Some puff adders

Re: Some puff adders

Postby leonthemenace » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:05 pm

Far from local, but at least still from the same continent ... the Bitis parviocula. Stunning is a sure understatement.
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby Bushviper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:15 pm

I saw one of the first specimens in a museum in Germany and what was so sad was you could see they had beaten it with a panga.

I am in two minds about keeping a snake as rare as this. It would break my heart if it died.
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby Westley Price » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:23 pm

Here are a few pics to start with.

Aggeneys, Northern Cape

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Kwe Kwe, Central Zimbabwe

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Grootfontein, Northern Namibia

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Rosh Pinah, Southern Namibia

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I should have some pics of Western Cape ones too. Will scratch around.
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby LanceJeffery » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:54 pm

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Neonate Eastern Cape male
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby Warren Klein » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:44 pm

Male from Northern Angola SVL:690mm; TL:789mm; 600g Just captured today and still a bit dusty.

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And a fang shot for good measure!
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby Bushviper » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:03 am

Thats a chubby snake for one that has just come out of winter.
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:47 am

Thought so two and it left a huge turd in the cage this morning evidence of a recent meal. We have found nicer looking specimens than this here but your East African puffies are much prettier thou.
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby snake kid » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:20 am

Here is some Western Cape locality Puffies.
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3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: Some puff adders

Postby levi_20 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:58 pm

Cape Town has been hot the past few days and the reptiles are loving it. This little puffy was literally 2m from my bedroom door, caught my eye through the glass as I looked up from writing my thesis. Very lucky to live out of town :D Just a phone pic so couldnt get too close.

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