Driftsands Environmental Centre naby Kuilsrivier - groot pret  :biggrin:    (Laas jaar se advertensie: http://www.health24.com/News/Events/Become-a-snake-wrangler-20140724 (http://www.health24.com/News/Events/Become-a-snake-wrangler-20140724))
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Post by: Franky3 on February 26, 2016, 03:40:39 pm
Ri, baie dankie. Ek sal bikie uitvind oor dit. Dit is defnetief iets wat ek sal wil doen. Knowledge is power.

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 2wdrift on March 01, 2016, 10:48:43 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160301/37e6700d62c456b90aea0d46cbd0bb14.jpg)

Caught this little guy on saturday. He bit me about 100 times before realising he can calm down.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Ama ride ride on March 01, 2016, 11:02:53 am
Hierdie molslang in die kgalagadi se stert is afgebyt deur 2 secretaris voels. Arme ou kon nie vinnig genoeg wegkom nie.

Jammer vir die onduidelike fotos. Swambo was te bang om in te zoom... :laughing4:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1993.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1993.jpg.html)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1999.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1999.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Beemer Mike on March 01, 2016, 11:40:08 am
Hierdie molslang in die kgalagadi se stert is afgebyt deur 2 secretaris voels. Arme ou kon nie vinnig genoeg wegkom nie.

Jammer vir die onduidelike fotos. Swambo was te bang om in te zoom... :laughing4:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1993.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1993.jpg.html)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1999.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1999.jpg.html)


Are you sure that it is a Mole snake. Could have been a Stiletto snake which is very venemous.
Title: Re: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 2wdrift on March 01, 2016, 12:11:36 pm
Hierdie molslang in die kgalagadi se stert is afgebyt deur 2 secretaris voels. Arme ou kon nie vinnig genoeg wegkom nie.

Jammer vir die onduidelike fotos. Swambo was te bang om in te zoom... :laughing4:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1993.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1993.jpg.html)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1999.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1999.jpg.html)


Are you sure that it is a Mole snake. Could have been a Stiletto snake which is very venemous.
I didnt know stiletto snakes can get that big?

As far as I know that cant be one because of the size, but I am not sure anymore. Will google

According to google the stiletto snake can grow up to 70cm long. The snake in that pic looks to me a bit longer than a meter. But I never realised how big the stiletto snake can get.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: heinzz on March 01, 2016, 12:38:05 pm
Nee fok, ek los die goete uit. Gaan hom nie vra watse slang hy issi. :dousing:

Ek is nie bang vir baie nie maar vir slange kakbang.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on March 01, 2016, 12:42:22 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160301/37e6700d62c456b90aea0d46cbd0bb14.jpg)

Caught this little guy on saturday. He bit me about 100 times before realising he can calm down.


Spotted bush snake?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 2wdrift on March 01, 2016, 12:59:10 pm
Well Zog I hope so...

I know this little guy, he lives around my house so I knew what he was. My dogs discovered him and I saved him from them. Otherwise I leave them unless they pose a danger. Then I catch them release them elsewhere on the farm.

I caught a mozambique spitting cobra the other day that has been living in my house for a good few months but I could never catch him. He didnt even try and squirt the venom.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Ama ride ride on March 01, 2016, 01:44:34 pm

Are you sure that it is a Mole snake. Could have been a Stiletto snake which is very venemous.


Mike i was positive its a mole till you mentioned Stilleto and now.....  :eek7: :eek7:

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1994.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1994.jpg.html)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/exskydiver/IMG_1997.jpg) (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/exskydiver/media/IMG_1997.jpg.html)

Can you zoom in?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on March 01, 2016, 01:46:36 pm
They love geckos and tree frogs. Only snake I know which can climb walls.

This one eventually had to concede the gecko wasn't going to fit in his mouth and let it go
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Avontier on March 02, 2016, 02:20:21 pm
Shot this with my phone the other day. I was afraid to draw her attention away from the snake, so I filmed instead. By the time I saw them, she had already broken it's back. I saw the chameleon earlier on the same morning when passing by near the scene of the battle. Boomslang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo)

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on March 02, 2016, 03:34:26 pm
Thanks for sharing. Certainly a plucky little hound
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on March 02, 2016, 03:43:39 pm
Mole
This is not a mole snake...looks to be possibly a brown water snake. Very docile and easy to hand rear.

