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Re: Sierra Leone Snakes for ID

The first one is Thrasops occidentalis - T jacksoni does not occur that far west.

The snake in the ceiling looks to be Psammophis elegans from what I can see.

The last one is Attractaspis atterima.
by s'mee
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Sierra Leone Snakes for ID
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: Frog ID

I agree with Warren, it looks like one of the Ptychadena but without clear head and dorsum shots it would be difficult to determine the species.
by s'mee
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Frog ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Frog ID

It looks like Hyperolius glandicolour ferniquei.
It does form part of the common reed frog complex, along with H viridiflavus spp
by s'mee
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Frog ID
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Egg Eater from Nairobi

This is Dasypeltis atra, so technically it's not indigenous to SA.
Nice find though, there aren't many records of this species from around Nairobi
by s'mee
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Egg eaters (Dasypeltis sp.)
Topic: Egg Eater from Nairobi
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Siguiri - Guinea

The second title is only just out - the first run was released around August/September last year so it should be available. Have you tried Stevensimpsonbooks.com? It is listed in their current catologue. Alternatively, if you are flying in via Dakar like we used to, and have a few hours, you can alw...
by s'mee
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Siguiri - Guinea
Replies: 30
Views: 5064

Re: Siguiri - Guinea

Try these:

Guide des serpents d'afrique occidentale ; savane et désert by JF Tape and Y Mane and
Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara by JF Trape, L Chirio and S Trape

Unfortunately both in French but still pretty easy to follow.
by s'mee
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Siguiri - Guinea
Replies: 30
Views: 5064

Re: Photo challenge: Cobras

http://www.sareptiles.co.za/gallery/albums/userpics/12140/IMG_6197c.jpg Naja ashei http://www.sareptiles.co.za/gallery/albums/userpics/12140/Naja_nigricollis_c.jpg Naja nigricollis http://www.sareptiles.co.za/gallery/albums/userpics/12140/IMG_6177c.jpg Naja palida
by s'mee
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: Photo challenge: Cobras
Replies: 50
Views: 6854

Re: Please help me ID this snake from Uganda

Dorsal counts are too low for any of the Atractaspis.
Elapsoida was a good guess, but I am going with Polemon chrystyi - Christy's Snake Eater
by s'mee
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Please help me ID this snake from Uganda
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: WOW Piebalds...

You know, if someone wants to send me his address, I or some of my big scary colleagues could drop in on him - and maybe collect your snake for you...
;)
by s'mee
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:48 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: WOW Piebalds...
Replies: 34
Views: 4214

Re: Dendroaspis viridis bite - Wesst African Green Mamba

Glad to hear you made it through OK. The one good thing about Dendroaspis envenomations is that they usually respond very well to early antivenin therapy but it is still scary just how fast the venom manifests. I would be interested to know if you attempted any immediate first aid measures - ie a pr...
by s'mee
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Venom Club
Topic: Dendroaspis viridis bite - West African Green Mamba
Replies: 26
Views: 8324

Re: If it sounds to good to be true....WARNING

Hmm, interesting....
I can assure you that there are no ball python morphs of any sort being bred anywhere in Cameroon, and certainly no tree pythons or 'tree balls'.
We have an office in Bastos and I will be passing through there again in a few weeks - maybe you should pass his details on to me...
by s'mee
Fri May 27, 2011 1:04 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If it sounds to good to be true....WARNING
Replies: 34
Views: 5603

Re: Your pain pics...

S'mee next time grab it around the throat. I take it you are up to date with all the inoculations? Yeah, I'm good on my inoculations - and currently popping antibiotics as well... Jen, it was a relocation and reintroduction that didn't quite go according to plan - instead of heading into the bush w...
by s'mee
Sun May 08, 2011 9:37 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Your pain pics...
Replies: 172
Views: 27374

Re: Your pain pics...

Got my arm stuck in a genet the other night while trying to remove said genet from someone's head...

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by s'mee
Sat May 07, 2011 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Your pain pics...
Replies: 172
Views: 27374

Re: Southern DRC

Bizzle wrote:...would you say our cobra would also fit the N. crawshayi description?


Yes, these spitting cobras would also be Naja nigricollis crawshayi
by s'mee
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Southern DRC
Replies: 53
Views: 8391

Re: Snake from Northern Zambia to ID

Bv, yes the patternless form is more common in the northern populations.
There are also patternless varieties of C maculatus but this species does not occur that far south. There are also distinct differences in the head scalation between C rhombeatus and C maculatus
by s'mee
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Venom Club
Topic: Snake from Northern Zambia to ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1766
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