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Hi from KZN

Postby mrVynes » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:40 am

Hi, I just found a tiny dead snake in my living room but no idea what it is (was). Can I post a pic of it here somewhere for identification?

Thanks!
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:55 am

Post it right here on this topic.

Click on "Post Reply" below the topic, and then on the following screen you will see an option "Add Attachment."

Just use that for now and someone will be able to help out.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby mrVynes » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:06 pm

OK, thanks here it is attached...

It is very small, about 15cm in length.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Jamster » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:10 pm

looks like a wolf snake to me. harmless. :)
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:16 pm

That is a Marbled Tree Snake.

I wouldn't worry about them. They are harmless, and you should actually be quite happy to have them around.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Jamster » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:19 pm

Sheesh do they get that dark or is it that colour because its been dead for a while?
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:46 pm

I might be wrong, but I'm 90% sure of the ID.

I think it's just the lighting that makes it look that dark.

Let's wait for one of the KZN locals to help out.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby mrVynes » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:52 pm

It is actually quite dark, not sure if it's because i'ts been dead a while. Except for the colour the patterns and head shape do look very much like pictures I've now seen of a marble tree snake.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Jamster » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:53 pm

Checked some google images Westley and it looks like youre spot on :) there are some pics of dark ones on the internet aswell.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Scavenger » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:54 pm

I would agree with westley's Identification. Body shape doesn't look right for a Cape Wolf snake. Where abouts are you situated?
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby mrVynes » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:57 pm

I'm in Pongola, KZN (Southern border of Swaziland)
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby Bushviper » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:04 pm

That's a Marbled tree snake. Harmless guys and its been dead for more than a week looking it the colour and posture.
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Re: Hi from KZN

Postby mrVynes » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:53 pm

Thanks for the ID.
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