Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Fooble » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:16 am

Lampropis JKA?
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:20 am

You couldve said something constructive.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Westley Price » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:24 am

Wow, I didnt even know Heralds occur in Oudtshoorns, let a long the red-lipped variety.

You guys have a very interesting location; almost a cross between coastal, Karoo and fynbos. Results in a nice variety of reptile species.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:28 pm

Westley Price wrote:Wow, I didnt even know Heralds occur in Oudtshoorn, let a long the red-lipped variety.

You guys have a very interesting location; almost a cross between coastal, Karoo and fynbos. Results in a nice variety of reptile species.


How can we miss out on what seems like SA's most common snake (if you look at all the ID requests on fb) :lol:

Below is another little beauty:
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Spotted harlequin snake - Homoroselaps lacteus

Just to show everyone that I do own a macro:
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby reptile » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:34 am

Wooow, that is a stunner. You really have an awesome location. Just for interests sake, where was he\she found.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:15 am

This one was removed from a farm just outside of town
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Nick Evans » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:35 am

Nice thread Rian! That Harlequin is stunning!
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Fooble » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:51 am

Killer photo's of that Homoroselaps!

That 60mm macro is it? Lekker!
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Westley Price » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:08 am

Awesome photos of one of our prettier local snakes!

Was he trapped by a car or something because I note a funny shape to its body in the background, or possibly an older predatory injury.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:27 pm

@Foobie - I actually own the 55macro (60mm is the newer version), but this photo was taken with my 105macro.

@Westley - The wound is definately an old injury, its really one awesome looking little snake.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby kfc223 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:52 pm

Nice macro shot Oom, was this the one I wrangled?
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:54 pm

kfc223 wrote:Nice macro shot Oom, was this the one I wrangled?


Its not the same Harlequin, all the photos in this thread will be snakes removed on callout this season.

But just for you I will look for the older photo.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:23 pm

What it really is all about Mr Kfc's handling skills
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and the result of his labor:
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Fooble » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:41 am

KFC is a true wonder of the Karoo.

Where can one obtain a stick such as that?
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby kfc223 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:21 pm

I'm selling my eco vegan hooks for R99,99.
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