 :sip: I fully agree with you Rufus this snake has a long head more prominent neck and the eyes are more towards the top of the head and much bigger than that of a mole snake.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on March 03, 2016, 06:53:52 am
Shot this with my phone the other day. I was afraid to draw her attention away from the snake, so I filmed instead. By the time I saw them, she had already broken it's back. I saw the chameleon earlier on the same morning when passing by near the scene of the battle. Boomslang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo)



Brave little hound
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Ri on March 03, 2016, 06:02:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VxV717PRBU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VxV717PRBU)    :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Delport on March 03, 2016, 07:56:45 pm
Shot this with my phone the other day. I was afraid to draw her attention away from the snake, so I filmed instead. By the time I saw them, she had already broken it's back. I saw the chameleon earlier on the same morning when passing by near the scene of the battle. Boomslang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo)



Moer!  :thumleft: Maar ek is seker dis nie sy eerste een nie? Hy lyk heel koel en kalm.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Avontier on March 04, 2016, 07:14:51 am
Shot this with my phone the other day. I was afraid to draw her attention away from the snake, so I filmed instead. By the time I saw them, she had already broken it's back. I saw the chameleon earlier on the same morning when passing by near the scene of the battle. Boomslang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_ZzlZgvNo)



Moer!  :thumleft: Maar ek is seker dis nie sy eerste een nie? Hy lyk heel koel en kalm.
Sy is maar 'n klein tefie en ek het nie gedink sy sal so 'n groot slang tackle nie. Die reun is dubbel haar grootte en ek het geglo die stukke kobra wat ek al opgetel het is sy werk. Die teef was die tipiese klein lelike enetjie van die werpsel wat laaste 'n huis gekry het.

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Title: Re:
Post by: Avontier on March 04, 2016, 07:16:48 am
As daar 'n mamba verby kom is ek bevrees dat dit nie so goed sal afloop nie.

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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: YamaV on April 18, 2016, 12:47:12 pm
Saw this guy at the top of Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.

At first I thought is was a piece of rubber lying in the road but maybe its a snake so I drove slower. The moment I got close it reared its head. Not backing down an inch!

Quick moving, agitated & angry at life type of snake  :o  :imaposer:

Black spitting cobra perhaps?

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: RobD on April 18, 2016, 01:04:56 pm
Looks like the "shit myself and get the fcuk out of there species"... :ricky:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on April 18, 2016, 01:15:11 pm
Looks like the "shit myself and get the fcuk out of there species"... :ricky:

 :spitcoffee: :spitcoffee:.  Ek het ook so gedink, maar die "naam" het my skoon ontgaan. 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Piet on April 18, 2016, 07:26:17 pm
Saw this guy at the top of Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.

At first I thought is was a piece of rubber lying in the road but maybe its a snake so I drove slower. The moment I got close it reared its head. Not backing down an inch!

Quick moving, agitated & angry at life type of snake  :o  :imaposer:

Black spitting cobra perhaps?


I think you're spot on there...Woods black spitting cobra would be my guess as well.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on April 18, 2016, 08:21:38 pm
Saw this guy at the top of Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.

At first I thought is was a piece of rubber lying in the road but maybe its a snake so I drove slower. The moment I got close it reared its head. Not backing down an inch!

Quick moving, agitated & angry at life type of snake  :o  :imaposer:

Black spitting cobra perhaps?


I think you're spot on there...Woods black spitting cobra would be my guess as well.


Rinkhals?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Piet on April 18, 2016, 08:57:30 pm
Saw this guy at the top of Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.

At first I thought is was a piece of rubber lying in the road but maybe its a snake so I drove slower. The moment I got close it reared its head. Not backing down an inch!

Quick moving, agitated & angry at life type of snake  :o  :imaposer:

Black spitting cobra perhaps?


