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Postby BB Gabonica » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:56 pm

Hello. My name is Brad, I am 18 years old and have been keeping snakes for roughly 3 years now.
I have been working with snakes for about 4 years now at a little snake park here in Edenvale.
Although I love all snakes, Vipers are my real passion. :D

At the moment I keep:

-A pair of Western Gaboon Vipers / Rhinocerous Vipers. (Bitis rhinocerous)
(I've always wanted Gabbys and when i finally get them they become Rhinocerous vipers.
They look like Gaboon Vipers, therefore they are still Gaboon vipers to me!
But then again, I can now say I have Rhino Vipers... ;) )

-Female Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis)
(Thanks C&C!)

-Male Sedge Viper (Atheris nitschei)

-Pair of White-lipped Tree Vipers (Cryptelytrops albolabris)

-Female Purple Mangrove Viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus)

-Pair of Urocoan Rattlesnakes (Crotalus vegrandis)

-Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon Piscivorous) of unknow sex.
(I'm not too sure why i have this snake... ;) , but love it all the same)

-Female Normal Ball Python.

-Male Burmese Python.

And last but not least my new baby - Male Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis)

I am currently expecting babies from my White-lips.
I'm very excited as these are the 1st snakes i have bred. Fingers crossed.
Mom and Dad are good feeders so I'm praying I won't have too much trouble with the babies.

Cheers.
PS - AWESOME SITE!
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby insaniac » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:59 pm

Welcome !

Sounds like a good set of snakes you got there.

Hope you enjoy this forum as much as we do !

Good luck with the Whitelips, keep us posted !
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby Nasicornis » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:07 pm

Welcome. Nice viper collection you have there although a picture will be so much more rewarding.

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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby Matt Robinson » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:11 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby BB Gabonica » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks everyone. Mating took place in November so still a while to go.
Just got a new camera so will get some pics up as I get some more practice with it.
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby Mitton » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:18 pm

Welcome Brad.
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby Buck Rogers » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:27 pm

BB Gabonica wrote:I have been working with snakes for about 4 years now at a little snake park here in Edenvale.


Huh there's a snake park in the Vale?!??!? Where, but... how?! :smt017

Although I love all snakes, Vipers are my real passion. :D


nice one dude, vipers are the most attractive venomous (ganna get crucified now :lol:) although I don't keep HOTS still dig vipers the most!
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby steve » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:30 pm

Welcome to the forum Brad. I’m also a viper enthusiast and I’m sure we will enjoy each other’s threads. See you around.
Don’t forget pics.
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby BB Gabonica » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:13 pm

vipers are the most attractive venomous


I'll second that!

Um, question, how do i post pics. I've been searching for instructions but can't find any.

Pls excuse my ignorance. :oops:
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:15 pm

http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby tJokkie_ » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:22 pm

Welcome Gabonica,

One warning , this website is addictive!
Ball Pythons 1:0:0 Aurora 1:0:0 Macklotts Python 1:0:0
Blood Python 1:0:0 ... and some more :/
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby BB Gabonica » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:45 pm

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AH HA! Thanks BB!

There's the gravid White lip.

Off to get some decent photos of my other snakes.
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby Mitton » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:51 pm

She looks about ready to explode, how long still to go?
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby rolandslf » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:02 pm

Greetings and Welcome
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Re: Hi EVERYONE

Postby BB Gabonica » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:45 pm

Well i saw the White-lips mating on November 11th and she started swelling a bit 3 or 4 days after that so there is still quite a while to go... Oh the waiting!

Anyway, here are some of my other guys and gals:
Heres the little caudalis:
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The Sedge:
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The Mangrove:
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The Uros:
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And the yearling Chondro:
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Will get my Gaboons out in some sunlight next week to take pics. It's just not the same in the cage.
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