Please Identify

Please Identify

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:23 am

To cut a long story short. A guy I know hooted at my gate at 21h50 last night.
I went out, he stated that he had caught a snake in his brother in laws garage at a block of flats.
I necked the snake, approximately 1.7 meters in length, fairly thick, yellowy brown back, white creamy belly, black head, has heat pits.
I identified it as definitely being some type of Python or Boa.
Opinions Please. This snake is definitely either an escapee or has been stolen from someone.
The guy refused to leave the snake with me.

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Re: Please Identify

Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:27 am

Interesting find Roland. I think it may be a White Lipped or De Alberts python Leiopython albertisii
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Spider » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:44 am

Such a beautiful snake. Hope someone did not let it go on purpose.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:45 am

Are you serious?

I'm sure someone will be knocking at your friend's door to claim his (expensive) pet back.

Definitely a White-lipped Python.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:48 am

Thanks for the info Craig, I also believe it to be a White Lipped Python.
Why I query it being stolen is that my wife and I suspect this guy of having stolen some snakes from me previously, but don't have proof.
He comes to me from time to time with snakes he is selling.
He does not really know what he is doing with snakes, but how do I get a rareish beauty like this away from him?
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Superciliaris » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:50 am

That is my snake !
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Re: Please Identify

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:59 am

Yip, and a lot of snake owners in Durb's have also lost that snake.
I have an idea whose snake it is and will be contacting them.
The problem will be getting it away from the guy who "Found It".
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Fooble » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:02 am

Superciliaris wrote:That is my snake !


Ah ah ah.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:07 am

This snake does in fact belong to Supercilliaris, I did not connect a username to the persons actual name.
The two names were tied up with a phone call.
Mitton, thanks for helping me on this one. I made contact with Andrew and I will now and try to get him and the snake back together.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Mitton » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:09 am

Cool, glad it worked out so far.
Superciliaris, hope you get your snake back man.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Silvrav » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:18 am

I am sorry, I would lay a charge of theft and/or steal it back!
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Re: Please Identify

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:21 am

I am trying to make contact with the youngster who has the snake.
Hopefully an appeal to his better side will produce results and he hands the snake over.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Rishaad » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:35 am

This is unbelievable. I am glad Andrew now knows who has his snake. Very lucky that it actually turned up within our circle. I say this guy should be hit with the full might of the law or may just hit would work as well. If I were Andre I would not be in the best of moods right now and would be cooking up various methods of pain delivery to this guy. That snake is very beautiful and different.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:40 am

Can you guys please give us a bit more info?

Was the snake lost?

Did it escape?

Was it stolen?
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Re: Please Identify

Postby rolandslf » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:42 am

Hey Rishaad, all I can add is this. Being Honest sometimes sucks.
When the guy asked me to identify the snake he actually said, "If it is venomous I don't want it', this is before I even saw the snake.
Me like an Ahole, takes a look and says, Oh, it is some type of Python or Boa and definitely non-venomous.
I should have just said, Venemous, and kept it.
It seems as if the snake was an Escapee.
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