I think you're spot on there...Woods black spitting cobra would be my guess as well.


Rinkhals?
Ek sien daar is rinkhalse wat heeltemal swart is, maar ek dink die lengte:dikte verhouding op hierdie een is te klein om 'n rinkhals te wees. My broer het rinkhalse aangehou en as ek reg onthou is hulle korter, "stockier" slange. Hierdie een lyk lank en lenig. As hy 'n rinkhals was sou ek sê hy moes amper 50% van daardie lengte gewees het.

(Nie dat ek 'n kenner is nie - inteendeel!  ;D)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Big E on April 18, 2016, 09:07:35 pm
Ek het n slang expert gevra,  dis n swart spoeg kobra
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: jpcussen on April 21, 2016, 11:51:06 am
Wow - what a beauty pikswart!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Serf on May 17, 2016, 12:14:36 pm
Gister die groote langs die pad gekry. Langer as 4 m
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Takashi on May 17, 2016, 01:16:41 pm
Yo, nou daai is n dik seun
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: ButtSlider on May 17, 2016, 01:21:20 pm
Bliksem. . . .that's BIG.  ::) :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on May 17, 2016, 01:31:21 pm
Looks like african rock python....luislang vir die boere.

Must have ate something a few days ago as thats not their natural proportions.

Beautiful specimen!   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on May 17, 2016, 04:56:32 pm
Gister die groote langs die pad gekry. Langer as 4 m


Very nice!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: RobD on May 17, 2016, 08:15:27 pm
Gooie donner!!! N ma se luislang...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on July 11, 2016, 09:12:38 am
rock python and black mamba. Mamba was 4,2 m
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Rufus115 on July 11, 2016, 10:06:18 am
That's a proper mamba....at 4.2m, its 20cm short of the record I think and very old as well.

Never nice to see an old man of the wild dead at the hands of man (I know it may be endangering lives and all that, just sad to see)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: RobD on July 11, 2016, 10:08:27 am
That's a proper mamba....at 4.2m, its 20cm short of the record I think and very old as well.

Never nice to see an old man of the wild dead at the hands of man (I know it may be endangering lives and all that, just sad to see)


Ditto!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crossed-up on July 31, 2016, 09:33:54 pm
Here's a little one we saw on the recce for the West Coast Baja. Not far from Port Nolloth. I wonder what it is?

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on August 01, 2016, 07:00:18 am
Looks like the Western Striped-bellied Sand snake.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Ri on August 01, 2016, 11:56:37 am
My first puffy found in the wild!! This was on the way to Fraserburg a while ago. It was crossing the road when I passed, but when I turned back to take pictures, it was zooming back into the veld with unseemly haste.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crab on August 21, 2016, 09:37:57 pm
Found this specimen, about 60cm long, in the basement just now. Rather shy and it headed for the door as soon as it could. Any idea what it is?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: LeonDude on August 22, 2016, 07:12:12 am
With that black head, probably a Cape Centipede Eater?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on August 22, 2016, 11:45:20 am
Could also be a Herald snake, Centipede only grows to max 40cm.

http://africansnakebiteinstitute.com/copper/displayimage.php?album=4&pid=246#top_display_media (http://africansnakebiteinstitute.com/copper/displayimage.php?album=4&pid=246#top_display_media)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Bergie on August 28, 2016, 03:57:17 am
Could also be a Herald snake, Centipede only grows to max 40cm.

http://africansnakebiteinstitute.com/copper/displayimage.php?album=4&pid=246#top_display_media (http://africansnakebiteinstitute.com/copper/displayimage.php?album=4&pid=246#top_display_media)
Yes, commonly known as Rooi Lippie.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crab on August 28, 2016, 06:59:30 am
Nice to know it's harmless. Although even if it was not, I would not harm it.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: George77 on August 30, 2016, 09:17:13 pm
Looks to me like a Yellow Sour Snake. You get Orange, green, red and even blue ones with that black head.... :pot: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mad Irish on September 15, 2016, 03:40:12 pm
Taken in isimangeliso. This dude was about 6 metres long. You're only seeing about half of it. Absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on September 15, 2016, 03:42:52 pm
Taken in isimangeliso. This dude was about 6 metres long. You're only seeing about half of it. Absolutely beautiful.
Wow!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: YamaV on September 15, 2016, 05:17:10 pm
Beautiful snake!

