Help Id this snake please

Help Id this snake please

Postby TankFish » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:12 pm

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Re: Help Id this snake please

Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm

It looks like a short snouted grass snake (P. brevirostris) with odd colouration. Where was it found?
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Re: Help Id this snake please

Postby TankFish » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:36 pm

Pythonodipsas wrote:It looks like a short snouted grass snake (P. brevirostris) with odd colouration. Where was it found?


We stay in Ballito, KZN. Yesterday was a Vine Snake. They coming out in droves.
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Re: Help Id this snake please

Postby Bushviper » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:23 am

Definitely not a Vine snake. I would also say Grass snake of some sort.
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Re: Help Id this snake please

Postby Amphibian » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:21 pm

Looks like a normal Slug Eater to me. How big was it?
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Re: Help Id this snake please

Postby froot » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:15 am

Eye is too big for D. Lutrix.
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Re: Help Id this snake please

Postby Jamster » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:34 pm

I would say definately a slug eater. It has the dashes along the spine, the slight twotone appearance, the black specks running along the edge of the ventral scales. It's head looks dessicated wich means that the soft tissues lining the socket may have shrunk making the eyes appear larger.
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