Snake ID please

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Snake ID please

Postby Dawie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:05 pm

Hello

Could someone please help me ID the snake in the attached picture? It has moved into my gate motor where we need to work so I need to figure out what to do with it. When I open the motor cover it ducks below the base plate so catching it is not easy. I estimate it about 25cm long, evenly coloured except the head which has the light-brown streak across the eye and some lighter markings behind the head which eventually fade away. Moves quite slow.
If necessary I'll try getting a better picture later when it surfaces again ...

This is near Roodeplaat dam, Pta.

Thanks
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Re: Snake ID please

Postby michael » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:15 pm

That is a harmless brown house snake.
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Re: Snake ID please

Postby Dawie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:29 pm

Thank you Michael
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Re: Snake ID please

Postby Nafcerion » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:45 pm

coolest snakes to catch when they in the house! *play with it for 10 minutes* then let it go , lol
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