what snake is this

what snake is this

Postby juhantha83 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:49 am

Hey. I live in bredasdorp in the overberg region and found this snake in our garden. It was around 11am in the morning and it was lying in the sun. I picked it up using a stick to move it away from our dogs just incase it was poisones. Its about 40cm long and brown with a grey type belly.
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Re: what snake is this

Postby Mitton » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:59 am

That's a Common Slug Eater, Duberria lutrix.
They are harmless.
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Re: what snake is this

Postby Chameleon Company » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:17 pm

Yes indeed, Duberria lutrix lutrix.
2:2 Pseudaspis cana
1:2 Dasypeltis scabra

And yes they are all on permit.
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Re: what snake is this

Postby LizardLover » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:39 pm

Great to have in your garden, the bite is non venomous and the snake does not have any form of poison.
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Re: what snake is this

Postby Naneek » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:11 pm

Always see them in Betty's Bay in the road or my folks garden hehe
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