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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #680 on: January 20, 2021, 08:04:01 pm »
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #681 on: January 20, 2021, 08:04:32 pm »
went running in Burgundy estate cape town a couple of weeks ago while visiting my son. There is a lot of open areas between all the new development and I saw this moerse brown snake halflyf in a moles hole. It was about as thick as my wrist and thete was at least a meter sticking out of the hole. It was a molesnake but massive, havent seen such a big one ever in my life. I tried to pul it out but it dug in and I didnt want to hurt it. There were a couple of guys cutting the grass along the pavement and for my ammusement I called them to help me,  :lol8: I think the one guy run all they way back to Milnerton. I didnt have my phone so couldnt take a picture but this is a simular snake on colour. It made me wonder how we are impacting on their habitat as there sre so many new developments going up in that area. Have any capetonians encountered these snakes in their area? it was the olive colour with the yellow belly and not the brown darker variant.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #682 on: January 21, 2021, 08:30:19 am »
went running in Burgundy estate cape town a couple of weeks ago while visiting my son. There is a lot of open areas between all the new development and I saw this moerse brown snake halflyf in a moles hole. It was about as thick as my wrist and thete was at least a meter sticking out of the hole. It was a molesnake but massive, havent seen such a big one ever in my life. I tried to pul it out but it dug in and I didnt want to hurt it. There were a couple of guys cutting the grass along the pavement and for my ammusement I called them to help me,  :lol8: I think the one guy run all they way back to Milnerton. I didnt have my phone so couldnt take a picture but this is a simular snake on colour. It made me wonder how we are impacting on their habitat as there sre so many new developments going up in that area. Have any capetonians encountered these snakes in their area? it was the olive colour with the yellow belly and not the brown darker variant.

I have only seen the black variant and was under the impression that you only get the black ones down here in cape town. Are you sure you were not holding a cape cobra by the tail? Hahaha. I have not seen a mole snake with that size on him. Long yes but not that thick.
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #683 on: January 21, 2021, 11:47:42 am »
June while hunting bumped into this python, pity by the time I had the camera ready it was half way in the hole, est approx 6m
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #684 on: January 21, 2021, 12:44:17 pm »
went running in Burgundy estate cape town a couple of weeks ago while visiting my son. There is a lot of open areas between all the new development and I saw this moerse brown snake halflyf in a moles hole. It was about as thick as my wrist and thete was at least a meter sticking out of the hole. It was a molesnake but massive, havent seen such a big one ever in my life. I tried to pul it out but it dug in and I didnt want to hurt it. There were a couple of guys cutting the grass along the pavement and for my ammusement I called them to help me,  :lol8: I think the one guy run all they way back to Milnerton. I didnt have my phone so couldnt take a picture but this is a simular snake on colour. It made me wonder how we are impacting on their habitat as there sre so many new developments going up in that area. Have any capetonians encountered these snakes in their area? it was the olive colour with the yellow belly and not the brown darker variant.

I have only seen the black variant and was under the impression that you only get the black ones down here in cape town. Are you sure you were not holding a cape cobra by the tail? Hahaha. I have not seen a mole snake with that size on him. Long yes but not that thick.

Fk hoop nie so nie, could not see the head but it was this colour.  Their colouring ranges from black to light brown and at 2m in length, mole snakes are typically the largest snake you are likely to encounter in the Western Cape. The mole snake is diurnal (active during the day) and is sometimes confused with the Cape Cobra.  Colouration is similar, but due to numerous variations, colour should never be used as a means of identification.  Size is also similar (Cape Cobras can reach 1.8m in length), so how do you differentiate them? The cobra has a behavioral trait, called hooding, whereby it raises its head and upper body and extends the sides of its neck to serve as a warning to anybody that comes too close.  But to complicate matters, cobras don’t always hood… the most reliable way to differentiate these two is by the shape and size of their heads. The mole snake has a small and narrow head, adapted to moving around mole holes swiftly, whereas the Cape Cobra has a broad triangle-shaped head, where the venom glands are located.
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« Reply #685 on: January 21, 2021, 01:01:09 pm »
Thanks for the info. I really hope you had a mole snake by the tail and not a cobra.
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #686 on: January 21, 2021, 01:36:35 pm »
Chicco haal nog asem.

So dit was n molslang.


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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #687 on: January 21, 2021, 06:42:52 pm »
Got to the bush house this afternoon and was welcomed by this baby black mamba. Eventually mamaged to relocate it into the veld, with broom. Was a mission though, the little bugger didn't want to run away. Kept on coming for me. Aggressive!
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #688 on: January 29, 2021, 10:07:50 pm »
Beautiful specimen visited our garden this afternoon.
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« Reply #689 on: January 31, 2021, 07:21:56 pm »
Saw this Karoo Sand snake next to the irrigation canal today..
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #690 on: February 01, 2021, 05:43:44 am »
Nice photo!

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #691 on: February 19, 2021, 08:49:10 pm »
Circus snake, under the afdak.

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« Reply #692 on: February 19, 2021, 09:10:38 pm »
I always open this thread with anticipation, never disappointed  :biggrin:

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #693 on: Yesterday at 02:22:34 pm »
The cat caught this little guy in the garden, but I managed to wrestle him away without injury.
Looks to be a spotted skaapsteker
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #694 on: Yesterday at 02:51:50 pm »
Nice!