Boomslang

Boomslang

Postby MrG » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:52 pm

Got a call-out to come and catch this Dispholidus typus. On arrival I found that they tried to pull him back through the Bird Avairy wire. :evil:
The damage seems to be superficial and otherwise he is fine.
(the wet look is because he went through the water bowl). ;)
What a beauty!

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Postby damiensharjah » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:55 pm

That second photo is a winner. I had a sand snake like that the other day. Tummy full of bird and too fat to escape.
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Postby MrG » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:58 pm

Thanks Damien.
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Postby BushSnake » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:10 pm

WOW! Incredible photo!! Where do you release the snakes you get on call-outs? Near the original location or far away?
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Postby MrG » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:31 pm

Andre as close as posible. The permit states that not futher than 20km from the location you caught it. The only problem now is that its already starting to get cold and they need a proper hiding place.

In this case I would rather treat him, keep him on heat and feed him until fully recovered and then release him again in the summer.
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Postby Bushviper » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:45 am

Mr G I am with you on this one. Keep him till summer. Boomslang can be found out and about on warm days in winter so just give him a spotlight and feed him up.

Put something like bactroban or polysporin on the wounds and he should be okay.

They love eating rat pups so get him these and within a week or two he should start eating.
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Postby MrG » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:04 pm

When he got angry.
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Postby Bernice » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:15 pm

Stunner pics MrG!

Luv how you got his tounge 'mid flick' both times :D
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