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Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby Yolanda Petzer » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:31 am

Hi,

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Please could someone help identify this snake, it was found at my moms house in New Germany - Durban. As my daughter runs around the yard alot and I am petrified of snakes I would like to know what type of snake this is?? I have had my scares with snakes and once almost stood on a green mamba, and how i did not get bitten I dont know?? Thanks to whoever can get back to me on this or they can email me on yolanda@agk.co.za. Thanks so much to whoever can help with this!!
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby shadowfoot » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:38 am

Looks like a Corn Snake to me?
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby kfc223 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:50 am

That is a corn snake! Someone's pet escaped!

Its exotic to South Africa and comes from the USA.

Here is some more info:

www.lllreptile.com/info/library/animal- ... orn-snake/
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby tJokkie_ » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:26 pm

Hm looks like a dead corn snake from the photo?

A lot of exotics turning up like this lately :/

P.s - Totally harmless snake

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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby it_bit_me » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Next time call someone instead of endangering yourselfs. The firemen , police and various people on this forum will be able to make an callout within minutes.
Keep your eye on it until someone arrives and please do not play Rambo with snakes. They are not as fast as in the movies and they are not all dangerous. I find about 20 non-venomous snakes before encountering a venomous one so chances are good you will overeact 95% of the time.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby Yolanda Petzer » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:28 pm

Thanks all, for the reply, it must have been ones of the neighbours snakes?? They should look after them better if it is a pet!! Unfortunately my parents not knowing what type it was did not want to take chances as they had not wanted to kill the snake, and feel a bit bad that it is harmless! They did not know who to call late in the evening to help with it?? Have a good weekend and thanks again.
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby it_bit_me » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:01 pm

Ja jong it is a tricky situation. You want to protect your life and at the same time kill the snake. Next time choose the first option . Stand back ,assess the situation and make the call.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby boaboy » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Quick question; If the neighbours have snakes would in not have been possible to maybe call them and ask them if they had any idea of what type of snake it was?
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby froot » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Jeez, is there a New Germany in Durban? Can you get curry there?
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Re: Can someone help Identify, please...?

Postby Durban Keeper » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:54 pm

Haha Froot made a funny! Mcdonalds in Durban can sell you curry if you ask nicely.
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