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Whats this indigenous then?

Postby armata » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:13 pm

no cluse should be easyImage
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Postby Snake007 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:46 pm

Can I answer . . . Plse plse plse . . . .

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Okay I won't . . . As TP said, "It should be easy"
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:48 am

Woah! That is not easy! Unless I am not seeing the obvious I would like to hazard a guess and say Forest Marsh Snake - Natriciteres variegata sylvatica ?
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:12 pm

Could also be Montaspis gilvomaculata (Cream spotted mountain snake) They both look pretty similar.
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Postby armata » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:25 pm

Look at the head more closely.
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Postby alexander » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:43 pm

This is confusing! It looks a bit like a night adder as well.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:12 pm

Possibly a melanistic form of something? If so it could have the head of a Skaapsteeker (Psammophylax rhombeatus)?

Or possibly a Philothamnus sp?
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Postby armata » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:33 pm

Well done!!! melanistic Psammophylax rhombeatus photographed at Paarl Snake Park last weekend.
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Postby alexander » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:02 pm

wow, i didn't even think of spotted skaapsteker!
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Postby Rhino Viper » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:19 pm

BV I showed you a picture some time ago of that snake, but could not get my camera to focus that good.
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Postby froot » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:46 pm

Nice one armata, you had me stumped there.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:57 am

Yeah you had me scratching my frontal lobe!
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Postby Bushviper » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:46 am

Rhino Viper so this is all your fault. If you had taken a proper picture I would have looked like the clever kid in the class.

Are you going to breed it this year? I would like to try raising babies again and possibly the melanistic morph can become established here.
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Postby Rhino Viper » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:32 am

BV I don't think so, I don't it is big enough yet. I would rather wait for the snake to be bigger.
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Postby Mongoose » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:05 pm

Very interesting!
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