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Offline elandsrider

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #340 on: December 21, 2014, 10:42:07 am »
http://www.heftig.co/die-toedlichsten-tiere/

If i was to kill for pleasure it wouldnt be snakes, attached might susprise some people  :patch:
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #341 on: December 22, 2014, 06:56:48 am »
Nice one Edgy, makes me feel bad about those I shot  :-[


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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.

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #342 on: December 27, 2014, 09:36:26 pm »
Bruin huisslang wat Gecko op ons stoep kom vang het vanaand.

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #343 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.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #344 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #345 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??




I cant see the shape of the head but the colour lets me think it could be a black mamba.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #346 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: 
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #347 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.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #348 on: December 28, 2014, 04:03:28 pm »
Bruin huisslang wat Gecko op ons stoep kom vang het vanaand.



 :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.
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« Reply #349 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.....
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #350 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.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #351 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
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« Reply #352 on: March 31, 2015, 09:35:30 am »
Pofadder oppad huis toe gister  :o Ongelukkig doodgegooi met klippe

 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #353 on: March 31, 2015, 12:42:28 pm »
Pofadder oppad huis toe gister  :o Ongelukkig doodgegooi met klippe


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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #354 on: March 31, 2015, 04:40:39 pm »
Pity it was killed,instead of just moved out the way.
What a beautiful animal.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #355 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  :)
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #356 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 węreld:  .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!"
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #357 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:
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #358 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
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« Reply #359 on: March 31, 2015, 07:39:47 pm »
Dis interessant, so nie van op hulle trap nie?
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