Interesting Find

Interesting Find

Postby MrG » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:26 pm

Got this call-out of a black snake accross this guys house. Got there the first time and didnt find anything. 2 days later called out again. Listing to the the guy I asume it was a Rinkhals and again could'nt find anything.

Well this morning to my surprise this is what I found.

This beautifull Black Mole Snake. I have not heard of any this colour ever caught in Gauteng.

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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:27 pm

Damn!! That's awesome!! If you need a good home for it.... my door (or any cage) is always open. Do you know what sex it is?
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Postby MrG » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:30 pm

Think it is a female but will prope it later. ;)
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Postby steve » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:31 pm

yeah that’s great lookin specimen! :D
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Postby jka » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:36 pm

Really nice like that black, just out of interest are there any people keeping and breeding mole snakes.
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Postby Nasicornis » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:42 pm

I keep these and will try to breed for the first time this year.

That is gorgeous.
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:44 pm

I'm also keeping, but no luck breeding... yet!!
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Postby jka » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:52 pm

Are they good feeders? and what do you give them mice or rats?
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:00 pm

Ours eat rats quite easily. The babies are a problem to feed, but they do eventually take mice.
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Postby jka » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:20 pm

I thought they are rodent feeders from the beginning, what does the babies feed on?
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:22 pm

If I remember correctly, lizards! lol
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Postby MrG » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:14 pm

I had a baby once that took crickets before I released him. The adults also love toads.
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Postby Rob » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:05 pm

MrG - Yet again, very nice pics. You should start putting your snakes on natural backgrounds and get serious man, you're very good.

What a beautiful snake.
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Postby mania » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:52 pm

Wow that is truely a beautiful specimen. Good job
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:41 am

Nice one Mr G. I have seen a few dark mole snakes DOR in the western TVL. But never in Gauteng.
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