Need help to identify snake please.

Need help to identify snake please.

Postby Zippyzoo » Tue May 20, 2008 5:45 pm

Please help identify this snake. I suspect it's an adult rhombic night adder ?? Am I right ?

Found in the Eastern Cape near Uitenhage.

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Thanks everyone for your help.
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Postby armata » Tue May 20, 2008 5:50 pm

Yes you are correct, rhombic night adder, Causus rhombeatus. A nice looking pale specimen.
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Postby Zippyzoo » Tue May 20, 2008 5:57 pm

Thanks :)
Is it better to be pale; is that an indication of health ?
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Postby Bushviper » Tue May 20, 2008 6:11 pm

Nope it just means he lives in an area where a pale background fits in so much easier.
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