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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #420 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #421 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
 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #422 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #423 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #424 on: February 16, 2016, 09:17:49 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #425 on: February 16, 2016, 09:18:40 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #426 on: February 16, 2016, 09:19:41 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #427 on: February 16, 2016, 09:20:24 am »
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #428 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.

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #429 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.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #430 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #431 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:
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #432 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.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #433 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #434 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  ;)

 

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #435 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
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #436 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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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #437 on: February 22, 2016, 08:08:55 pm »
Bwahahahaha!!
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #438 on: February 22, 2016, 08:41:00 pm »
 :sip:
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #439 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, “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.


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