Whip snake

Whip snake

Postby MrG » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:07 pm

Caught this guy this morning, tree snake the caller said. :)

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Re: Whip snake

Postby Bushviper » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:18 pm

Well if it is in a tree then it has to be a tree snake. How come the head is so dirty, did it try to get away.
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Re: Whip snake

Postby slangman » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:48 pm

its gotta be a sand snake ...after all , it has sand in its mouth !
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Re: Whip snake

Postby jka » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:19 pm

Really nice photos you have there like always.

Which Psammophis is that? Short-snouted, or what?
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Re: Whip snake

Postby armata » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:42 am

A layman could be forgiven for mistaking this for a female boomslang. is this Psammophis mossambicus? Looks a decent size.
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Re: Whip snake

Postby MrG » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:57 am

Probilbly went up the tree to get away from the dogs.
It looked to me like P. brevirostris (short snouted whip snake) and I released it straight afterwards.
It was about 60cm long.
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Re: Whip snake

Postby Mongoose » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:20 pm

P.mossambicus.
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