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This is?

Postby Herpetologist » Sat May 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Sorry there is no pics from of this snake on here.It is just a normal guess.
Basicaly give away info but here goes.

I am black and can vary to maroon.
Eat snakes especially fer-de-lances.
Mildly venomous but constrict my prey.
I am a oviparous colubrid.
I am normaly 1.5 to 1.6 m long.
Not realy aggressive.
I am immune to venomous snakes venom in my area.
I am very rare.
My common and scientific name is?

Post a reply if you know what I am talking about.

Thanx Herpetologist. :smt006
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Re: This is?

Postby Carpetpythons » Sun May 16, 2010 12:50 am

Cribo?
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Re: This is?

Postby Bushviper » Sun May 16, 2010 7:17 am

You forgot to add "I can also be convinced to eat rodents in captivity."
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Re: This is?

Postby JPWittstock » Sun May 16, 2010 8:02 am

Yellowtail cribo (Drymarchon corais corais)?
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Re: This is?

Postby Herpetologist » Sun May 16, 2010 8:25 am

Bushviper wrote:You forgot to add "I can also be convinced to eat rodents in captivity."

Yip, thanx. Nope all of you that guessed is wrong, but close!!
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Re: This is?

Postby Carpetpythons » Sun May 16, 2010 10:08 am

Spillotes variabillis
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Re: This is?

Postby Bushviper » Mon May 17, 2010 10:26 am

Well the Butantan institute has a statue erected in honour of this snake because of its usefulness in reducing venomous snake bites. Farmers in Brazil keep these as pets around the house so that they will eat venomous snakes.
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Re: This is?

Postby Serpy » Mon May 17, 2010 12:48 pm

Mussurana
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Re: This is?

Postby Herpetologist » Mon May 17, 2010 12:53 pm

Well done Serpy. It is the mussurana!!Perfectly right Bushviper.Read about that somewhere!!

Thanx for the comments..

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Re: This is?

Postby Herpetologist » Mon May 17, 2010 12:56 pm

Yes its other name is Cribo.So nearly everyone is right!Not too much of a hard quiz, more of a rare snake.
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Re: This is?

Postby Bushviper » Mon May 17, 2010 5:02 pm

The name Cribo is mainly used for the Indigo snakes and more especially for the Yellow tailed Cribo (Drymarchon corais) which also occasionally eats snakes.

The Mussurana is Clelia clelia and is one of about 6 or 7 different species that herpetologist was referring to.
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Re: This is?

Postby Bushbaby » Tue May 18, 2010 3:38 pm

Interesting.

Here's a pic of one... off the display at Institute Butantan.
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Re: This is?

Postby Herpetologist » Fri May 28, 2010 11:30 am

Yes, thanx Bv.
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