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Offline Parkinoff

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #440 on: February 22, 2016, 11:46:55 pm »
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

Thanks Rufus and Battlestar. I tried to google to check if its not perhaps a Cape Cobra. It was indeed very docile and calm. How do you spot the difference between the mole and the brown water snake?
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #441 on: February 23, 2016, 01:01:47 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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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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« Reply #442 on: February 23, 2016, 01:48:26 am »
Dis n lekker thread die. Ek het nog altyd van slange gehou maar hier in die stedelike gebiede sien mens maar min van hulle. Selfs as ek bikie gan explore  sien ek nie sommer slange nie.

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #443 on: February 23, 2016, 12:21:44 pm »
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

Thanks Rufus and Battlestar. I tried to google to check if its not perhaps a Cape Cobra. It was indeed very docile and calm. How do you spot the difference between the mole and the brown water snake?

Its been a really long time since I kept snakes...as in very very looong but from memory, you need to have a book on the common snakes, one with good pics. Then, certain characteristics are counted together (not alone) such as head shape - mole snake has a pointy snout and the water snake more flatter and eyes bulge out more. They are both constrictors but again, from memory the transition from head to body is more pronounced in the water snake than the mole snake. Young mole snakes are not uniform in colour, they look very different to adults with their patterns. Young water snakes look like mini versions of their parents.
Mole snakes have a reputation for being aggro little bastids, water snakes are chillaxed like some forum members.

Treat all with caution and respect, and the world will be a better place.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #444 on: February 25, 2016, 10:43:43 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

Thanks Rufus and Battlestar. I tried to google to check if its not perhaps a Cape Cobra. It was indeed very docile and calm. How do you spot the difference between the mole and the brown water snake?

Its been a really long time since I kept snakes...as in very very looong but from memory, you need to have a book on the common snakes, one with good pics. Then, certain characteristics are counted together (not alone) such as head shape - mole snake has a pointy snout and the water snake more flatter and eyes bulge out more. They are both constrictors but again, from memory the transition from head to body is more pronounced in the water snake than the mole snake. Young mole snakes are not uniform in colour, they look very different to adults with their patterns. Young water snakes look like mini versions of their parents.
Mole snakes have a reputation for being aggro little bastids, water snakes are chillaxed like some forum members.

Treat all with caution and respect, and the world will be a better place.


Tx. I agree, leave them alone and they should leave you, although a little girl died from a Cape Cobra bite recently, the snake was on the bed!! Bit the child on her hand.........
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #445 on: February 25, 2016, 11:08:58 am »
Some photos I picked up from my time onshore and offshore in Cabinda (not taken by me).  There were quite a few snakes around the camp.  Company had a good policy of relocating them to a safe area in the camp and releasing them. 

When you are on a well jacket it often took hours to get a boat to pick you up again to go back to the beach.  One day some guys were dropped off at an unmanned location and when they moved around they saw a big python on the deck.  They reported it to Operations and the mere mention of the word "snake" had a helicopter on their location in minutes.  But these guys were British ex Royal Marines so they completed the job before leaving the location. 



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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #446 on: February 25, 2016, 09:27:28 pm »
Cool pics!

That Gaboon Viper is eating a cat..OMF!!!
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #447 on: February 26, 2016, 07:16:15 am »
Cool pics!

That Gaboon Viper is eating a cat..OMF!!!

 :eek7:  And his tjommies are just looking on.   :patch:   
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #448 on: February 26, 2016, 07:44:39 am »
Cool pics!

That Gaboon Viper is eating a cat..OMF!!!

 :eek7:  And his tjommies are just looking on.   :patch:  

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #449 on: February 26, 2016, 01:01:59 pm »
In the camp the word cat food had a whole different meaning from the snakes perspective.
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« Reply #450 on: February 26, 2016, 03:02:31 pm »
Dis n lekker thread die. Ek het nog altyd van slange gehou maar hier in die stedelike gebiede sien mens maar min van hulle. Selfs as ek bikie gan explore  sien ek nie sommer slange nie.

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« Reply #451 on: February 26, 2016, 03:40:39 pm »
Ri, baie dankie. Ek sal bikie uitvind oor dit. Dit is defnetief iets wat ek sal wil doen. Knowledge is power.

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #452 on: March 01, 2016, 10:48:43 am »


Caught this little guy on saturday. He bit me about 100 times before realising he can calm down.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #453 on: March 01, 2016, 11:02:53 am »
Hierdie molslang in die kgalagadi se stert is afgebyt deur 2 secretaris voels. Arme ou kon nie vinnig genoeg wegkom nie.

Jammer vir die onduidelike fotos. Swambo was te bang om in te zoom... :laughing4:



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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #454 on: March 01, 2016, 11:40:08 am »
Hierdie molslang in die kgalagadi se stert is afgebyt deur 2 secretaris voels. Arme ou kon nie vinnig genoeg wegkom nie.

Jammer vir die onduidelike fotos. Swambo was te bang om in te zoom... :laughing4:





Are you sure that it is a Mole snake. Could have been a Stiletto snake which is very venemous.
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« Reply #455 on: March 01, 2016, 12:11:36 pm »
Hierdie molslang in die kgalagadi se stert is afgebyt deur 2 secretaris voels. Arme ou kon nie vinnig genoeg wegkom nie.

Jammer vir die onduidelike fotos. Swambo was te bang om in te zoom... :laughing4:





Are you sure that it is a Mole snake. Could have been a Stiletto snake which is very venemous.
I didnt know stiletto snakes can get that big?

As far as I know that cant be one because of the size, but I am not sure anymore. Will google

According to google the stiletto snake can grow up to 70cm long. The snake in that pic looks to me a bit longer than a meter. But I never realised how big the stiletto snake can get.
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« Reply #456 on: March 01, 2016, 12:38:05 pm »
Nee fok, ek los die goete uit. Gaan hom nie vra watse slang hy issi. :dousing:

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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #457 on: March 01, 2016, 12:42:22 pm »


Caught this little guy on saturday. He bit me about 100 times before realising he can calm down.


Spotted bush snake?
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« Reply #458 on: March 01, 2016, 12:59:10 pm »
Well Zog I hope so...

I know this little guy, he lives around my house so I knew what he was. My dogs discovered him and I saved him from them. Otherwise I leave them unless they pose a danger. Then I catch them release them elsewhere on the farm.

I caught a mozambique spitting cobra the other day that has been living in my house for a good few months but I could never catch him. He didnt even try and squirt the venom.
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Re: Snake Photos
« Reply #459 on: March 01, 2016, 01:44:34 pm »

Are you sure that it is a Mole snake. Could have been a Stiletto snake which is very venemous.


Mike i was positive its a mole till you mentioned Stilleto and now.....  :eek7: :eek7:




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