Who can guess the snake?

Snakes exotic to South Africa with venoms that are considered to be medically important.

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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Rob » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:43 pm

Atheris rungweensis
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Copperbob » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:46 pm

@Superciliaris I wish! That was the answer I was looking for though, simply because it looks so similar.
Not exactly the holy grail but the lower half looks very similar to A. rungweensis.
I went to visit the little nitschei my female dropped not so long ago and couldnt resist pulling a few legs.
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According to the new owner, this little chap was pitch black until a few days ago after it shed.
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:50 pm

Whew you had me going there! Bugger!

Maybe you actually bred A. rungweensis and didn't know it? LOL
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Copperbob » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:04 pm

When I first saw the baby I thought I may have an inbred pair but I have a sneaky suspicion those colours will change to the normal green with the next few sheds.
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Rob » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:01 am

Ive never seen one look like that before.
Good quiz
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Lamprophis » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:14 pm

My guess is Atheris nitschei rungweensis. Copperbob- please put us all out of our misery.
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Lamprophis » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:24 pm

Sorry guys

Forgot to scroll down. Next time I should make sure if there are more than one page to a topic before posting. Nice snakey Bob!
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Re: Who can guess the snake?

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:10 am

Copperbob, do you know what this little guy turned out to look like ? I'm most curious to see what the adult colours are because that really looks like it is Atheris rungweensis and not A. nitschei.
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