help needed to identify yellow mamba

help needed to identify yellow mamba

Postby dievoordeur » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:11 pm

Yesterday I found an all yellow 1metre long Mamba in my kombuis.
I live in Jan Kempdorp, 80km north of Kimberly, I can't seem to find any literature to confirm my identification.
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Re: help needed to identify yellow mamba

Postby dievoordeur » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:14 pm

I released this beautiful specimen. Although I'd like to know more.
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Re: help needed to identify yellow mamba

Postby Scar69 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:35 pm

Yellow? Mamba.... Albino Perhaps,
News To me !?
Pctures?
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Re: help needed to identify yellow mamba

Postby rvanhuyssteen » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:39 pm

It's always a mamba, even if it is yellow!

Did you look at pictures of the Cape Cobra? To me that would be a more likely candidate than a 1 metre long yellow mamba.
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Re: help needed to identify yellow mamba

Postby Bushviper » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:55 pm

Nope not a mamba especially in Jan Kempdorp. It was probably a Cape Cobra, of that we can be 99% sure.
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Re: help needed to identify yellow mamba

Postby Rodwraylva » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:18 pm

rvanhuyssteen, I thought the rule was "black and green = mamba, Lifting head off ground = cobra, In tree = boomslang, All snakes are poisonous"

So sorry, not joking with you dievoordeur, just making a broad statement of what people sometimes thinks, and when you try to help people say you are wrong, and then some random person with no experience says something and people believe that.

I would also think Cape Cobra is most likely the answer to your friend, Good that you released it!
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