Wonder how old it is?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Beebop on September 15, 2016, 05:29:10 pm
Beautiful snake!

Wonder how old it is?
cut it in half and count the rings...  :imaposer:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: YamaV on September 15, 2016, 05:34:34 pm
Beautiful snake!

Wonder how old it is?
cut it in half and count the rings...  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

 :laughing4:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_rock_python

Max age is up to about 12 years it seems. Largest one ever is about 7.5m  :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crab on September 15, 2016, 06:39:39 pm
I saw the Centipede eater / Rooi Lippie again. This time with a mate.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on September 16, 2016, 02:01:26 am
I came across this little guy today. About 35 cm long, and very anxious to get away from us. Despite calls from the peanut gallery of "Kill it! It's deadly!" I allowed it to get in under the grass carpet and get away. But only after delaying it's travel with a bit of wood so that I could get a pic.

Snake was in a fully built-up area, between two houses. Also apparently quite rare to see, so a cool sighting!

Oh, it's an Eastern Coral Snake...   :thumleft:

http://venomoussnakesfl.com/coral.htm (http://venomoussnakesfl.com/coral.htm)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on September 16, 2016, 07:26:41 am
There is a non venomous snake that look a lot like that one that makes a great pet, thinks its called a milk snake.

http://crispysnakes.tumblr.com/post/35638517883/coral-snake-vs-milk-snake-from-knewance (http://crispysnakes.tumblr.com/post/35638517883/coral-snake-vs-milk-snake-from-knewance)

Red to yellow, kill a fellow. Red to black, venom lack.
Red and black, friend of Jack; red and yellow kill a fellow.
Red next to black, poison I lack; red next to yellow, run away fellow.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: J-dog on September 16, 2016, 12:49:30 pm
I came across this little guy today. About 35 cm long, and very anxious to get away from us. Despite calls from the peanut gallery of "Kill it! It's deadly!" I allowed it to get in under the grass carpet and get away. But only after delaying it's travel with a bit of wood so that I could get a pic.

Snake was in a fully built-up area, between two houses. Also apparently quite rare to see, so a cool sighting!

Oh, it's an Eastern Coral Snake...   :thumleft:

http://venomoussnakesfl.com/coral.htm (http://venomoussnakesfl.com/coral.htm)

One of the most venomous snakes in the world.

And watch out for the giant snake head fish in the canals  :eek7:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: GEE-SH on September 16, 2016, 03:14:40 pm
Saw this guy at the top of Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.

At first I thought is was a piece of rubber lying in the road but maybe its a snake so I drove slower. The moment I got close it reared its head. Not backing down an inch!

Quick moving, agitated & angry at life type of snake  :o  :imaposer:

Black spitting cobra perhaps?


I think you're spot on there...Woods black spitting cobra would be my guess as well.


Rinkhals?
Ek sien daar is rinkhalse wat heeltemal swart is, maar ek dink die lengte:dikte verhouding op hierdie een is te klein om 'n rinkhals te wees. My broer het rinkhalse aangehou en as ek reg onthou is hulle korter, "stockier" slange. Hierdie een lyk lank en lenig. As hy 'n rinkhals was sou ek sÍ hy moes amper 50% van daardie lengte gewees het.

(Nie dat ek 'n kenner is nie - inteendeel!  ;D)

WTF?????
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Sprocketbek on September 16, 2016, 05:42:56 pm
WTF?????

I don't understand the question?
We're not discussing cockroaches here.......
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Rufus115 on September 17, 2016, 06:43:08 am
I saw the Centipede eater / Rooi Lippie again. This time with a mate.

