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Re: Boomslang.

There is nothing more fascinating and secretive than nature happening on your doorstep. A live Nat Geo channel all of my own where no one can change the channel!!!! … and learning so much about something I never knew much about. She has since moved off though but left me with some fantastic photos o...
by Southernprints
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Boomslang.
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Boomslang.

Am I right in thinking this is a female? Most of what I read says they are always brown compared to the male colouring. This Boomslang has taken up residence in the bottlebrush right outside my front door and lounge window as of yesterday so watching it move around is fascinating. She is large and a...
by Southernprints
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Boomslang.
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: ID please

Thanks guys. A pity indeed!
by Southernprints
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 760

ID please

Slither season seems to be in full swing with hotter days. This poor little guy did not escape my overzealous and most times overly fearful garden service. It was a hot day early morning, measured about 23cm. I have included close up of head and underside. I can't find it in my snake book but I am c...
by Southernprints
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Puffs again

Warm dry late Autumn day at the Southernmost and came across these two Puff adders this morning. Watched them for a while and both were of a nice size. One had darker browns while the other was almost peach coloured on the head and body. I have tried to include a pic of the tails as in a last post i...
by Southernprints
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Puffs again
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Skaapsteker?

Yup SteveZi we are neighbours. We are the far side of the lighthouse. Funny in all my years here this is only the third time I have come across a skaapsteker two live ones and one dead. The rest of my encounters have been Puffs, Boomslang, cape cobra and mole snake so quite enjoyed this hello!
by Southernprints
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Skaapsteker?
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Skaapsteker?

Is this a Rhombic Skaapsteker? This little soul scared the cr@p out of me this morning, sunning itself in my driveway and blending in so beautifully with the stones that I did not see it until it moved to get away. I think I might have scared it too. I was wondering if it was the same little Steker ...
by Southernprints
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Skaapsteker?
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Cape cobra?

We are not situated in Cape town but right down on the Southernmost point. I really feel strongly that it was a Cape Cobra comparing it to the interlude I had last year with a very large and black one. Granted it may have been very dark brown to look almost black. I have chatted to the bush cutters ...
by Southernprints
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Cape cobra?
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: DRC python

Indeed it was.
by Southernprints
Tue May 06, 2014 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: DRC python
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: DRC python

Thanks guys, it helps having a genus and species to go with on the internet and even easier having a common name :) but very much appreciated!
by Southernprints
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: DRC python
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

DRC python

My husband works in the DRC on a gold mine and this critter was fished out of one of the ponds this morning. They put it on the back of the pick up to let it go in the bush. I thought it was kind of great that everyone let it go unharmed. Gorgeous markings. My husband says it was about 2.2m. I have ...
by Southernprints
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: DRC python
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Cape cobra?

Am I right this time in ID'ing this as a Cape cobra!? Gorgeous black/dark brown and shiny with a beautiful dark pinkish orange underbelly. This snake scared me, one of my closest encounters yet for someone that is happier to keep at a distance and just observe. This snake slipped into my house at ab...
by Southernprints
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Cape cobra?
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: Puff Amor

Fabulous, thanks for the info Clive.
by Southernprints
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Puff Amor
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: Puff Amor

Is this a female - the single compared to the two from today? This was the Puff Adder that was in my garden and hunted by the Cape Cobra from a previous posting. I had to crop the photo quite a bit to get to the size acceptable. Trying to get a sense of this and would love to see better photos of th...
by Southernprints
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:19 am
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Puff Amor
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: Puff Amor

@ Clive b they were in Struisbaai/L'Agulhas area. Do they present differently in different provinces? The markings were gorgeous and rich, one gold/green the other a pinkish tinge. I will look a bit closer when I see Puffs again for male and female, your explanation makes sense just never really thi...
by Southernprints
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Puff Amor
Replies: 9
Views: 1656
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