Hoooge Brown House Snake

Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby rolandslf » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:09 pm

No it is not a spelling error in the title. I intended it to be that way.

As you all know, I have been away from work for the past three days.

I just received this E-Mailed pic from a resident on the Estate. She took the pic with her Blackberry.
This snake came to visit her on Monday, she phoned for me, but obviously I wasn't available. She said that it was about 1.5 metres long.
She chased the snake away. It had eaten a large meal as she said that there was a large lump inside it.

How far would this snake have moved having eaten a large meal. I need to find it before one of these rich Morons kills it if I am not available.

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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby eyed_lizard » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:15 pm

I'm sure it won't be to far away from the estate, I actually think it might still be in the estate.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby Fooble » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:24 pm

Looks a decent size but 1.5m.

If you calculate the size of those bricks approx 21-25cm.

Id say max 950mm 1000mm absolute max.

That's going with rough calculations on brick size
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby rolandslf » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:47 pm

Ok, she sent me another pic. Going by this one I would say over 1 meter in length.
Tyrone do the calculation for us, I do not know how much is not in the picture though.

And yes, I am looking for a big live Brown House Snake. I have two big ones already, about 90cm and 1meter respectively.
This one however is a giant by todays standards.

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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby Fooble » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:02 pm

Okay call each brick average 220mm with a width of say 100mm-120mm (average on those pavers).

With that image you can see that snake will be no where near 12-15 paving stones long nor even 5 lengths.
So id say no longer then 1m.

Just a thought if you remove the larger snakes it only adds to the chance of less larger ones occurring in the wild doesn't?
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby it_bit_me » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:52 pm

I bet the estate has a big wall around it so the snake is probably still there.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby rolandslf » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:21 am

The Estate is surrounded by 7.5km's of pallisade fencing.
There is not much keeping the snake in the Estate. I do feel that it is still on the Estate though.
I am just waiting patiently for the call :lol:
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby hunter1 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:45 am

The estate gave me a R250 speeding fine:? 53kms an hour apparently. i caught a 1m house snake on the estate but released by Pani dam.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby rolandslf » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:23 am

When was this?
The amount for the fine is correct.

The area where this particular snake was seen is quite far from Pani Dam. Funny though, with regards to the pics of the autopsy I did on a big female brown house a couple of months ago where I tried to save the eggs, she was run over pretty close to Pani Dam. She was in the 1m range as well.

This is why I don't like to release on the Estate.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby hunter1 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:47 pm

Both happened in the last two weeks. She had reached that size on the estate so i thought she would be ok there. They are doing more and more building on Mount Edgecomb, herd they even putting a new road threw near one of the community centres.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby Silvrav » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Fooble wrote:Okay call each brick average 220mm with a width of say 100mm-120mm (average on those pavers).

With that image you can see that snake will be no where near 12-15 paving stones long nor even 5 lengths.
So id say no longer then 1m.

Just a thought if you remove the larger snakes it only adds to the chance of less larger ones occurring in the wild doesn't?


Yip, with Fooble on this on...maybe just over 1m (say 1050) as a standard brick is 222mm and another 5-8mm for the grout area.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby rolandslf » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:37 am

The new road is actually a new offramp from the N2 North which will go towards Phoenix.
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby Boervrou » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:20 pm

@ rolandslf "I need to find it before one of these rich Morons kills it" Shame on you, do you think that because you are holding a few snakes captive that you are so much better than people that chase wild snakes away to be wild somewhere else?
"And yes, I am looking for a big live Brown House Snake. I have two big ones already, about 90cm and 1meter respectively." Yip, I thought so!
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Re: Hoooge Brown House Snake

Postby rolandslf » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:14 pm

Boervrou - What is your case jumping on me for a post that is 14 months old. I never ever got the call for this snake and considered the post long dead and buried. I am also not the only person who has caught snakes in my collection.

The difference between me and the people I referred to in my post is that at least I look after the snakes I have, and the people I refer to, literally club them to death at every given opportunity.

Lastly, before going off the handle, check how up to date the post is.
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