Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

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Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:58 am

Thought I would share some pics of this pretty specimen of Dispholidus typus punctatus from Soyo Northern Angola. The male Boomslang we have got here before are normally light yellow and black compared to this nice turquoise one.

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This Boomslang remained puffed up in its defensive posture with throat fully inflated for the entire photo session, no wonder it tuned blue!

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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Mitton » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:22 pm

Thats nice, looks big too.
Looks like he is about to pop.
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Scar69 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:38 pm

That is Awesome... Attitude...
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Westley Price » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:32 pm

That second-last picture is a keeper! Would be nice to enlarge to A3 size and frame.

I can imagine how sore he must be in the facial muscles after a shoot like this, haha.
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Inyoka » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:36 pm

Great shots Warren!
And what a beautiful color
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:21 pm

Thanks for everyones comments. Ja, this Boomslang was not happy with me at all. If I had to prick him with a pin I think he would have popped like a bicycle tube! ;)
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:55 pm

The male Boomslang we have got here before are normally light yellow and black compared to this nice turquoise one.


Correction- Just confirmed this snake is actually a female!
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Eyelash » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:56 pm

You just made my day W !

What a stunning snake ! Thanks for sharing her with us :)

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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Bushviper » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:51 am

Herphabitat wrote:Correction- Just confirmed this snake is actually a female!


That explains the attitude.

Does not look like it had too much food recently.
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:25 am

It is deceiving how skinny she actually is because of how she puffs up in the photos but you can see the poor condition from the skin folds on the posterior of her body. My Alternate captured her after her tail got caught under the wheel of a grader. I did try to feed her but she was not interested.
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby michael » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:00 am

That’s one beautiful Boomslang. Thank you for the excellent pictures, I agree with Westley, there are definitely a few there I would enlarge and frame!
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Kennyakagera » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:28 pm

What a beaut ! Thanks for sharing Waren that's for sure a beautiful snake !
Beautiful pictures as well
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Re: Turquoise Boomslang from Northern Angola

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks for the compliments guys. I had to take quite a few shots to get anything decent but she was a good subject.
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