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Mozambique Shovel Snout

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

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Mozambique Shovel Snout

Postby Mongoose » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:28 am

Prosymna janii - St Lucia - Copyright of David Maguire

I found this snake crossing the road one night. Shovel snouts feed mainly on hard-shelled reptile eggs and they live underground in the soft sub-strata.

ImageMozambique Shovel-Snouted Snake - Prosymna janii by David Maguire, on Flickr

ImageMozambique Shovel-snouted Snake - Prosymna janii by David Maguire, on Flickr

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Re: Mozambique Shovel Snout

Postby Mitton » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:03 am

Beautiful little snake.
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Re: Mozambique Shovel Snout

Postby Fooble » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:09 pm

Lovely, looks like a banana did you taste it?
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Re: Mozambique Shovel Snout

Postby Mongoose » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:36 pm

Thanks Mitton.

Fooble, I know you're vegetarian but you should lay off the mushrooms.
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Re: Mozambique Shovel Snout

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:42 pm

Great find and great pics.

You seems to have had a lot of lekker finds lately.
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Re: Mozambique Shovel Snout

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:01 pm

Good stuff. This is one species I'd love to find. Thanks for sharing.
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