Forest Cobra

Forest Cobra

Postby dendroaspis » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:24 pm

Very sexy young man :)

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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby Neurotoxic » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:28 pm

Indeed he is!!! Very nice pics there M.
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby steve » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:33 pm

very very good looking bloke. thanks for sharing.
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby BushSnake » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:52 pm

Great pics and a really stunning snake! Has the West African ones been seperated from ours, or are they still the same N.melanoleuca?
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby Serpy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:05 pm

Thats a gorgeous snake!!
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby Mitton » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:13 pm

That is 1 hot snakes, great pictures.
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby fredsmith » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:27 pm

Wow. Such a proud looking snake! Looks like he's got loads of attitude..
These are definitely one of those snakes on my list of dream "must haves".
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby WW » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:44 pm

Superb snake. Proper black-and-white Naja melanoleuca compete with Sri Lankan Naja naja for the title of my all-time favourite snakes. Do you happen to know where that specimen is from?

At the moment, all forest cobras are still Naja melanoleuca, although that will change in the not-too-distant future, once all the data have been assembled and analysed.
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:10 pm

Very very handsome cobra and nice pics Dendroaspis.

WW, is it just a rumour that the name 'subfulva' might be reinstated for the southern races?
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby WW » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:14 pm

Pythonodipsas - very likely, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Unfortunately, some things tend to filter out through rumours and private communications, and get absorbed long before the data is fully analysed... which has led to problems in the past.
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:24 pm

Ok i wont tell anyone - lol ;)
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby Bushviper » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:33 pm

Thats very nice. I hope you have a female to go with it. If they hurry up and re-classify it then we will not have problems importing these because they will no longer be indigenous and "contaminate the gene pool".
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby drummer » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:16 pm

WW wrote:Pythonodipsas - very likely, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Unfortunately, some things tend to filter out through rumours and private communications, and get absorbed long before the data is fully analysed... which has led to problems in the past.


Yes this is very frustrating! Some people swear by these taxonomic changes.... i have even been caught out in the past :D
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby WW » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:53 pm

Especially if these changes are based on preliminary results and conclusions, later reversed by additional data, but in the meantime, the gossip makes it into the literature... Had that happen before...
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Re: Forest Cobra

Postby dendroaspis » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:42 pm

Thanks guys

@WW I am unsure of its location. I will try to find out :)
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