A rare find....again!

Postby Stefan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:32 am

Those 2 look almost identical.
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Postby repti lord » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:08 am

Very very nice snake I too feel u came just in time to save it well done
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Postby FREDSTER » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:50 pm

Is anybody aware of any captive breeding programs being planned for these beuaties?
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Postby IBsmokin » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:59 am

yes I am interested in Cb pair. There must be someone out there breeding them???
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:09 pm

Sorry I doubt that there are even a pair of these snakes being kept in captivity never mind being bred.
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Postby drummer » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:43 pm

i won't lie.....

i would had to have really thought hard about not keeping it. too tempting... thought i had to be honest!

keep, dont keep, keep, don't keep(and get squashed in the road).....ahhhh
i hope i never have to make that choice!!!

you did the right thing though... well done.

you will pay out your ass for an established captive pair though..if there is such a thing


and that thing about them found overseas...i doubt it very much. did you mean captive?
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Postby IBsmokin » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:42 pm

personally I would have kept it, and then tried to search for another one of the oposite sex and try to establish a captive breeding program to help preserve the species.

I think there is a few in United states collections. But no one has a breeding pair, mostly they are just the single specimen.
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Re: A rare find....again!

Postby Flix » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:07 pm

pythonodipsas wrote:Enjoy the pic!


I did it !!!

Hi „Pythonodipsas“

Is it possible to get in contact with you, or with your swiss friend Michael to get a good copy of your L. fiskii picture? I need this only for a lecture about namibian reptiles which will held by me in Germany (sometimes in Switzerland too). All pictures which are not taken by me where signed with the authors name. Maybe we can make an exchange with some other interessing herp pics.

For example with this nice new Telescopus... ;)

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Postby IBsmokin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:40 pm

what species of tiger snake is that?
I want it!
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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:19 pm

That is the strangest looking Tiger snake I have ever seen. What species is it and where do they occur?
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Postby IBsmokin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:23 pm

I think its beautiful!
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:25 pm

Hi Flix and All,

To clear things up for everyone, I was not on the trip when this snake was found. It was just my swiss friend and his friend. They released the snake. He also found a Bitis cornuta (Many Horned Adder) at the type locality of Bitis rubida (Red Adder) which I will post soon and submit to SARCA.

Flix: Send me an email to me at pythonodipsas@yahoo.com and I will put you in contact with my swiss friend who owns the picture. I'm sure he will have no problem with you using it.

I wonder if that is the new form of Telescopus they are working on to be potentially called Telescopus namibensis? I have found some around Karabib/Omaruru in Nothern Namibia and they are often semi transparent so that you can see the eyeballs through the head!!! Amazing
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Postby Flix » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:51 am

Hi „Pythonodipsas“,

thanks for your help. Email is coming immediately.
You are absolut right, it is the new namibian Telescopus which description will published soon... Hopefully... :roll:
I don’t use a scientific name until the paper is published. As you know the authors can get some problems with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).

It is a absolut beautiful Tigersnake. Really amazing.

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