Im Confused. ID please

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Im Confused. ID please

Postby tJokkie_ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:11 pm

Hi all

This picture was taken in the Pretoria area (Unfortunately crappy quality)

Snake looks to have a semi black head , brown with spots.
I was told the Belly is white

Any guidance on ID much appreciated.

http://www.sareptiles.co.za/gallery/dis ... -22-0.html

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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby wadekilian » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:18 pm

Pretty sure that's a Brown House Snake.
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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby tJokkie_ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:21 pm

Thanks for the Input Wade, that was my initial thought.

But with a Black head?
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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby michael » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:10 pm

I may be way off here, but it almost looks like its spreading a partial hood. I would say young snouted cobra, but the picture does make the identification very hard.
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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby tJokkie_ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:41 pm

Im kind of leaning towards yours micheal, hoping to get more input :)
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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby Westley Price » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:46 pm

I also recon Brown House Snake.

You can just make out the mottled pattern on the dorsal as well as the white eye stripes.

But does look like a sizable specimen.
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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby Bushviper » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:44 am

Nope just a Brown house snake. Some have a dark sheen to the head. No way that it is making a hood. I see these on a daily basis. Pretoria house snakes look like that.
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Re: Im Confused. ID please

Postby meeerkat » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:56 am

Brown house snake. If you zoom in, note the white stripe above the eye
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