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Re: Please help identify

So sad to see this forum so quiet. This is a beautiful specimen of a spotted house snake - Lamprophis guttatus Harmless constrictor that lives mostly on lizards and geckos and occasionally small rodents or birds. It's also sometimes called the spotted rock snake. More here: https://www.africansnakeb...
by fuscusV2
Wed May 05, 2021 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Kwazulu Natal
Topic: Please help identify
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Eastern Cape Snake Info

Definitely Puff Adder, Cape Cobra and Rinkhals, otherwise Boomslang (rarely encountered as they are quick to make an exit), night adders (very common but not deadly).
by fuscusV2
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous highly venomous snakes
Topic: Eastern Cape Snake Info
Replies: 3
Views: 3365

Re: Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus at it again...

Congrats, beautiful specimens!
by fuscusV2
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous highly venomous snakes
Topic: Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus at it again...
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

Re: What kind of snake is this?

Nice find!
Don't try handling the thing, it's not an easy snake to handle. They can be hot tempered and have a special trick where they slide one fang out the side of their mouth and pull back on their head to tag you. A bite from one is pretty nasty, though not deadly AFAIK.
by fuscusV2
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous highly venomous snakes
Topic: What kind of snake is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

PE handler who died from Puff Adder envenomation in the 80s?

Does anyone recall the details of the Port Elizabeth snake handler who died after being tagged by a Puff Adder - I recall it happened in the 80s? I heard it for the first time in 1989 while I was working at Reptile World in East London. I wondered if anyone had any information on that incident or if...
by fuscusV2
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous highly venomous snakes
Topic: PE handler who died from Puff Adder envenomation in the 80s?
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

Re: European venomous snake commmunity in shock.

I'm afraid this is a public forum, people will post their opinions regardless. Perhaps ask a mod to delete the thread? Condolences to his family and friends.
by fuscusV2
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:14 am
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: European venomous snake commmunity in shock.
Replies: 19
Views: 3016

Re: Dendroaspis viridis bite - Wesst African Green Mamba

Horrid experience, you must have felt a little off when you realised that a hot had just tagged you. I guess there weren't too many things it could have been with smooth scales, bright green etc. Dendroaspis is no joke. Anything shorter than 500mm is never easy to handle, particularly a climber. I o...
by fuscusV2
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:50 am
 
Forum: Venom Club
Topic: Dendroaspis viridis bite - West African Green Mamba
Replies: 26
Views: 9070

Re: IT WON'T KILL YA, BUT...

That there is the reason I don't understand Americans who skinnydip!
by fuscusV2
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:51 am
 
Forum: Exotic chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: IT WON'T KILL YA, BUT...
Replies: 15
Views: 3734

Re: philothamnus id help

Hmmm... frozen amphibian... not philothamnus
by fuscusV2
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: philothamnus id help
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: The most stupid guy on the planet .

Actually this was an urban legend: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/darwin04.asp What was pretty dumb but true from that email though was the story of the guy who taped store bought bungee cords together and jumped a 70ft railroad trestle, and the one about two guys playing catch with a rattle...
by fuscusV2
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Fun and games
Topic: The most stupid guy on the planet .
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: allergic to snakes?

I imagine it's possible, although not well documented for obvious reasons. Perhaps she's allergic to something tha the snake secretes or something on the snakes - do they rub oil or anything else on the animals for mites etc? What about substrate - it could more likely be substrate or enclosure rela...
by fuscusV2
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:39 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: allergic to snakes?
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Cote d'Ivoire

This is an awesome post and a real credit to this forum. Thanks for posting! I haven't had the opportunity to visit Cote d'ivoire but I do have colleagues working there and will certainly ping you if I do end up going. Most of my travels have taken me to East Africa, India and the Caribbean with my ...
by fuscusV2
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Cote d'Ivoire
Replies: 22
Views: 8748

Re: Thrasops jacksoni - Angola

Oh, and a clip of one eating... nice! Apparently they are good feeders



That mouse gives him a good nip
by fuscusV2
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Exotic highly venomous snakes
Topic: Thrasops jacksoni - Angola
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

Re: Thrasops jacksoni - Angola

I found this article interesting where someone records their bite (it was a significant bite) - swelling but no major ill effects: http://forums.kingsnake.com/view.php?id=1510152,1510152 I assume we are we still rather wary of these in that not alot is known about their bite? I for one don't want to...
by fuscusV2
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Exotic highly venomous snakes
Topic: Thrasops jacksoni - Angola
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

Re: Thrasops jacksoni - Angola

That's a beautiul specimen. Amazing how similar it is to Dispholodus. Really glad you took the time to take a few pics, some good shots there, I'll likely never get to see one up close.
by fuscusV2
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Exotic highly venomous snakes
Topic: Thrasops jacksoni - Angola
Replies: 9
Views: 3955
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