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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #740 on: May 30, 2021, 09:10:37 pm »
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As kids Mtunzini was our favourite place to be during June July hols... we camped in the reserve campgrounds, were told that they were to be found but never saw any, my first encounter was 1972 while on patrol in the Caprivi when I almost stepped on one, our Loot actually spotted it and yelled "Dekking!". It was so to say invisible in the leaf litter.
Check the distribution of Gaboons, The Caprivi is not part of their range.

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It is where Zambia borders the Caprivi... and I was there. :sip:

I have also seen one a few ks into Zambia from the Caprivi cutline,
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #741 on: May 31, 2021, 09:01:27 am »
Snakes can't read so they don't know they're not supposed to be in those areas.  The ones you find there are the renegades.   :pot:
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« Reply #742 on: May 31, 2021, 09:38:29 am »
Snakes can't read so they don't know they're not supposed to be in those areas.  The ones you find there are the renegades.   :pot:
:laughing4: A lot of animals have ranges far beyond the defined ranges, very little updates have been done in the past 10 off years as well... and covid has further complicated things. :sip:
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #743 on: May 31, 2021, 02:47:53 pm »
Snakes can't read so they don't know they're not supposed to be in those areas.  The ones you find there are the renegades.   :pot:
:laughing4: A lot of animals have ranges far beyond the defined ranges, very little updates have been done in the past 10 off years as well... and covid has further complicated things. :sip:
As a birder, I can tell you that the ranges are changing as we speak. Birds that have never been in an area before are moving in there. I am also with Gnorbig - the bat interest group, and as we do research on bats we find species far out of their known ranges - it's simply a matter of lack of knowledge and research.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #744 on: May 31, 2021, 03:22:12 pm »
Saw this spotted Skaapsteker sunning himself on the Loteni Road on Friday. I stopped for a few pics and managed to get him off the road before a car flattened his curves. He got quite agitated when I got near him, but still a beaut snake. Apologies for not getting a better close up
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #745 on: May 31, 2021, 03:25:13 pm »
Saw this spotted Skaapsteker sunning himself on the Loteni Road on Friday. I stopped for a few pics and managed to get him off the road before a car flattened his curves. He got quite agitated when I got near him, but still a beaut snake. Apologies for not getting a better close up
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« Reply #746 on: May 31, 2021, 03:40:31 pm »
Thanks @RobC
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #747 on: May 31, 2021, 04:38:24 pm »
Saw this spotted Skaapsteker sunning himself on the Loteni Road on Friday. I stopped for a few pics and managed to get him off the road before a car flattened his curves. He got quite agitated when I got near him, but still a beaut snake. Apologies for not getting a better close up

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« Reply #748 on: June 01, 2021, 08:53:08 am »
@BigE, you're quite right, as soon as I got close to him he was whipping around and getting lively! He must have been cold though to have stayed in the road like that
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« Reply #749 on: June 06, 2021, 10:27:50 am »
I caught this Poffie by my neighbour yesterday put it into a drum and released


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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #750 on: June 06, 2021, 12:08:49 pm »
Ek hou van julle ouens wat die slange so hervestig.  Mooi gedaan! :thumleft:

@mtr89 that looks like an unusually long skaapstekertjie, difficult to tell without a scale of some sort?
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« Reply #751 on: June 07, 2021, 06:30:26 pm »
@Dorsland, id guess he was at about 60-70cm long
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #752 on: June 07, 2021, 07:19:29 pm »
 :sip: Robc ek stem saam jy kon sekerlik n Caboen adder in die Caprive raakgeloop het, die grense van die slange word maar bepaal op die local popolation wat dit rapporteer, was daar internet daai tyd?
Ook op die oomblik? wat is die popilasie digtheid teenoor die oop veld?
Ek glo baie slange kom buite gerapporteerde grense voor.
Ek het byvoorbeeld n swart spoeg kobra in Melkbos verwyder, later uitgevind die eienaar van die huis was in die Sederberge die vorige naweek. die ou het n lift gevang.  :spitcoffee: Maar so kan slange hervestig word.  :3some:
Daar was selfs roomers dat die groter bosveld luiperd in die Sederberg opgemerk was. die diere "expand" voordurend hulle jaggebied. dis net my opinie.
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #753 on: June 07, 2021, 09:09:17 pm »
:sip: Robc ek stem saam jy kon sekerlik n Caboen adder in die Caprive raakgeloop het, die grense van die slange word maar bepaal op die local popolation wat dit rapporteer, was daar internet daai tyd?
Ook op die oomblik? wat is die popilasie digtheid teenoor die oop veld?
Ek glo baie slange kom buite gerapporteerde grense voor.
Ek het byvoorbeeld n swart spoeg kobra in Melkbos verwyder, later uitgevind die eienaar van die huis was in die Sederberge die vorige naweek. die ou het n lift gevang.  :spitcoffee: Maar so kan slange hervestig word.  :3some:
Daar was selfs roomers dat die groter bosveld luiperd in die Sederberg opgemerk was. die diere "expand" voordurend hulle jaggebied. dis net my opinie.
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Hierdie was Julie maand 1972 noordoos van Katima, langs die Zambesi... nee daar was nie internet nie, net B52 radio coms met Zero. :biggrin:
Ons het 'n slangbyt/orientasie lesing gekry voor ons vertrek en is gese hulle is skaars maar wel daar. Was beslis nie 'n pofadder nie. :deal: :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #754 on: June 07, 2021, 09:14:45 pm »
:sip: Robc ek stem saam jy kon sekerlik n Caboen adder in die Caprive raakgeloop het, die grense van die slange word maar bepaal op die local popolation wat dit rapporteer, was daar internet daai tyd?
Ook op die oomblik? wat is die popilasie digtheid teenoor die oop veld?
Ek glo baie slange kom buite gerapporteerde grense voor.
Ek het byvoorbeeld n swart spoeg kobra in Melkbos verwyder, later uitgevind die eienaar van die huis was in die Sederberge die vorige naweek. die ou het n lift gevang.  :spitcoffee: Maar so kan slange hervestig word.  :3some:
Daar was selfs roomers dat die groter bosveld luiperd in die Sederberg opgemerk was. die diere "expand" voordurend hulle jaggebied. dis net my opinie.
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Hierdie was Julie maand 1972 noordoos van Katima, langs die Zambesi... nee daar was nie internet nie, net B52 radio coms met Zero. :biggrin:
Ons het 'n slangbyt/orientasie lesing gekry voor ons vertrek en is gese hulle is skaars maar wel daar. Was beslis nie 'n pofadder nie. :deal: :biggrin:
  Ek was self in 1972 in die Caprivi in Katima! Intresant!?
 

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« Reply #755 on: June 07, 2021, 09:19:52 pm »
Ek het wel Swart en Groen mambas teegekom en ook n baie mooi groot Cape File Snake. Nie enige ander slange nie. Ek was ook in n ander kamp verder wes in 1969.
 

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« Reply #756 on: June 15, 2021, 10:05:59 pm »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #757 on: September 13, 2021, 10:35:43 am »
Hi guys and gals

Can someone help identify this little fellow?  We found it in the Waterberg area near Vaalwater.  It was curled up dead in the road.  You can see a bulge extruding from it's side so maybe it was run over by a car?  Although the body wasn't flattened.  So not sure what caused it's death.
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« Reply #758 on: September 13, 2021, 10:42:45 am »
The colors suggest brown house snake
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« Reply #759 on: September 13, 2021, 11:35:28 am »
Not a House Snake; looks more like a Brown Water Snake.

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