Western stripe-bellied sand snake

Western stripe-bellied sand snake

Postby GOOF 1o1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:02 am

Hey ppl here are sum pix I took of a sand snake that I caught
(the ppl who called me to come and catch it thought that it was a cobra)
Enjoy
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Big speciemens like these are rare these days
specialy round this part of SA
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Postby RaD » Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:17 pm

Cools, u gonna keep him?
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Postby GOOF 1o1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:35 pm

It is a she
I am gonna keep her For a while
Propibly until I hav treated her for mites
fed her and found a nice spot to release
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Postby mw-glenn » Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:23 pm

Nice snake!
What was it like catching him - I beleive they're pretty fast.
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Postby GOOF 1o1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:52 pm

It was AWESOME
yes they are fast but when they reach a schrub or other hiding place they freeze and rely purely on camoflage to keep them safe
so then it goes pretty easy
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:56 pm

That size will eat small mice and not just lizards. Be careful though because they also eat other snakes.

They dont really hibernate so you can try keeping her for a bit longer if you have a big enough cage. They like a long cage with a spotlight for heating. Give her lots of hiding place so that she does not feel exposed all the time.

Good luck. Remember to post the pics on the SARCA website as well.
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Postby IBsmokin » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:48 pm

Nice sand snake, I have 3 species from east africa, I wouldnt mind having her, you wanna sell her?

I personally keep mine in a rack system in plastic bins lined with paper towel and they do just fine like that.
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Postby GOOF 1o1 » Mon May 01, 2006 9:47 am

I dont think it is legal
I almost got into truble trying to sell a rock python
but if you hav got permits will look after her very well and are interested in breeding I wouldnt mind giving her to you
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Postby Stefan » Mon May 01, 2006 10:23 am

Dude hes in Canada.
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Postby IBsmokin » Sun May 07, 2006 5:58 am

doesnt mean he still cant still give her to me. LOL
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