"Big 5" of SA snakes

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Re: "Big 5" of SA snakes

Postby Fooble » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:41 pm

Marc don't you notice every snake problem they do the featured snake is always "the most venomous/deadly in the world"
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Re: "Big 5" of SA snakes

Postby LeglessDragon » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:53 pm

Adding my top 5 here too:

1. Mozambique spitting cobra (Agressive when cornered and spits like a hosepipe)
2. Black mamba (Also aggressive bugger with the venom to go with it)
3. Puff Adder (quickest strike - under corection)
4. Yellow bellied sea snake (Venom is potent, but it does not strike often so no aggression, but have to add it to include our coastline snakes)
5. Afrock (Sheer size)

I am struggling between adding these to the list:
1. Twig snake and Boomslang (venom wise)
2. Forest Cobra (Inteligence)
3. Berg adder (Different venom than other adders so stands out for me as the odd one in a crowd)
4. Rinkhals (Because it can be found in almost any habitat like shacks on owned land)
5. Stiletto Snake (Loss of limbs due to the bite from this snake though not always)
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Re: "Big 5" of SA snakes

Postby MrG » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:56 am

In South Africa.....

Black Mamba
Forest Cobra
Puff adder

In my area....

Snouted cobra
Puff adder
Mole snake

..and after handling all of them and keeping all of them...my favourates from 1-5...
Black mamba
Snouted Cobra
Green mamba..just because it is the most beautiful snake for me
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Re: "Big 5" of SA snakes

Postby zanderdreyer » Sat May 01, 2010 7:37 pm

1: Afroc
2: Black Mamba
3: Vine Snake
4: Gaboonie
5: Cape Cobra
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Re: "Big 5" of SA snakes

Postby slangman » Sun May 02, 2010 1:06 pm

black mamba
forest cobra
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Re: "Big 5" of SA snakes

Postby swazi » Sun May 09, 2010 10:16 am


1. Black mamba
2. Forest cobra
3. Gaboon adder
4. Mozambique spitting cobra
5. Afroc
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