Crab...thats not a centipedeeater. They dont get that big. Head is also different shape
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on September 26, 2016, 10:33:11 pm
Harlequin snake
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on September 27, 2016, 03:26:10 am
Harlequin snake

Pretty!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on September 27, 2016, 07:04:08 am
Harlequin snake

I still prefer the Harley Quinn from Suicide squad
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: J-dog on September 30, 2016, 11:27:50 am
H8rlequin?

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on April 06, 2018, 07:34:08 am
Received a parcel yesterday and left the box at the bin. Found this poor bugger stuck to the tape this morning.

Must have been after geckos. Hope it survives after the trouble to free it. Would have left the tape on but it's jaw was also stuck.

In hindsight, should have dusted it with wound powder but it was quite wriggly 
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Crossed-up on April 06, 2018, 07:55:00 am
We see a lot of molesnakes (and cobras) in the Parklands bush. This is William's pic of the last one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uevxLts8bzg8TvVGN9Qvg50KnulyzVy6LYlb9ARzq-6gF_eYBSBGo1zFg3DVxpWDKzJWFN10E3dLo389o8IAi5cQxYiHFdt_diznS6XERyzKO5wApi1ugi6hkTYqqnzmafA92dvE28IuLtDFtrtgceayDgfNA2YxhV5rF9uJEB5fyYyMB03WbFyjwyQ-wAHwf1Pc3CzOq8367K-V61TWMBjwXLOea5FooWIGNBclUxquJ92cOtly6jlS-PGyT9iS26Zj2z7EPCq1BEHONEj_KYnmAlb40jpQpyA0XDgEjsMm2GILOzg0lhRLtU2T66vV6xQGJj4dw-r28d1o6vclKufHHyIQdwdhtCBddYkRIUq6irhb6OdHmSr_ftzKt26xvJ_L4Z4xhKmyMehU3n3u_LDklobv5u5TwKoSWpKb5o-MaHhB6S6mz4qaBOu2iw0ftEVWmI6rMQUxvrqRdUZM2V5zDH6I7Ehu06ZISev04xN2-iufAukyLNyj6TnAyn-2W6HG6eshtLkm43pMGkgEcz12vVvGH80IKan_TkGp5cWMfuJNq6pAzNk66LDiGCNcvGsM4Yfv_74Q8fo23SVAZnsCh4zfG7oo2Cf_P6e5=w546-h769-no)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on May 10, 2018, 08:34:55 pm
Boomslang looking for prey
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on May 10, 2018, 08:56:55 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180510/2665f01976e881f2e12aac5640acd135.jpg)




(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180510/c37a52612d67b6bf1d8103043c00f014.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on May 10, 2018, 09:16:08 pm
found
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Xpat on May 10, 2018, 10:44:01 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/975/41906214391_a14c4110a3_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/41006635405_6657a40c6d_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/911/41188586704_ed12aa002c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on May 11, 2018, 06:28:52 am
Boomslang looking for prey

Great pic. Still trying to fatten up before the winter onset.

I would have thought they would already be battening down the hatches, DW
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: frankmac on May 11, 2018, 06:30:51 am


Cane rat for supper?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on May 11, 2018, 07:46:42 pm
Yeah they are battened down now I think. Pic was taken a while back.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on May 11, 2018, 07:57:04 pm
Boomslang looking for prey

 :sip: Female Boomslang.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on May 11, 2018, 08:03:33 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/975/41906214391_a14c4110a3_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/41006635405_6657a40c6d_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/911/41188586704_ed12aa002c_b.jpg)

 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Vis Arend on May 12, 2018, 06:07:46 am

 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.

Area is Kaokoland in Namibia, must be either the Ugab or Hoanib river by the looks of the area.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Xpat on May 12, 2018, 12:59:58 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/975/41906214391_a14c4110a3_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/41006635405_6657a40c6d_b.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/911/41188586704_ed12aa002c_b.jpg)

 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.


http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222953.220 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222953.220)
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Xpat on May 12, 2018, 01:01:09 pm

 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.

Area is Kaokoland in Namibia, must be either the Ugab or Hoanib river by the looks of the area.

Close - Hoarusib river, Puros canyon.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on May 12, 2018, 07:26:32 pm

 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.

