Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:15 pm

Coming back from a roadcruise I drove past a group of people in the middle of town photographing something on the side walk next a well know restaurant. I noticed a security guard poking something with his baton.

I stopped and hurried closer asking the guy what he was doing and he said he had a snake.

And thats how I caught this beauty . I drove an end down the road and released it in the river where it likely came from.

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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:42 pm

Keep up the good work Rian. Looking forward to many more great images this summer!
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby reptile » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:53 am

Wow your heralds are so pretty, makes ours up here look boring.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Bushviper » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:05 pm

Luckily it was unharmed. Usually a person with a baton does not leave them alone. Nice save.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:26 pm

I removed this little guy last week from a retirement complex. Unfortunately the dog got hold of him.

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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:15 am

What is it ?
Was it euthanised ?
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby scalybunni » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:42 am

It is a juvenile Cape cobra.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:54 am

That's correct its a baby cape cobra.

Its still alive and moving around, I'm just keeping the wound clean and treating it with bactroban every other day.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Fooble » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:20 am

Nice Pics Meneer!
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:50 pm

Fooble wrote:Nice Pics Meneer!

Thanks Mr Gayte Keeper!
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:38 pm

That's good news.
Hope it pulls through.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:23 pm

Thanks to our great emergency services in town these two cobras were given another chance at life!

First up this dark phase Capie:
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Cape Cobra - Naja nivea

This immajure Capie was the second catch of yesterday.
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Cape Cobra - Naja nivea

Lastly my own callout later yesterday night was this monstrous bhs
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Brown house snake - Lamprophis capensis
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby Fooble » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:06 am

Stunning images JKA.

Those nivea shots remind me of the covers of Isemongers books.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:03 pm

The only difference is that his lawn needs way more water then ours.
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Re: Snake Removals in the Little Karoo

Postby jka » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:40 pm

These two Cobras made the local newspaper recently as well as some incorrect quotes by me.

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Baby Cape Cobra - Naja nivea

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Adult speckled Cape Cobra - Naja nivea

Again these guys were caught and given to me for release.
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