ID please

ID please

Postby digeo » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:31 pm

Can somebody ID this snake. Caught in Swellendam. Puffs like chameleon when agitated

I suspect it may be a cape reed snake
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Re: ID please

Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:28 pm

The pattern just screams juvenile mole snake, but the head puts me off a bit.

But the puffing just pushes me toward mole snake too. Google some pics and compare.
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Re: ID please

Postby Bernice » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:30 pm

My knee-jerk reaction to seeing that is 'baby mole snake'... and the attitude sounds about right too...
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Re: ID please

Postby digeo » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:41 pm

Yes. After some googling i agree with juvenile mole snake. Have never seen a juvenile. Only the 2m ones on my dads smallholding.
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