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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:15 am

Hi there,

Got this via e-mail the other day.

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Postby RAGE » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:36 am

:shock: WOW. Thats one huge puffie :shock:
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Postby DevenK » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:37 am

That's huge!!!
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Postby Quintin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:10 am

Great stuff... i'm glad the snake wasnt killed!!!! Would love to know how old that puffer is?!

Has anyone seen the HUGE Puff Adder at Monte Casino bird park??? Its also a monster!!!!

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Postby gino » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:15 am

Damn thats big :shock: I havent aeen that one? How long would you estamate?



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Postby MV » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:37 am

I'd say 1.6...hehe, I also got the e-mail...but BB beat me to posting it. ;)
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Postby Mongoose » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:50 am

Tony, do you have tubes big enough for a snake with that girth? hehe

That snake is big! My dad once got a 5foot Puff. just outside Kimberley.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:28 am

Funny how the longest that was measured in Southern Africa was 1.2 metres from snout to vent. Looks like the others have eluded scientists.

What tickles me is that the ones in the north of the country have small males and huge females whereas the ones from the Cape seem to have big males and smaller females.

How soon is the DNA gonna produce some results?
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Postby MrG » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:40 pm

The guy holding it is not very tall ????? :twisted:

Big puffie that one. ;)
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Postby mm069 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:44 pm

Where was this taken?
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Postby mm069 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:46 pm

Oops, Polokwane, never mind. That thing should have become extinct with the dinos.
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Postby rubida » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:27 pm

That's a monster of a puffy! Hope it didn’t sustain any spinal injuries…
I remember seeing a skin which Gerhard Prinsloo showed me of one killed by farmers in the Magaliesberg, which could have been the same size as this one from Polokwane, but it’s difficult to determine the length from the skin.

What tickles me is that the ones in the north of the country have small males and huge females whereas the ones from the Cape seem to have big males and smaller females.


BV, you’ve hit the nail on the head! That’s why more research should be done on their lifecycles…
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Postby Long John Silver » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:00 am

I hope the noose didin't injure the puffy. Very nice snake. Can you guys imagine a bite from that beast?
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Postby Rob » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:04 am

Wow big snake.

QUINTIN - I saw that snake at Monte Casino, also a big fella
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