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Snake identification

Postby Marlize van Zyl » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:06 pm

Hello all, this chap was removed from my house in Tokai, Cape Town today. Can anyone ID it for me pls ? Apparently it was not too long, so I would guess around half a metre, judging by the bucket it was transported in.
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Re: Snake identification

Postby Bernice » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi there!

That looks like an immature mole snake.

Mean, snappy, but totally harmless :)

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Re: Snake identification

Postby Mitton » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:32 pm

Yep, that's a baby Mole Snake.
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Re: Snake identification

Postby Marlize van Zyl » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:38 pm

Phew ! What t relief, when I saw the patterns I got concerned. Our dogs can be curious and I didn't want to get home to disaster. From now on I'll keep the doors closed during the day so that we don't have escape artists visiting the coolness of the house. Thanks all !
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Re: Snake identification

Postby Marlize van Zyl » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi all, since your id I've also been told it could be a olive house snake - I had wondered what it was doing inside a cool house when its warm outside ? Would this be the answer ?
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Re: Snake identification

Postby Mitton » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:37 pm

No, it is 100% baby Mole Snake.
Snakes will go into a house when they are searching for shelter or food.
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