NEW REGISTRATION NOTICE:
We constantly receive a surge of spam registrations. On purging these, we may have deleted your newly registered profile by accident.
If this happened please accept our apologies and re-register.
Also note that registration now requires admin approval.

If your registration is not confirmed within 24 hours, please SMS your username and email to +27 (0)82 686 5464

Search found 87 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Psammophis leightoni

Ah OK, I think I've sorted it out.

It appears to rather be a common-or-garden variety P. notostictus.

I run into these Usain Bolts so seldom, that for a bit I thought I may have a leightoni :oops:
by bigred
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous mildly venomous snakes
Topic: Psammophis leightoni
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Psammophis leightoni

Hi guys. When last did someone run into one of these? I may have nabbed one, but need to know who else has run into them in recent years
by bigred
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous mildly venomous snakes
Topic: Psammophis leightoni
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Naja kaouthia bite. (monocle cobra)

LOL...the memories of near death experiences... You didn't reply to me, so I take it they are the same ones you got from me when i first bought them they were quite aggressive I've yet to meet an "aggressive" snake; from keeping large retics, af rocks and anacondas to elapids and even Dabo...
by bigred
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:30 am
 
Forum: Venom Club
Topic: Naja kaouthia bite. (monocle cobra)
Replies: 38
Views: 4214

Re: Naja kaouthia bite. (monocle cobra)

Hi Nivea
Glad you're ok.
Was that one of the kaouthia you got from me?
by bigred
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:46 am
 
Forum: Venom Club
Topic: Naja kaouthia bite. (monocle cobra)
Replies: 38
Views: 4214

Agreed, Varanus' news is good, although I stand by my assertion that those snakes did not need to leave the province. Deon, at no point was it mentioned to me by the self-appointed powers that be that my name was mentioned in rehabbing the snakes. We all know what the lady whose name you so casually...
by bigred
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:33 pm
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Snakes 'left to die' in container
Replies: 66
Views: 5226

I think you would be the first to admit that the knowledge and experience base of the majority of "CRC venomous members" is limited, if not outright rudimentary at best. Having lots of money to buy any and all venomous snakes available does not count for much amongst guys who've been doing...
by bigred
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:10 am
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Snakes 'left to die' in container
Replies: 66
Views: 5226

Greetings. As I know the parties involved, I feel I should add my 2 cents. The legalities in this case pose an interesting conundrum: -if I obtain a transport permit from my house to yours, because you are going to be "looking after" and supposedly displaying my snakes while I am overseas,...
by bigred
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:48 am
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Snakes 'left to die' in container
Replies: 66
Views: 5226

No problem, as long as they are not in the "Hi, listen, I've just been tagged and..." genre ;)
by bigred
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:41 am
 
Forum: Active archive
Topic: My first Hots / warms
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Hi. Sorry to come in so late, been away in Kuruman. I've been keeping niveas for quite a while now, and have found that they need slightly more specific requirements than say, snouteds. I keep 6 together, 4 females, 2 males, ranging in size from 1.6m to 1.92m. If I introduce anything under 1m into t...
by bigred
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:35 am
 
Forum: Active archive
Topic: Question about keeping Naja nivea
Replies: 7
Views: 1643

Welcome to the holy grail, Mecca, etc. Remenber, if you're unsure, I'm nearby. Good luck!
by bigred
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:28 am
 
Forum: Active archive
Topic: My first Hots / warms
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

I've found that the Mozambiquan's kill time is often quicker than that of even a large arietans - scary.
The only cyto carrying snake that is quicker, in my opinion, is the WA gaboon. My big girl kills an adult rat in under a minute, and the decomposition rate is frightening.
by bigred
Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:15 am
 
Forum: Venom Club
Topic: Digestive effect of cytotoxic venom
Replies: 2
Views: 2209

It's unfortunately fairly common. I've seen 3 fox terriers kill a large nivea, and have heard stories from people up the west coast how their dogs have killed cobras. It appears the terriers and hunting dogs, like the retrievers, are quick enough to dodge the cobra's strike and then snap in for a ki...
by bigred
Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:55 am
 
Forum: Active archive
Topic: GOLDEN RETRIEVER KILLS CAPE COBRA
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

The yanks work by an extra pair of hands for every 3ft over 6ft. As BV says, know your snake. In general, burms tend to allow themselves to be lifted off the ground more so than retics. 3 people for a 9ft snake seems a little excessive. Ask yourself - why are you moving the snake? Does it need to be...
by bigred
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:47 am
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Retic kills man in US
Replies: 5
Views: 627

He's around 7 yrs old
by bigred
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:09 am
 
Forum: Active archive
Topic: Forest cobra [Naja melanocula]
Replies: 39
Views: 8123

He's been with a female a few times before I got him; I've had Tygerberg Zoo wanting him, but they've got South Eastern ones, and quite frankly, I'm not that keen on letting any of my snakes be with any from the zoo... He's too big to hook and tail, so I handle him like an O. hannah, control of the ...
by bigred
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Active archive
Topic: Forest cobra [Naja melanocula]
Replies: 39
Views: 8123
Next

Return to advanced search

cron