Specimens from a Garden

Specimens from a Garden

Postby Jen » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:40 pm

Hi there
I decided to share these photos sent to me by my friend. She lives just outside Grahamstown and has multiple snake visitors to her garden. This weekend they had some Boomslangs, but unfortunately they didn't get pics. Her husband knows his snakes & they relocate the venomous ones as they have 2 young children.
These are 2 that they did get photos of:

Baby Puffadder - Bitis arietans. I think it is a beautiful specimen
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Common Slug Eater - Duberria lutrix
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Thanks for looking!
1.1.0 Epicrates cenchria cenchria
1.1.0 Corallus hortulanus
1.1.0 Heterodon nasicus
1.1.0 Trimeresurus puniceus
2.2.0 Trimeresurus albolabris
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby vuduman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:49 pm

Vey nice little puffy :)
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby herpitologica » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:53 pm

Jen would that puffy colour up as he grows up?Reason i'm asking is because I live on a farm just outside Port Alfred and all the puffies I find are dark black and yellow.Grahamstown is probably about 30kms from me.
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby n-groundie » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:59 pm

An awsome puffy
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby boing » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:16 am

herpitologica wrote:Jen would that puffy colour up as he grows up?Reason i'm asking is because I live on a farm just outside Port Alfred and all the puffies I find are dark black and yellow.Grahamstown is probably about 30kms from me.


I would suspect this one is a female and the ones you have seen are males. In the Eastern Cape we have beautiful yellow and black males!!
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby MrG » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:54 pm

By looking at the tail I think this might be a male. Beautiful colour.
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby Odette » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:20 pm

I lived many years on a farm 1/2 way between Port Alfred and Grahamstown, and came across many puff adders, they can have a variety of patterns and different shades. The yellow black one seemed to be most freqently visitor.
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Re: Specimens from a Garden

Postby Mr Venom » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:30 pm

That is one nice puffie.
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