Its such a pity

Its such a pity

Postby Rishaad » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:03 am

Received a call from a friend who lives just down the road on Saturday night informing me that someone had run over a snake just outside his driveway. I got there to find this large BHS still moving and in immense pain. I went to get a brick to put it out of its misery but when I got back to the snake it was already dead so I fortunately I didn't have to go through that. Its a pity that most of the large BHS's that I come across are dead or on the brink of it.

Image
And God has Created every animal from water, of them are some creeping on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some on four. God Creates what He wills, for sure God has Power over all things. (Noble Quran 24:45)

For Goodness Snakes
www.forgoodnesssnakes.co.za
User avatar
Rishaad
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1869
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:31 am
Location: Durban, KZN

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Mitton » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:09 am

That is really sad, such a nice big snake.
I always say a snake in captivity can get to that size quite easily in about 3 years, but for a wild snake to get that size would have taken more than double that time. Hopefully there are plenty offspring in the area.
www.moreliapythons.co.za
User avatar
Mitton
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 3206
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:32 pm
Location: Jhb

Re: Its such a pity

Postby insaniac » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:13 am

Real pity that, sad to see.

Nice large specimens like these are getting scarcer by the day...

People should really pay more attention.
I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other...
User avatar
insaniac
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1118
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 8:09 am
Location: unknown..

Re: Its such a pity

Postby rolandslf » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:43 am

SAD, SAD, SAD.
Rishaad, I feel for you. I recently had to put a Spotted Bush out of its misery, it had also been run over.
To see a snake in so much pain that it was virtually coiling itself into knots was heartbreaking.

I have noticed that these large BHS are mostly being found dead or close to death, you just don't seem to find them alive anymore.
It is better to be Pissed Off than Pissed On.
Roland Friskin
User avatar
rolandslf
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 2543
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:10 pm
Location: Durban

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:03 pm

Ah, that's not nice. Unfortuantely people don't look where they are driving and do not see the snakes. Really wish more people were aware of the nature around them.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
User avatar
Bushbaby
SA Reptiles Admin
 
Posts: 10591
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Its such a pity

Postby 10gbooj » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:45 pm

This is so unnecessary and yet people still do it... I doubt this was intentional but many snakes that are DOR are seen by the motorist before it gets run over... :smt013
User avatar
10gbooj
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 444
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:49 pm
Location: KZN- Hillcrest/Southbroom

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Eyelash » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:51 pm

Ag...shame man...that realy sucks...was a very good looking snake !
Louis Jacobsz
072 7992588
http://www.clickapet.co.za (coming soon)
https://www.facebook.com/LJAfricanCaptiveBreds
User avatar
Eyelash
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1532
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Its such a pity

Postby lowflyingdaisy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:10 pm

I am looking for a young ollie, and then leaving Keurbaai outside Plett this week, I found a hatchling ollie that had been run over by my boss, maybe an hour before. Heartbreaking.
lowflyingdaisy
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:44 pm

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:35 pm

lowflyingdaisy wrote:I am looking for a young ollie, and then leaving Keurbaai outside Plett this week, I found a hatchling ollie that had been run over by my boss, maybe an hour before. Heartbreaking.


Please explain what an "ollie" is. This is a reptile forum not a mechanics forum.
It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Those who are afraid to ask are ashamed of learning.
User avatar
Bushviper
Founder Member
 
Posts: 17358
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:02 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Fooble » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:39 pm

Ollie is actually a basic maneuver in skateboaring :D
Organized crime comes in more forms than one.
User avatar
Fooble
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:32 am
Location: Umhlanga, Durban - KZN

Re: Its such a pity

Postby mgiddings » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:16 pm

I think he/she means olive? As in olive house snake?

Or maybe a skateboard move lol fooble.
"Well, if you spend enough time in the field you will spot special things"-Tony Phelps
User avatar
mgiddings
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1187
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:52 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Its such a pity

Postby lowflyingdaisy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:17 am

Yes, I meant an olive house snake. Sorry, I heard this from a guy at Lawnwood snake sanctuary in Plett and thought it was a common nickname, lol!
lowflyingdaisy
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:44 pm

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Crested Gecko » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:22 pm

It looks like a male with its long tail,poor!!! snake
*Dream big,and work hard*
Usain bolt
User avatar
Crested Gecko
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:13 pm
Location: Western-Cape

Re: Its such a pity

Postby marc bt » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:09 pm

I would have disagree with you, Crested Gecko. That, to me,looks like a big female. Females normally are the bigger of the 2 when it comes to House snakes and you can see how the tail suddenly becomes narrow at the base of the tail.
a wiseman once said:"you can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life.."
User avatar
marc bt
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 741
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:53 am
Location: durban (where else!!)

Re: Its such a pity

Postby Fooble » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:11 pm

Usually males are much smaller id be surprised to see a male at that size. Marcs got it on point with Brown house Snakes relatively easy to sex by tail base/length
Organized crime comes in more forms than one.
User avatar
Fooble
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:32 am
Location: Umhlanga, Durban - KZN

Next

Return to Brown house snakes (Lamprophis (Boaedon) capensis)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron