Python with kill

Python with kill

Postby Phunk » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:20 pm

Good day all.

I received these photos in an e-mail today.
The sender said they were taken on a farm in Stanger.
The Python looks in very good condition.

Enjoy

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Re: Python with kill

Postby Fooble » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:38 pm

Awesome pictures, nice to see a large snake like that outside a protected area.
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Re: Python with kill

Postby justinvBreda » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:44 pm

If I am not mistaken that antelope is a female Nyala( Tragelaphus angasii). They are not small either, so this Python must of be a very large and old individual which is fantastic and quiet rare these days!
It warms ones heart to know that some large Pythons are still out there!
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Re: Python with kill

Postby mbsnakes » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:09 pm

Hi
Jip it's Nice to see big snakes like that, is awesome.
Jip it was a nyla female and they average weight is 55 to 68kg.
Nice meal for a wile.
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Re: Python with kill

Postby steve » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:35 pm

That's awesome! must have been a pleasure to witness.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Python with kill

Postby JPWittstock » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:25 pm

Great pictures, thanks for sharing
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Re: Python with kill

Postby Durban Keeper » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:26 pm

Would have been even better to see photo's of the snake consuming it's meal. none the less, awesome shots!
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Re: Python with kill

Postby Silvrav » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:16 pm

Nice nice!
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Re: Python with kill

Postby uncutdiamonds » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:17 pm

Durban Keeper wrote:Would have been even better to see photo's of the snake consuming it's meal. none the less, awesome shots!
.... or doing the actual kill.

What species snake is this?
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Re: Python with kill

Postby herpitologica » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:22 am

It's an African Rock Python.
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Re: Python with kill

Postby che » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:41 am

Awesome pictures Phunk

Would it be possible to find out a little more about the location of these pictures?

I ask as I am from Stanger
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Re: Python with kill

Postby Phunk » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:56 pm

che wrote:Awesome pictures Phunk

Would it be possible to find out a little more about the location of these pictures?

I ask as I am from Stanger


Hi che

The exact location was at Lot 16 False Bay Park
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Re: Python with kill

Postby Wolf777 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:00 pm

Awesome, that's one nice sized snake.
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Re: Python with kill

Postby BOOGY » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:54 am

Awesome!! Did he?she consume the Njala? Hope it wasnt to disturbed. Nice big specimen.I like.
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Re: Python with kill

Postby Bushviper » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:56 pm

Now that is proper "road kill". Okay dirt road kill.

I have an idea the snake left the antelope. Just the way he was looking at the camera makes me think he was too disturbed to continue. The rest would have been amazing photos if he had consumed the antelope.
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