What type is this snake?

South African snakes commonly known as non-venomous, including the Natal rock python (Python natalensis).

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What type is this snake?

Postby benzidirk » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:59 am

Hi. I found this snake in my house today. Just wondering if it's by any chance venomous and if you believe I will find more than one.

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Re: What type is this snake?

Postby Viper_SA » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:16 am

Not entirely sure about the species, or what area you're from, but by the shape of the head I'd say non-venomous. Better wait for some more informed replies, lol
Happy herping :D

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Re: What type is this snake?

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:19 am

That's a Red lipped snake. They are a semi venomous species but their venom is not dangerous to people. They are often found near water because they eat frogs and toads. You can release the snake again.
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Re: What type is this snake?

Postby Kakibos » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:48 am

Herphabitat wrote:That's a Red lipped snake

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Re: What type is this snake?

Postby Jamster » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:44 am

Jup, that's a Herald for sure.
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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