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Postby MrG » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:25 pm

Seeing that House snakes are so in the news here an Olive i caught today.

Caught this aggresive Beauty today on a Call-out and 2 Puffies.


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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:27 pm

That's no Olive House snake!! That's a Black Mamba!! lol Not really, but the way the mouth is open... it's cute.
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Postby arcadies » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:25 pm

im pretty sure thats not an olive house snake though.
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Postby froot » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:08 pm

Excellent specimen there Mr G, never seen an olive that size!
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Postby Hellemar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:14 pm

Hi...


Didn´t you say "2 Puffies" ? Howcome I only can see just one picture ? ;)



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Postby MrG » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:48 pm

im pretty sure thats not an olive house snake though


:lol: :lol: :lol:

So what do you think it is ??
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:54 am

Arcadies there is no doubt about that being an Olive House snake.

It might have some mamba genes in it though.

The second most painfull non venomous bite after a mole snake is an olive house snake. They really hang on and bite down hard.
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Postby MrG » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:55 am

More pics for Arcadies....

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Postby arcadies » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:08 pm

okay well, i am either VERY wrong, or someone is pulling my leg. i have 2 olives and they look NOTHING like that.

im pretty confusseledness ?
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Postby Mongoose » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:39 pm

Post pics of them arcadies! Maybe you have spotted bush snakes or something :D
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Postby Snakes Incorporated » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:42 pm

okay well, i am either VERY wrong, or someone is pulling my leg. i have 2 olives and they look NOTHING like that.

im pretty confusseledness ?


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Postby arcadies » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:58 pm

BIG TEXT MAKES ME STAND OUT

thx for the geographical lesson SI, i was confused until you pointed it out. but the olives i have seen, are not shiny, have a different shaped head, and dont have a uniform colour, from belly to dorsal.

but anyway thx.
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Postby arcadies » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:00 pm

Post pics of them arcadies! Maybe you have spotted bush snakes or something :D


lol no :D
ill take pics tomoz or some time the weekend and put them up
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Postby Snakes Incorporated » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:16 pm

thx for the geographical lesson


Glad I could help :)
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:00 am

Arcadies the head shap should be the same as that does not change. This is an old female and they have chunky heads at this size.

L. inornatus can be light to olive green or even black on top and light to olive green or even black underneath which has no correlation with the dorsal colouration.

Most of the Lamprophis have shiny scales some just more than others.

N. nivea from Cape town are not as shiny as the ones from the kalahari or possibly that is just my perception. Maybe just everything from Cape Town is dull?
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