Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

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Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Serpent » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:15 pm

I thought I might share some pics from the early 90's.

A black mamba that I caught in a rabbit hutch. Yes that is a wooden dowel rod snake hook, and a braai tongs, it was an age ago. It was/is a pilstrom grab stick if that counts for anything. This was my first and still is the biggest black mamba that I have ever caught, I was totally unprepared and nearly wet myself when I saw it. But there was quite a crowd gathered so I had to man up.
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My female green mamba that I caught in Southbroom and the mother of the babies below.
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My puff adder, Henry, who I kept for 12 years. Turned out Henry was a she. Bought at Fitzsimmons Snake Park.
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Green mambas hatching.
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My sundevals garter snake, caught on the South Coast.
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My striking male puff adder on the right that I caught in Paddock.
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Hope you enjoyed them.
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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Colinh » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:08 am

Very Nice. From then to now your have probably seen everything and owned some of it as well? Very nice Puffies.
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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Kennyakagera » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:22 am

Nice snakes ... I've s'en lots of Black mambo but never such à Black one ... Is that usual in South africa ?
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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Serpent » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:43 pm

I have caught many black mambas, at various localities, but have never really given colour a thought. I think there might be a slight difference between coastal and inland specimens, however I am no expert. I think lighting plays a role as well as shedding, those pics were taken in the shade.

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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Kennyakagera » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:48 pm

I'm from Rwanda Mate. Maybe its the lighting so as you say.
Beautiful specimen anymay.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Serpent » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:22 pm

Thanks very much. Wow Rwanda, you must have some interesting herps there too. Have you any posts with pics?
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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Kennyakagera » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:05 am

Of course I do !
Here you go :

Rwanda Burundi herpetofaune
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=29027

Big black mamba
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28978

Causus rombeatus Green phase
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=28935

Forest cobra
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28890

A bit of everything of Rwanda.
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=27929

Again
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=28289

Sorry for all the link ... The first one is the more active where I put everything I find.

Cheers

Feel free to comment, advice etc :D

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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Serpent » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:53 pm

Very nice indeed buddy! Duh... I have seen some of these and we have spoken before.
Tell me your profile pic... What snake is that?
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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Kennyakagera » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:52 pm

THE most beautifull snake on earth !
Causus resimus ! Velvet-green night-adder!

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Re: Some of my snakes way back in the early 90's.

Postby Whitelipp » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:39 pm

My first thoughts when I saw that first pic was that you have it wrong being a Black Mamba. I thought Forest Cobra because of the coloring
But then looked at the head and jip black mamba indeed. Very nice
Dont bite, strike!!!!

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