Area is Kaokoland in Namibia, must be either the Ugab or Hoanib river by the looks of the area.
yes, it looks like that area, I see this one has a lighter coloration, possibly because the dryer area, the ones in the Caprivi is much darker and lighter contrast.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Malmoer on May 13, 2018, 09:05:37 am
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 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.


http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222953.220 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222953.220)

In 2015 i was relocated to Tsumeb. Found a flat and the elderly chat told me. Seun hou maar jou deure toe. Ander gaan jy n surprice kry as jy terugkom.
Mambas and Angolan spitting cobra or like the locals call them (Zebra snake) was obviously their concern. Now he wasnt scared of the mambas but he told me that up there the Zebra snake was the most dangerous. Due to not having their anti venom available or something like that. Any truth to this?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Xpat on May 13, 2018, 10:14:53 am
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 :sip: Zebra Cobra, distribution Caprivi Zipfel and surrounds. I would appreciate it if the area of where the photo was taken is also mentioned by the person posting a pic of a snake.


http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222953.220 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222953.220)

In 2015 i was relocated to Tsumeb. Found a flat and the elderly chat told me. Seun hou maar jou deure toe. Ander gaan jy n surprice kry as jy terugkom.
Mambas and Angolan spitting cobra or like the locals call them (Zebra snake) was obviously their concern. Now he wasnt scared of the mambas but he told me that up there the Zebra snake was the most dangerous. Due to not having their anti venom available or something like that. Any truth to this?

If you are asking me - sorry, I know nothing about snakes. But even with that caveat the anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that what the old gentleman told you may be true.

I had exactly the same warning issued to me by good people of Puros at the Puros Community Bushlodge - always keep the doors closed, because of what they called spitting cobra (which I think is pretty safe bet that the snake in the image is - I actually remember feeling quite safe when taking those pictures sitting on the bike just because I had googles on  :imaposer:). Actually I remember on my first visit there many years ago, the sand around the roundavel was meticulously swept and there was very clear zig-zag pattern following the circumference of the building. It was so regular and pretty, that I complimented the lodge guy there for a nice touch. To which he replied that it is indeed from spitting cobra. I then cemented my survivalist credentials by asking if it is poisonous - it apparently is.

As far as if it is more dangerous than mamba - again, no idea, but I do find these kind of comparisons kind of ridiculous, at least out in the bush (in Tsumeb with hospital closeby the difference indeed may be critical). I'm pretty sure that one proper bite from any of those two out there in Puros canyon would basically be game over. Sure, we had some painkillers and bandages but I somehow think that those wouldn't be good enough even for mamba bite.

As far as aggression goes - again no idea. I have no idea how this snake appeared on the track where just a minute ago JustBendIt was parked waiting for me. One guess would be the Justin run it over and dug it out of the sand with his 500 - you can see the snake sitting on top of Justin's track - but as I said no idea. The snake stood in that warning position for the whole time I was there taking pictures about 3-4 meters from it, but when I gave it wide berth it sliden away seamlessly. It didn't try to attack me while taking pictures which took for good 2 - 3 minutes.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Malmoer on May 13, 2018, 12:52:05 pm
I have huge respect for snakes and they fascinate me hugely.
As i remember the uncle said that the mamba where more venimous but with the Zebra snake getting antivenom was the problem.
I the 3 months i was there, he killed 2 Mambas in his yard on the same day!!!
The locals had a few people(Children as well) bitten by a zebra snake. Do not know what happened.

Seeing the pyffy earlier reminded me of the run in i had with a puffy in my garage.
My garage is facing towards the field here in Langebaan which is also the direction of the national park/reserve

Changing the cars timing belt wife came in to ask if i wanted some coffee and started shouting at me snake snake.
Obviously i jumped. We caught the puffy and let it go in the park but upon investigating where the puffy was in relation to my feet i got a huge SKRIK!

