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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #400 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #401 on: February 15, 2016, 08:30:24 am »
Very pretty little snake Leon  :thumleft:


Unfortunately often mis-identified as a boomslang and killed.  :'(
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #402 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:

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #403 on: February 15, 2016, 10:30:55 am »
Ping The Badger.... ???
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #404 on: February 15, 2016, 10:40:37 am »

lesser spotted dead snake
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #405 on: February 15, 2016, 10:47:12 am »
May be Natal Black snake or Natal purple glossed snake
« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 11:13:34 am by frankmac »
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #406 on: February 15, 2016, 10:57:46 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #407 on: February 15, 2016, 10:58:44 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #408 on: February 15, 2016, 11:13:21 am »
Looks like a Mole Snake
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #409 on: February 15, 2016, 11:25:57 am »
Mole Snake.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #410 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #411 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.

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #412 on: February 15, 2016, 11:53:50 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #413 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #414 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #415 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/

As per Zog, the length indicates something other than purple glossed and Mikie probably correct with mole snake
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #416 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #417 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #418 on: February 15, 2016, 07:24:38 pm »
Macrelaps microlepidotus (Natal black snake)


 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #419 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."