Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

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Postby jka » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:26 pm

My dad caught this girl yesterday at a B&B not to far from our place.

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Boomslang - Dispholidus typus

After removing the majority of the ticks with this beast in a tube, we had no choice but to restrain her to remove the ticks from her head and neck.
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:49 pm

I'm sure if she could, she would have appreciated that.
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby Fooble » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:56 pm

Great Pic jka!
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby Bushviper » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:08 pm

I have never caught a snake with ticks on it. Leguaans yes.
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby jka » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:29 pm

We find them mainly on puffies and boomslang, have never seen them on cobras. Mole snakes usually have ticks as well.
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby jka » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:54 pm

So in between now and the previous post, we caught two boomslang and one Brown house snake which I never got around to photographing.

First up is this little Neonate Puffie I'm holding with my Bite resistant Hexamor gloves.

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Puff Adder Bitis arietans

Secondly this nicely orange speckled Cape cobra, this is the most chilled
cobra I have seen in ages.

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Cape Cobra Naja nivea
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Very cool colour on the cobra.
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby Westley Price » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:28 pm

Lekker finds Rian.

Now that is what I call a Golden Cobra!
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby reptile » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:55 am

Nice finds! The puffadder looks reallymad at you for picking him up... lol
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Re: Snakes found in the Little Karoo.

Postby scalybunni » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Hey Jka.

I'm sure you have more herps to post here!
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