We determined it was on its way directly towards my feet and at the time she entered the garage was between 25 to 30 cm away from my feet. I would have been a really kak Sunday had she not come in when she did, i think

anycase we have had a few juvinile molesnakes in the house, a few cobras passing by but this was the first puffadder in about 7 years.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on May 13, 2018, 07:30:06 pm
 :sip: In very hot areas the snakes will enter homes/huts because it is cooler, also, because it is so hot in those areas we leave the windows and doors open. Snakes will only bite/spit when they feel threatend. Sometimes when stepped on or rolled over onto in bed.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: elandsrider on January 18, 2019, 10:14:27 pm
Hi hi is this little fellow
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Piet on January 18, 2019, 10:32:40 pm
Hi hi is this little fellow
Brown House Snake...
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: elandsrider on January 19, 2019, 06:00:34 am
Thanks, that makes sense, he was in the house ;D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: chicco on January 19, 2019, 09:29:05 am
Thanks, that makes sense, he was in the house ;D

Makes a nice pet.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on March 25, 2019, 08:59:11 am
Can someone id?


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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on March 25, 2019, 09:22:48 am
Herald snake?
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: NeilV on March 25, 2019, 09:27:38 am
Definitely a red lipped herald.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: mtr89 on March 25, 2019, 07:04:00 pm
Herald snake
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on March 30, 2019, 07:45:06 am
Herald snake, also called the red lip snake, but some do not have the red lips. (on the lower part of the mouth) Mildly venomous. It can change the shape of it's head to imetate an adder.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: heti on April 04, 2019, 09:21:51 am
Interesting snippet of useless info...... the existence of this snake was first reported in the Eastern Cape Herald newspaper, from there the name.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on April 04, 2019, 12:02:40 pm
Hy/sy was nogal lekker bedonderd, het my eers ver laat spring.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on April 04, 2019, 12:34:29 pm
Interesting snippet of useless info...... the existence of this snake was first reported in the Eastern Cape Herald newspaper, from there the name.

 :sip: Yes, that's correct, but uaefull/interesting info.   :3some:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Herklaas on April 04, 2019, 12:48:05 pm
 :sip: Quoted from Johan Marais book, "A Complete Guide To The Snakes of Southern Africa", the Mozambique Spitting Cobra has three Subspecies, Black-necked Spitting Cobra, the Black Spittng Cobra (Found as low down as Picketberg) and the Zebra Cobra.The black Spitting Cobra is also found in the Cederberg, Clanwilliam and Citrusdal ereas quite regularly.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on April 04, 2019, 01:22:02 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago


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Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dw1 on April 04, 2019, 01:45:05 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190404/a0b179c864b6b09097665b21ba6add7e.jpg)

Doesn't look very dangerous ...  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Koet on April 04, 2019, 02:28:50 pm
Yea, it doesn't even have teeth.  :lamer:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on April 04, 2019, 02:35:46 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190404/a0b179c864b6b09097665b21ba6add7e.jpg)

Looks a little bedonnerd
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dookie on April 04, 2019, 02:40:43 pm
Yea, it doesn't even have teeth.  :lamer:
His name is Phteven.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: 0012 on April 05, 2019, 04:44:29 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago

Donner, bliksem!

Bang vir die jong mambas, hulle is nie so slim soos die groot ouer toppies wat weet hoe om om mense te lewe nie.

So 'n jonge het 2 van ons brakkies doodgepik op die plaas waar ek groot geword het   :'(
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Breekbeen on April 05, 2019, 04:50:18 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190404/a0b179c864b6b09097665b21ba6add7e.jpg)


EK BRAND DIE HUIS AF!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on April 05, 2019, 04:57:52 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago

Donner, bliksem!

Bang vir die jong mambas, hulle is nie so slim soos die groot ouer toppies wat weet hoe om om mense te lewe nie.

So 'n jonge het 2 van ons brakkies doodgepik op die plaas waar ek groot geword het   :'(


Jip, daai oukie het net aanhou byt na die tang. Gif het daarvan afgedrup!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on April 05, 2019, 05:36:17 pm
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago

Donner, bliksem!

Bang vir die jong mambas, hulle is nie so slim soos die groot ouer toppies wat weet hoe om om mense te lewe nie.

