Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:19 pm

A few recent African python Python sebae captures. Not the best pics as the lighting in the snake room is bad and so was the camera but you can still see how much more yellow they are compared to P. natalensis from SA

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1.2
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Starting to wake up!
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This is what happens when you try to take the bottom one out!
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The big squeeze
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The capture of one of the females TL:2800mm
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The largest one here was captured on the edge of a new road in Northern Angola
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby kfc223 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Those are quite nice!

Interesting racks you guys are using. If I may ask, what were you guys keeping them for?
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:11 pm

It's a Freedom Breeder python rack. I work for a company in Angola as a Wildlife advisor/ Reptile specialist and my main responsibility is the capture and relocation of Reptiles from sites which are being developed.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Bushviper » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:48 am

If you see what the locals do to them I am not surprised they react so violently. Really nice colours on them.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:54 am

If you see what the locals do to them I am not surprised they react so violently.


You mean like this?

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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Bushviper » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:21 am

Yes exactly.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby jka » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:08 am

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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:15 pm

I got called out today to capture another python which had eaten a baby goat. One of our contractors had tied a baby goat to a rope on a stake at the edge of the bush just outside their camp. A snake person might think they were trying to invite a big python to come along and eat this poor baby goat. I seem to recall a movie in which this method was also used successfully to attract a T-Rex?

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At least it was easy to find the python by follwing the rope.
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She was quite thin for a girl her size and must have been quite hungry
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I was pleased to get her back to our holding facility without her regurgitating her meal.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Hoss » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:23 pm

How did she get the goat off the rope?
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:13 am

How did she get the goat off the rope?


She was still stuck to the rope when I got to her and I just cut the end close to her mouth. Unfortunately she regurgitated the goat last night rope and all. I don’t think anyone wants to see pics of that but I may post them here anyway lol.

Oops, just realized that yesterday I was wearing the same shirt as in the previous python capture. Must be my lucky python catching shirt or something ;)
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:37 am

Couldn’t resist. Most herpers should not be that squeamish anyway.

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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Bushviper » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:49 am

I hope you gave the guy his goat back.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:25 am

What a waste of a meal. Great pics and those are really gorgeous specimens that you are catching.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby RJG » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:52 am

"I hope you gave the guy his goat back.". This hits my sense of humour perfectly. Had a good laugh.

The more I see sebae the more different they become from natalensis. Beautiful snakes.
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Re: Nice pile of of P. sebae N Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:36 am

I thought I would end the story with two pics from her release that I just got off my camera.

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Happily coiled up for a photo.

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I released her in a bamboo thicket next to a lake in an area that still has some game. Hopefully she is now busy digesting some wild prey animal and gaining weight.

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