Snake ID

Snake ID

Postby GregM » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:18 am

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Hey guys,

Im afraid im a fish keeper so reptiles aren't by forte... I can identify the majority of snakes in my area (West of Durban) but this guy has me beat. Closest I have come is either a Stiletto Snake or a Purple Glossy Snake. Typically my wife found it in the bathroom........ yesterday we had a juvenile centipede eater in the same spot. :shock:

Please help ID>

Cheers,

Greg
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Re: Snake ID

Postby GregM » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:58 am

CAPE WOLF SNAKE ?
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Re: Snake ID

Postby Mehelya » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:15 am

Looks like a Wolf Snake to me.
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Re: Snake ID

Postby reptile » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:19 am

Yup seems to be a wolf snake... Harmless
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Re: Snake ID

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:10 am

Definitely a wolf snake, Lycophidion.
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Re: Snake ID

Postby GregM » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:32 am

Belated thanks to you guys for responding. After the advice from a mate I looked it up and was pretty happy with the ID. He/She was kept overnight to ensure there were no injuries and released the following day into the local Nature Reserve.

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Re: Snake ID

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:59 pm

Good job :)
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Re: Snake ID

Postby reptile » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:09 am

Yup... Deserve a round of applause :D
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