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Snakes exotic to South Africa with venoms that are not considered to be medically important.

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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby warbot » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:28 pm

It does look a lot alike! Southern Smooth Snake - and this little guy is very smooth!
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby warbot » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:35 pm

there is one difference though, the Coronella girondica has two lines through the eye this one only has one drop effect under the eye, but looking at the scales, must be in the family of species...
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby warbot » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:57 pm

Coronella austriaca, looks verry close resembled!

with the red belly

http://images.google.co.za/imgres?imgur ... -QbquvTFBg
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby Serpy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:15 pm

What about one of the ring neck snakes? Does something similar with its tail, also red under that section of tail. Interestingly enough micrurus sp does the same with its tail to draw attention away from its head when under attack by a predator.
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:32 pm

Warbot did the petshop sell it to you as a Storeia (Brown Snake)? To me it resembles a species of Kukri Snake (Oligodon) from the far east. A few have been in the country before,
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby WW » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:36 pm

Pythonodipsas is spot on - it looks like Oligodon taeniatus to me - a common kukri snake from Thailand and neighbouring countries.
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby Serpy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:47 pm

After doing some research myself, i agree totally with Pythonodipsas and WW. You have yourself a kukri snake.:)
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby QtCreaCha » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:42 pm

Age is but a number...I'm becoming more and more aware of this fact!! Froot, although I believe you can possibly have the wittiest, most subtlest sarcastiest personality, You are always, such an informative "gentleman" in all your posts
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby warbot » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:19 am

GUYS!!! :D I am so glad, you guys are correct it is!!! the first picture I searched was exactly correct!!
thanks a MIL guys, now where can I find a male, does anyone know someone that has one? or 2 or more?
thanks again! :)
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Re: Death of the hobby part 2

Postby warbot » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:38 am

Hi Guys

http://members.fortunecity.com/ukp001/naja/colubridae/oligodon_taeniolatus.htm

found this site, pretty much the only site, And yes it is exactly what I have
if anyone knows of anyone that has one please contact me!
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Re: ID this snake

Postby Biosmith » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:39 pm

Definitaly some kinda Psammophis sp
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Re: ID this snake

Postby Serpy » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:11 pm

Biosmith you joking right? Its Oligodon taeniatus, common Kukri snake.
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Re: ID this snake

Postby Biosmith » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:56 am

Serpy I admit defeat, I had a look at the link and concur.
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Re: ID this snake

Postby Serpy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:45 am

The patterning on its back is very psammophis like i agree, but everything else is very different. No offense intended by my first post though!
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Re: ID this snake

Postby Gregg Madden » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:33 am

I can tell you with 100% certainty it is not Storeria dekayi... I am 99% sure it is Oligodon taeniatus...
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