So 'n jonge het 2 van ons brakkies doodgepik op die plaas waar ek groot geword het   :'(


Jip, daai oukie het net aanhou byt na die tang. Gif het daarvan afgedrup!


Dit lyk eerder of hy uit sy magie uit lag vir Ů goeie grap  :lol8:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: YamaV on April 05, 2019, 05:45:27 pm
:sip: Quoted from Johan Marais book, "A Complete Guide To The Snakes of Southern Africa", the Mozambique Spitting Cobra has three Subspecies, Black-necked Spitting Cobra, the Black Spittng Cobra (Found as low down as Picketberg) and the Zebra Cobra.The black Spitting Cobra is also found in the Cederberg, Clanwilliam and Citrusdal ereas quite regularly.

Indeed  ;D

This was 3 years ago, on top of the Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.


Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: fixit on April 05, 2019, 11:37:03 pm
We get these quite often in the house. It's a Natal water snake. I saw Edgy posted a pic of one a few pages back.
I found an easy way to get them out of my garage. Gas :biggrin: They scatter when I open the gas bottle and blow gas at them.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: fixit on April 05, 2019, 11:38:28 pm
Had a few of these in yard as well. Herald. The dogs got a nip into this one before I could stop them. I think he was ok though.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: fixit on April 05, 2019, 11:40:29 pm
The wife having fun with a Rat snake....and some other goggo... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mr Zog on April 06, 2019, 03:06:46 am
This young Mamba surprised me at my man cave a few weeks ago


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190404/a0b179c864b6b09097665b21ba6add7e.jpg)

They do tend to be a lot more bedonderd when they are shedding.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Noneking on April 06, 2019, 03:30:55 am
:sip: Quoted from Johan Marais book, "A Complete Guide To The Snakes of Southern Africa", the Mozambique Spitting Cobra has three Subspecies, Black-necked Spitting Cobra, the Black Spittng Cobra (Found as low down as Picketberg) and the Zebra Cobra.The black Spitting Cobra is also found in the Cederberg, Clanwilliam and Citrusdal ereas quite regularly.

Indeed  ;D

This was 3 years ago, on top of the Dasklip pas, close to Porterville.

Beautiful!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: dookie on April 10, 2019, 11:16:21 am
So, I get home late last night and see this "tree branch" in the road, just as you enter our farm.
Immediately demoerin because we have had some night walkers recently, with he implied theft/ damage.

Gathering my wits and summoning the guardian Brannas angel, I get out to investigate.

Pretty little 3 meter specimen.
She was quite placid and curios as to this staggering dickwad paparazzi twat.

Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: YamaV on April 10, 2019, 02:23:02 pm
Thanks for sharing!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: RobC on April 10, 2019, 02:44:21 pm
So, I get home late last night and see this "tree branch" in the road, just as you enter our farm.
Immediately demoerin because we have had some night walkers recently, with he implied theft/ damage.

Gathering my wits and summoning the guardian Brannas angel, I get out to investigate.

Pretty little 3 meter specimen.
She was quite placid and curios as to this staggering dickwad paparazzi twat.
Night walkers take a wide berth around them... good guard animals. >:D
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: mtr89 on April 10, 2019, 09:42:04 pm
Beautiful python!
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on April 11, 2019, 08:59:29 am
Jirre Dookie, thats a big one, you should keep it around the house, those nightwalkers will go walk elsewhere
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Dish on April 11, 2019, 09:05:00 am
Sadly I disagree. I think nightwalkers would panga the snake and not give it a second thought. Which is criminal in itself.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: IanTheTooth on April 11, 2019, 01:38:31 pm
Found this python cycling into work a couple of days ago in the main street in Proserpine QLD. They are quite common at this time of year.
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: silvrav on April 11, 2019, 11:13:43 pm
That looks like a carpet python, and a beautiful specimen at that  :xxbah: Had a few while I was in SA
Title: Re: Snake Photos
Post by: Mikie on April 12, 2019, 07:48:15 am
Found this python cycling into work a couple of days ago in the main street in Proserpine QLD. They are quite common at this time of year.

Road Kill?